“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.


Role Show Company Year
Younger Alyce Glory Denied Art Song Colorado 2024
Baby Doe The Ballad of Baby Doe Loveland Opera Theatre 2023
Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro Crested Butte MF 2023
Belinda Dido & Aeneas Opera Fort Collins 2023
Manon Lescaut Manon Boulder Opera 2023
Younger Alyce Glory Denied Opera Theatre of the Rockies 2023
Gretel (jump in) Hansel und Gretel Boulder Opera 2022
Mariana (jump in) Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World Central City Opera 2022
Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr: Snow White Under the Knife Paul Elwood 2022
Musette La Boheme Crested Butte 2022[C19]
La Femme Le Pauvre Matelot Hub City Opera 2022
Frasquita Carmen (matinée) Opera Colorado 2022[C19]
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
Work Composer Company Year
Sparrows Schwantner Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 2023
Exsultate Jubilate Mozart Crested Butte Music Festival 2023
Requiem Mozart Crested Butte Music Festival 2023
9th Symphony Beethoven Bangor Symphony Orchestra 2023
2 Cantatas Telemann Parish House Baroque 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
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




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