“A star vehicle needs a star, and [they have] one in Amy Maples.” Todd B. Solis / Opera News / Irma
Amy is a Chattanooga, Tennessee native who currently resides in Golden, CO, with her husband, son, miniature tiger (tabby), and 100lbs 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. While her reach extends far beyond the borders of Colorado, Amy has become the go-to soprano in the Centennial State. She performs frequently with such Colorado companies as Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Loveland Opera Theatre, Boulder Opera, Opera Fort Collins, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, The Larimer Chorale, and the Parish House Baroque Ensemble.
“Vocalism of impeccable poise and time-stopping expressivity” Joseph Newsome / Voix des Arts / Gilda
Possessing a special talent for all things florid, iconic roles include Gilda, Manon, Baby Doe, Cunegonde, Susanna, Adina, Lakmé, Thérèse, and Mabel. Adding to her arsenal of modern repertoire such as Stephanie in Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back (Opera Steamboat), Mariana in Joe Illick’s Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World (Central City Opera), Sylvia in Paul Fowler’s Behold the Man, and Soprano Soloist in Joseph Schwantner’s Sparrows (Chamber Orchestra of the Springs), she looks forward to performing the role of Younger Alyce in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs this coming April.
“Maples’ soprano is supple and rich, her pitch true, her dictation and comic timing spot-on.” Todd B. Solis / Opera News / Irma
In 2022 Amy’s desire to bring the transformative experience of live classical music to all types of people–young, old, and the physically and neuro divergent–led her to develop her own passion project: programming “Contemplative Concerts” during which audiences may enjoy the music in whatever way they choose: sitting, standing, lying down, coloring, knitting, walking through the space, or otherwise. Amy’s love of the French Impressionist repertoire combined with her feminist sensibilities led her to quite literally “dream up” the first program, Femmepressionist, a concert exclusively featuring works by women composers and women visual artists of the Impression(ish) style. Her upcoming concert Illumination: a Contemplative Concert for the Darkest Days features music by living composers Paul Fowler and Stephen Mager with ethereal pieces for soprano, harp, and flute.
A NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, Amy helps people around the world tackle the tricky world of personal nutrition through her Instagram @amymaplessoprano, online personal coaching, and ebook The Traveling Musician’s Guide to Nutrition. She looks forward to opening her Online School with fully enroll-able courses in the coming months.
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.