Résumé

Work Composer Company Year
Gloria Handel Parish House Baroque 2022*
Requiem Mozart Crested Butte 2022*
To Hell and Back Heggie Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 2021
The Tenderland (Suite) Copland Fort Collins Symphony 2021
Requiem Mozart First United Methodist, Colorado Springs 2020[C19]
Exsultate Jubilate Mozart Crested Butte Music Festival 2020[C19]
Annelies Whitbourn Larimer Chorale 2020[C19]
Lord Nelson Mass Haydn Crested Butte Music Festival 2019
Gloria Poulenc Colorado College 2018
Carmina Burana Carl Orff Voices West 2018
New Years Eve Pops and Arias Concert Various Colorado Springs Philharmonic 2017
9th Symphony Beethoven Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 2017
Messiah Handel United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs 2017
Opera Duets Various Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2017
Messiah Handel Larimer Chorale 2017
Requiem Mozart Colorado Chamber Orchestra 2016
Gloria Handel Parish House Baroque 2015
Annelies Whitbourn Voices West 2015
Messiah Handel St. John’s Cathedral, Denver 2014
Carmina Burana Carl Orff Brevard Symphony Orchestra 2014
Frühlingsstimmen Johanne Strauss II Alabama Symphony Orchestra 2013
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 Johannes Brahms University of Florida 2013
Carmina Burana Carl Orff Orchestra Kentucky 2013
Candide Suite Leonard Bernstein Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 2012
Le Berger fidèle Rameau Florida State U 2011
Messe pour le Port Royal Charpentier Florida State U 2010
Mass in C Major Beethoven Lee University 2008
King David Honneger Lee University 2007
Lord Nelson Mass Haydn Lee University 2006
Role Show Company Year
Younger Alyce Glory Denied Art Song Colorado 2022*
Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr: Snow White Under the Knife Paul Elwood 2022*
Musette La Boheme Crested Butte 2022*
La Femme Le Pauvre Matelot Hub City Opera 2022*
Frasquita Carmen (matinée) Opera Colorado 2022
Mariana Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World Opera Steamboat 2021
Trio Trouble in Tahiti Opera Fort Collins 2021
Feu, Princess, Rossignol l’Enfant et les sortileges Boulder Opera 2020[C19]
Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos Opera Steamboat 2020[C19]
Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor *learned 2020
Lucy The Telephone Opera Fort Collins 2019
Cunegonde Candide Bangor Symphony 2019
Stephanie To Hell and Back Opera Steamboat 2018
Yum-Yum Mikado Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2017
Linda Linda di Chamounix (scenes) Vocal Arts Festival, OTR 2016
Gilda Rigoletto Piedmont Opera 2015
First Lady The Magic Flute (student matinée) Opera Colorado 2015
Dorinda Orlando Boulder Opera 2015
Tuptim The King and I Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2014
Christine The Phantom of the Opera (concert) Loveland Opera Theater 2014
Frasquita Carmen (student matinée) Opera Colorado 2014
Lakmé Lakmé (cover + touring) Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2014
Cosette Les Miserables (concert) Loveland Opera Theater 2014
Cenerentola Cenerentola (Wolf-Ferrari) Flatirons Opera Theatre 2014
Blanche Ingram Jane Eyre Performance Now Theatre Company 2013
Cunegonde Candide       (concert suite) Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 2012
Princess Zara Utopia Limited (G&S) Ohio Light Opera 2012
Mitzi Blossom Time (Romberg) Ohio Light Opera 2012
Yum-Yum The Mikado Ohio Light Opera 2012
Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (student matinee) Opera Colorado YAP 2012
Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro Opera Colorado 2012
Soprano The Act           (Lori Laitman) Opera Colorado 2011
Gretel Hansel and Gretel (touring) Opera Colorado YAP 2011
Micaela Carmen (touring) Opera Colorado YAP 2011
Mabel The Pirates of Penzance Ohio Light Opera 2011
Irma/Musette The Fortune Teller (Herbert) Ohio Light Opera 2011
Thérèse Les Mamelles de Tiresias Florida State U 2011
Adina L’Elisir d’Amore Florida State U 2010
Lucia The Rape of Lucretia Florida State U 2010
Patience Patience Lee University 2009
Adele (cover) Die Fledermaus Lee University 2008
Pamina Die Zauberflöte Lee University 2006
Company Year
Vocal Arts Festival, Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2014
Opera Colorado, Young Artist 2011-2012
Ohio Light Opera, Resident Professional Artist 2011, 2012
Florida State University, MM-Vocal Performance 2009-2011
Lee University, BM- Vocal Performance 2004-2009

 

