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Avery Amereau

We are delighted to announce the worldwide management of Avery Amereau.

“A rarity in music” and “an extraordinary American alto on the rise.”  NY Times

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Introduction

A native of Jupiter, Florida, Avery Amereau received her Bachelor of Music degree at Mannes College, and went on to study at The Juilliard School, where she was the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship and the Shoshana Foundation 2017 Richard F Gold Career Grant.  She has studied with Edith Wiens and Dan Marek.

She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2016 as the Madrigal Singer in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and has since sung at the Glyndebourne Festival (Dryad/Ariadne); Seattle Opera (Ursula/Beatrice et Benedict); Opera Columbus (Carmen) and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Cherubino/Nozze di Figaro).  This season, Avery makes her débuts at the Salzburg Festival (Page/Salome) and Opera de Lille as Eduige/Rodelinda with Emmanuelle Haïm, reprises the role of Cherubino in her debut with the Tokyo Symphony, makes her BBC debut as Ursula in Beatrice and Benedict, and returns to Glyndebourne as Goffredo/Rinaldo.

Recent concerts include Vivaldi arias with the Orchestra of St Luke’s in New York; Mozart’s Requiem with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Bramwell Tovey; Bach’s St John Passion and Duruflé’s Requiem with the Voices of Ascension, New York; Berlioz Les Nuits D’été and Brahms Alto Rhapsody with the American Classical Orchestra, and concerts of Handel and Vivaldi with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan.  Exceptional in baroque repertoire, she has worked with William Christie, Helmuth Rilling and Maasaki Suzuki, and at the Bachfest Leipzig and the Boston Early Music Festival.


Performance Schedule

  • 20:00 28 Jul 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

  • 20:00 01 Aug 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

  • 20:00 09 Aug 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

  • 20:00 12 Aug 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

  • 20:00 17 Aug 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

  • 20:00 21 Aug 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

  • 20:00 27 Aug 2018 Felsenreitschule Salzburg, SALZBURG More info  

    RICHARD STRAUSS Salome

    Herodes: John Daszak
    Herodias: Anna Maria Chiuri
    Salome: Asmik Grigorian
    Jochanaan: Gábor Bretz
    Narraboth: Julian Prégardien
    Page/Slave: Avery Amereau
    First Jew: Matthäus Schmidlechner
    Second Jew: Mathias Frey
    Third Jew: Patrick Vogel
    Forth Jew: Jörg Schneider
    Fifth Jew: David Steffens
    First Nazarene: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Cappadocian: Neven Crnić
    First Soldier: Henning Von Schulman
    Second Soldier: Dashon Burton
    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic

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    25 Mar 18 Review: Alto Rhapsody Alice Tully Hall
    New York Classical Review

    “Blessed with an instrument of uniform timbre from its strong top to its rich lowest register, Amereau could do no wrong, holding listeners spellbound with long vocal lines and a freedom of nuance that responded to every inflection of Brahms’s unutterably sad and sweet music.”

    David Wright, New York Classical Review, 25 May 2018

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    14 Apr 17 Review: St. John Passion St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Church
    New York Times

    “Mr. Keene had a superb Jesus in the bass-baritone Kevin Deas, and a terrific alto soloist in Avery Amereau, the only female singer in the performances I heard to venture the low-lying aria “Es ist vollbracht” (“It is accomplished”), accompanied by viola da gamba. Ms. Amereau is herself something of a welcome throwback at a time when countertenors have all but displaced contraltos in early music.”

    James R Oestrich, New York Times, 14 April 2017

     

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    15 Nov 16 Review: Manon Lescaut Metropolitan Opera, New York
    New York Times

    “Even the minor role of a musician who recites madrigals written by Manon’s rich patron, sung by the captivating Avery Amereau, stood out for the unusually rich, saturated auburn timbre of her voice.”

    Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times, 15 November 2016

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    19 Feb 15 Review: The Rape of Lucretia Julliard Opera
    New York Times

    “With her sensual mezzo-soprano voice, Avery Amereau is achingly perfect as Lucretia”

    Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 19 February 2015

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    15 May 15 Review: Carmen New York Opera Exchange
    Opera Today

    ” Avery Amereau (Carmen) has an effortlessly rich mezzo-soprano voice worthy of any professional stage in the industry, with the charisma to match.”

    Alexis Rodda, Opera Today, 15 May 2015