Amelia D'Arcy

Critically acclaimed soprano Amelia D’Arcy has sung with orchestra, chamber ensemble, in recital and concert, and on the opera stage. She was a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at age 15 and attended the Juilliard School and Columbia University, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. At Columbia, she was the founder of the Columbia Opera Ensemble. In New York, she continued her voice studies with Lynn Owen and basso Raymond Buckingham, where her primary coach was Linda Hall of the Metropolitan Opera.

She has garnered awards from the Tanglewood Institute, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Rosa Ponselle Foundation and the Pittsburgh Concert Society. She sang the title role in Verdi's Luisa Miller, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra and Lida in Verdi’s early La Battaglia di Legnano for Maestro Vincent La Selva's complete chronological Verdi series at New York's Central Park SummerStage. Her intelligent style and musicianship has led to high critical praise. Opera News lauded her “compelling vocal quality” and The New York Times said “…a splendid performance…her voice invariably sounded lithe and alluring…she gave a shape to her phrases, an arc to her lines…” Other roles include Tosca, Butterfly, Liù (Turandot), Mimi (La Bohème), Violetta (La Traviata), Leonora (Il Trovatore) and, most recently, Lady Macbeth.

Last season's performances included Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Resonance Works Pittsburgh and Metropolitan Opera countertenor Andrey Nemzer and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. This winter included the concert-length Ned Rorem song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen and a collaboration with Cleveland’s Rocky River Chamber Music Society. She has been featured as a soloist with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Schubert’s Mirjam’s Siegesgesang. Recent engagements include Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Requiem with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah with the Johnstown Symphony.  In 2013, D’Arcy made her Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut with Maestro Manfred Honeck in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.