Voice Teachers Directors Conductors Coaches
Stanford Olsen Steven LaCosse Chris Confessore LeAnn Overton
Ron Brendel Matthew Lata Andres Cladera Robert Spillman
Martile Rowland Steven Daigle Lucas Richman Kathy Kozak
  • winner 2021 NYIOP Anonymous Audition Project
    1st Place 2017 NATS CO-WY Chapter Auditions – Professional Men and Women
    2nd Place 2017 Denver Lyric Opera Guild Annual Competition
    5th Place 2015 Denver Lyric Opera Guild Annual Competition
    2014 recipient Pike’s Peak Opera League Career Grant Award
    2014 finalist Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition
    2013 semi-finalist American Traditions Competition
    2012 regional finalist MONC Auditions: Rocky Mnt Region
    2011 finalist Orpheus Vocal Competition
    2010 finalist, Verdi Award winner Orpheus Vocal Competition
Role Show Company Year
Sylvia Behold the Man, Paul Fowler Buzz Inc. 2016
Irma/Musette The Fortune Teller, Albany Records Ohio Light Opera 2011
Mitzi Blossom Time, Albany Records Ohio Light Opera 2012
  • Piano, ballet, social media, weight lifting, Britney Spears vocal impersonator

Biography

Amy is a Chattanooga, Tennessee native who currently resides in Golden, CO, with her husband, son, and goldendoodle. Quickly gaining a reputation for her crystalline coloratura, relentless high notes, and witty theatrics, Amy compels audiences with her fearless artistry and attention to detail. Performing with such orchestras as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Kentucky, among others, Amy is making her mark as a respected concert soloist as much as an operatic performer. As a guest artist with such Colorado companies as Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Opera Colorado, Loveland Opera Theatre, Boulder Opera, Opera Fort Collins, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, The Larimer Chorale, The Denver Art Song Project, and Parish House Baroque, Amy is quickly becoming a go-to soprano on the high desert circuit.

 

Possessing a special talent for all things high and florid, roles include Cunegonde in Candide, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Gilda in Rigoletto, Linda in Linda di Chamounix, Lucy in The Telephone, Lakmé in Lakmé, Frasquita in Carmen, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Dorinda in Orlando, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Tuptim in The King and I, Cosette in Les Miserables, and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. Canceled due to Covid-19, Amy was scheduled to premier her first Zerbinetta and Fire/Nightingale/Princess in the summer of 2020 with Opera Steamboat and Boulder Opera, respectively. She looks forward to singing her first Musetta in Summer 2022 in Crested Butte, Colorado.

 

In the fall of 2022, Amy will premier the role of Hedy Lamarr in the revolutionary  Instagram opera Hedy Lamarr: Snow White Under the Knife by composer Paul Elwood. The opera film will consist entirely of bite-sized one-minute-long scenes to be viewed specifically on social media.

 

Of Amy’s 2015 performance as Gilda alongside tenor René Barbera in Piedmont Opera’s Rigoletto, Joseph Newsome of Voix des Arts described her as a singer “who met every technical challenge unflinchingly…and commanded the audience’s sympathy with gestures and actions of emotional meaning.” She showed “starlit articulation” and created “an atmosphere of concentrated emotion as she unfurled a velvety ribbon of tone.”  The critic went on to say that Amy was “heartbreakingly tender” in scenes with her stage father and in her performance of Gilda’s famed aria “Caro nome,” delivered “an intimate reverie that was distinguished with sparkling trills and crystalline high notesMaples was inspired to vocalism of impeccable poise and time-stopping expressivity” and “the pathos of her phrasing in the final act was gripping.”

 

In the summer of 2011, Amy performed the dual leadings roles of Irma and Musette in a revival of Victor Herbert’s The Fortune Teller with The Ohio Light Opera and has since become the first soprano to both perform and record the work in its entirety. Regarding her recorded performance, Todd B. Solis of Opera News said: “A star vehicle needs a star, and Ohio Light Opera has one in Amy Maples. Maples’ soprano is supple and rich, her pitch true, her dictation and comic timing spot-on. She manages to assay her three characters, Irma, Fedor and Musette, with such vividness that the listener never has a doubt as to which character she is portraying at a given time.”

 

Likewise, in 2012, Amy became the first soprano to both perform and record the leading role of Mitzi in Sigmund Romberg’s Blossom Time. Her recording of Blossom Time with The Ohio Light Opera was released in early 2013.

 

An extremely versatile performer, Amy was named a semifinalist in the 2012 American Traditions Competition after dazzling audiences and judges with selections from the jazz, gospel, pop, opera, musical theater, and art song repertory. Other recent honors include winning the first ever NYIOP Anonymous Audition Project in 2021, 2nd place at the 2017 Denver Lyric Opera Guild Young Artist Competition, performing as a Regional Finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as a finalist in both the 2010 and 2011 Orpheus Vocal Competition, and as a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Traditions Competition at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival. Amy was the 2014 recipient of the Pike’s Peak Opera League Career Grant Award.

 

Amy is also a talented voice over artist and audiobook narrator, voice teacher, weight lifter, and social media guru.

 

Amy received her MM in Voice Performance from Florida State University where she studied with tenor Stanford Olsen, after receiving her BM in Voice Performance at Lee University in her home state of Tennessee.

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