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Avery Amereau

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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 Genève, and English National Opera, along with the Glyndebourne and Salzburg festivals. Recent operatic engagements have included her house and role debut as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Bayerische Staatsoper and conductor Vladimir Jurowski, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Santa Fe Opera, Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina with Hannover Staatsoper, Eduige in Handel’s Rodelinda with Opera de Lille and Opera de Lyon, Serena Joy in Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale with English National Opera, Dryad in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Glyndebourne, Cherubino in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ursula in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénèdict with Seattle Opera, and Page in Strauss’s Salome for the Salzburg Festival. In the 2023-24 season, Amereau joins the guest ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper in productions of Mozart and Ligeti and returns to English National Opera for Serena Joy in The Handmaid’s Tale. In future seasons, she makes house debuts with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Danish Opera.

In the 2022-23 season, Avery Amereau made her role debut as Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra led by Federico Cortese. She was a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst and with the Barcelona Symphony and Trevor Pinnock, in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Montréal Symphony Orchestra and Leonardo García Alarcón, and in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Daniel Harding. In December 2023 she sings Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under Bernard Labadie at Carnegie Hall and joins Collegium 1704 and Václav Luks for a European tour of Handel’s Messiah. She has appeared with such ensembles as Les Violons du Roy, Philharmonia Baroque, American Classical Orchestra, and Early Opera Company at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, working with such conductors as Jonathan Cohen, Richard Egarr, Thomas Crawford, and Paul McCreesh. She has recently sung Handel’s Messiah with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a recording artist, Amereau appears as the Sorceress in Purcell’s 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. Her 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 critical acclaim. Avery Amereau studied at Mannes College of Music and the Juilliard School, where she was the recipient of a Kovner Fellowship and the Shoshana Foundation 2017 Richard F Gold Career Grant.

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