Askonas Holt welcomes Avery Amereau



We are delighted to announce the worldwide management of brilliant young contralto, Avery Amereau. Described as “a rarity in music” and “an extraordinary American alto on the rise” by the New York Times, Avery has already amassed an impressive list of career accolades, including her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2016 as the Madrigal Singer in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, aged just 25.

Avery studied at The Juilliard School, where she was the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship and the Shoshana Foundation 2017 Richard F Gold Career Grant. Exceptional in baroque repertoire, whilst at the Juilliard she performed with the school’s historical performance department under such conductors as William Christie and Maasaki Suzuki, and sang at the Bachfest Leipzig and the Boston Early Music Festival.

Future engagements include debuts at the Salzburg Festival as the Page in Salome, with Asmik Grigorian in the title role, and at Opera de Lille as Eduige in Rodelinda conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm with Benjamin Hulett and Andrea Mastroni. She also reprises the role of Cherubino in her debut with the Tokyo Symphony (alongside Miah Persson, Lydia Teuscher and Ashley Riches), makes her BBC debut as Ursula in Beatrice et Benedict, and returns to Glyndebourne as Goffredo/Rinaldo.

Avery will be represented at Askonas Holt by Sue Spence, Camilla Wehmeyer and Natasha Worsley.

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