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Avery Amereau


  • Since making her professional debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2016 as the Madrigal Singer in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Avery Amereau has sung at numerous internationally acclaimed opera houses, including the Bayerische Staatsoper, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Geneve, English National Opera, along with the Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals.

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  • The 2023/24 season sees Amereau join the guest ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper, where her roles will include Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella Così fan tutte, Third Lady Die Zauberflöte and a role debut as Amanda Le Grand Macabre conducted by Kent Nagano. Elsewhere, Amereau makes a professional role debut as the title role in Carmen with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and returns to English National Opera to reprise the role of Serena Joy The Handmaid’s Tale. Further ahead, Amereau makes her house debut with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

    Recent operatic engagements have included her house and role debut as Dorabella Così fan tutte for the Bayerische Staatsoper cond. Vladimir Jurowski, Olga Eugene Onegin for Santa Fe Opera, Bradamante Alcina for Hannover Staatsoper, Eduige Rodelinda at Opera de Lille and Opera de Lyon, Serena Joy The Handmaid’s Tale for English National Opera, Dryad Ariadne for Glyndebourne, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro for Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ursula Béatrice et Bénedict for Seattle Opera as well as Page Salome for the Salzburg Festival.

    In high demand on the concert platform, the 2022/23 season saw Amereau give a number of professional orchestral debuts, including her role debut as Marguerite Damnation de Faust with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra cond. Federico Cortese, Mozart Requiem with the Cleveland Orchestra cond. Franz Welser-Möst and for Barcelona Symphony cond. Trevor Pinnock, Christmas Oratorio with Montréal Symphony Orchestra cond. Leonardo García Alarcón, Das Paradies und die Peri with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Daniel Harding and her Tanglewood Festival debut singing Berlioz’s Les Nuits D’été with the Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Dmitri Slobodeniouk. In seasons ahead Amereau sings Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of St Luke’s cond. Bernard Labadie at Carnegie Hall, joins Collegium 1704 for a European tour of Handel’s Messiah cond. Václav Luks, and makes her debut with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Daniel Harding.

    Elsewhere Amereau has sung Bradamante Alcina cond. Jonathan Cohen & Bach Cantatas cond. Bernard Labadie, both with Les Violons du Roy, The Listeners by Caroline Shaw with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra cond. Richard Egarr, Les Nuits D’été and Brahms Alto Rhapsody with the American Classical Orchestra under Thomas Crawford and Dido and Aeneas with the Early Opera Company at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. A regular interpreter of Messiah, recent performances have included the National Arts Centre Orchestra with Bernard Labadie, the Handel & Haydn Society cond. Václav Luks and for St Paul Chamber Orchestra cond. Paul McCreesh.

    As a recording artist, Amereau appears as the Sorceress Dido and Aeneas with La Nuova Musica for the Pentatone label and in Caroline Shaw’s The Listeners with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra on their own label. Avery’s first solo album of Handel arias with Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, selected as Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine, was released in 2020 to huge critical acclaim.

    2023/24 season / 477 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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'Amereau has a beautifully dark and sensuous contralto, which she used convincingly to capture her humiliation and pain, with an emotionally compelling performance.'

Opera Wire, April 2022

'...the rapidly rising contralto Avery Amereau delivered a sumptuous, often rapturous traversal through the six songs. Her rich, deep-toned range rang out over the orchestra — a refined, ravishing performance.'

The Berkshire Eagle, July 2023

'Teasing, brilliant acting, comedic and yet with a slight hint of melancholy from Avery Amereau 's Cherubino . Not to forget the erotic charisma. Charming.'

IOCO, November 2023

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