Amy Owens
Amy Owens
Free-spirited opera singer, original recording artist, explorer, collaborator
 

"Impressive Accuracy and Thrilling High Notes"

-Musical America

 
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BIOGRAPHY

Amy Owens enjoys a diverse career in concert work, opera, new music, and alternative pop. She has appeared in concert in venues ranging from Wolf Trap to Carnegie Hall with renowned orchestras across the United States, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, and New Mexico Philharmonic. Her operatic engagements have taken her to Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Dallas Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, On Site Opera, and others. She appears regularly with the New York Festival of Song, and she has collaborated with many composers including William Bolcom, Matthew Aucoin, Bright Sheng, and Paola Prestini. Her debut album of original music, HAETHOR, was recently released to acclaim in the electronica world. As a budding conductor, she was selected to participate in the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera in 2018. She has received awards from several organizations, including the Sullivan Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Santa Fe Opera.

 

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INTERVIEW: Amy Owens: Rebellious Theatrics

ZO Magazine: “Looking back, it was inevitable.” That’s how Amy Owens views her reality comprised of music. There was no other way her life could’ve turned out. As a child, her mother was the choir director at their church and a young Amy would often find herself in the adult choir helping them stay in tune. At least “that’s what my mother would say,” she remembers fondly with a bit of humor.

INTERVIEW: Soprano & Conductor Amy Owens’ Infinitely Curious and Joyful Journey

Opera Wire: As a coloratura soprano, she gravitates more to recitals and concert operas rather than staged productions. She released an electronic pop album this summer, right before attending the Linda and Mitch Hart Dallas Institute for Women Conductors. Just for the fun of it, Owens took on rare (and more difficult) version of a famous Strauss aria. And most recently, she recorded an album of Bernstein’s music set for release this coming April. She also plays a mean accordion.

Video Premiere: “Centauri” By Amy Owens ft. Charles Yang - World Premiere

Live in Limbo: From The Artist : “‘Centauri’ refers to the binary star Alpha Centauri AB, which consists of two stars that are so close together that they appear to be a single star, one of the brightest in the night sky. The idea that two stars in proximity shine brighter is a beautiful metaphor for human interaction and brushes with love. That’s what this piece is about. A theme rises up from one voice calling for a companion, who responds with his own variation on the theme, and the two voices build and weave together to a climactic burst of musical energy. It is sensual, primitive, and expansive: two together brighter than one.

 

VIDEO: Classical Performer Amy Owens Blurs Genre Lines With HAETHOR

Broadway World: Amy Owens has always been a believer in the power of collaboration and blurring the lines between musical genres. Owens brings rebellious fun to a traditionally strict musical world with the release of of the musical project HAETHOR, set for release March 15th. The album is a collaborative venture with producer and composer Howard Wulkan of Farmadelica Sound. The album includes a blend of different genres, from pop to jazz, all guided by Amy Owens' crystal clear vocals.

INTERVIEW: Classical Performer Amy Owens

Vents Magazine: Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Discreet”?

“Discreet” is the result of a musical collaboration between composer/producer Howard “Merlin” Wulkan and myself. This track highlights the unexpected combination of Howard’s aesthetic, coming from an industrial and electronic background, and mine, which is based in stage music (mostly opera and musical theater).

INTERVIEW: Be More Than One Thing

360 of Opera: Amy Owens on going from Opera to Pop, to the Podium & More.

“Amy Owens is a wonderfully unique coloratura soprano who never stops creating. I love her positive energy and cheerful personality. She is bright, she is fierce and her love for music is contagious. To me, Amy stands out in the vast world of social media and I decided we should all get to know more about her and the brilliant things she is doing.”

 

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