American soprano Alyson Cambridge has been hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post), noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News). Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, have brought her over a decade of successes on the world’s leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, among others, as well as recent debuts in Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and other musical capitals throughout Europe and Asia. Her diverse repertoire includes the beloved heroines of Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart (Mimi, Musetta, Micaëla, Violetta, and Donna Elvira among them) as well as recent successful forays into the crossover, Broadway, and jazz repertoire, most notably with her recent award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances of Julie in Show Boat and Vi in Gershwin’s rarely performed jazz-opera Blue Monday. Ms. Cambridge’s recently released her debut album, “From the Diary of Sally Hemings,” a song-cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews, and her next album of crossover and jazz standards, “Until Now,” will be released this fall.
In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Cambridge will sing Hanna Glawari in Léhar’s The Merry Widow at Florentine Opera in Milwaukee, and will return to the role at the Metropolitan Opera. In concert, she will perform selections from The American Songbook at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee, as well as collaborate with soprano Nicole Cabell on a project entitled Sisters in Song which will be released on Cedille Records in early 2018. This project will culminate in a recital with the Lake Forest Symphony.