“Amy Lawrence peals out tireless top notes...” –The Boston Globe reviewing Akhnaten.
Amy’s first professional opera performance was at age 12 singing with Susanna Guzmán and Gerald Finley in LA Opera’s production of Fantastic Mr. Fox. As a young singer with the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Amy had the opportunity to sing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Pasadena Pops and The Los Angeles Master Chorale performing in such venues as The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl. As a student at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts she was actively involved in opera and musical theater productions playing lead roles in Carousel and Orpheus in the Underworld. As their concerto competition winner, Amy sang Cunigonde's Aria from Candide with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts' Orchestra. Before she had graduated high school, Amy became a Presidential Scholar in the Arts finalist, a Music Center Spotlight Award Semi-finalist, was awarded the Henry Mancini music scholarship and was a YoungArts participant and scholarship awardee.
Amy went on to study vocal performance at The Boston Conservatory where she earned her BM in Vocal Performance with Opera Emphasis. At BOCO she performed the lead roles of Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Queen Tye in Phillip Glass’ Akhnaten and Cis in Britten's Albert Herring. She later went on to study at the University of Southern California, earning a graduate certificate in Vocal Arts where she performed the role of Amore in L'incoronazione di Poppea and scenes from Der Rosenkavalier as Sophie. Amy attended the Aspen Music Festival and School where she played Adina in a scene from L'elisir D'amore, Queen of the Night in a scene from Die Zaubeflöte and also performed Schubert's Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen with faculty members in a faculty chamber concert. Since graduating from school, Amy has performed regionally and internationally as a professional singer making a career singing in concerts and on the musical theater and opera stage.
Amy has performed in several productions with the Pacific Opera Project (POP) as a singer, dancer and choreographer. These shows include singing Luiga in Donizetti's hilarious farce Viva la Mamma!, singing Frasquita and choreographing Carmen, singing and dancing as a grisette and choreographing The Merry Widow and also singing Eternita in La Calisto. In the summer of 2015 she performed at the Tuscia Opera Festival where she performed the roles of Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica and Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte. Her most recent credit to her resume is performing Leonora Braham in Hail Poetry, the Magic and Madness of Gilbert Sullivan with Opera A La Carte. Amy will be making her debut in China this December as guest artist on tour with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra.
Amy currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. She is also an accomplished ballroom dancer and choreographer as well as a concert flutist. Also see www.amylawrencedance.com!