Coloratura soprano Amy Owens is establishing herself as a versatile performer with comedic flair, a strong aptitude for new music, and a soaring high range. During her two-year residency with Utah Opera (2012–2014), Ms. Owens was praised in Opera News for her "vivacious enthusiasm", "engaging, bell-like soprano", and "high-flying vocals", gaining particular notice for her performances as Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.
During the summer of 2017, Ms. Owens created the role of Florestine in the belated US premiere of Milhaud's La mère coupable. She goes on to perform Carmina Burana, a specialty of her repertoire, for her debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra and Omaha Symphony. Upcoming operatic engagements include her role debut as Marie in La fille du régiment with Opera in the Heights and her Verdian role debut as Oscar in Livermore Valley Opera's production of Un ballo in maschera.
The 2016–2017 season witnessed Ms. Owens appearing in concert and recital with several prestigious organizations, starting with a Liederabend at Washington University of St. Louis and her New Mexico Philharmonic debut in Carmina Burana. She joined New York Festival of Song to open their 2016–2017 NYFOS Next series at Brooklyn's National Sawdust, collaborating with the Momenta Quartet in the New York premiere performance of Gabriela Lena Frank's Iberian Songs for soprano and string quartet. She later rejoined New York Festival of Song as part of their Mainstage series to perform Paul Bowles' Picnic Cantata.
In that same season, Ms. Owens made a series of auspicious debuts: her Dallas Opera debut in December 2016 performing in the Second Annual Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors concert; her Asian debut under the auspices of Hong Kong's The Intimacy of Creativity festival, performing the music of Bright Sheng; her Reno Philharmonic debut performing Christopher Theofanidis' Grammy-nominated choral and orchestral work The Here and Now; and her Carnegie Hall debut in Carmina Burana with Mid-America Productions.
Ms. Owens has fulfilled two consecutive seasons of residency with Wolf Trap Opera, performing Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, Porporina in the American premiere of Florian Gassman’s L’opera seria, Florestine in the mid-Atlantic premiere of Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She returned to Wolf Trap Opera during the spring of 2017 to create the title role of a new children's opera by David Hanlon, Listen, Wilhelmina!
She has also been seen as Despina in Così fan tutte with Opera Naples and appeared in workshop performances of Bright Sheng’s new opera The Dream of the Red Chamber in New York City and San Francisco with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Owens joined the roster of the Utah Symphony throughout the 2015–2016 season, performing the roles of Le Feu, La Princesse, and Le Rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges and Mater Gloriosa in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, which will be released as a commercial recording in 2017.
Ms. Owens is the recipient of a Sullivan Award, an encouragement award from the George London Foundation, and two consecutive wins from the Metropolitan Opera National Council district auditions in New York City. She has fulfilled young artist residencies with Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Utah Festival Opera.