B i o g r a p h y
Amy Cofield is an American Soprano who brings passion and experience to the stage and studio. A highly sought-after performer and teacher, Amy was praised by the New York Times for her “lovely, rich tone.” She has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and in Italy, France, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, England, Santo Domingo, Guam, Taiwan and Japan. Highly regarded for her technical facility, beauty of interpretation and an arresting presence, her operatic roles have included Violetta, Cleopatra, Micaela, Lucia di Lammermoor, Elcia (Rossini’s Moses in Egypt), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Mimi, Rosalinda, Cunegonde, Susannah, Musetta, Pamina, Adina, Gilda, Norina, Konstanze, Belinda in the opera/oratorio, The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope), by NY composer Deborah Mason, and, most recently Minnie in The Girl of the Golden West. Credits include performances with Houston Grand Opera where she covered Renee Fleming’s Traviata, New York City Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Lyric Opera San Antonio, Pro Cantus Lyric Opera (TX), Indiana Opera North, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Knoxville Opera, Nevada Opera, Greensboro Light Opera, Opera Roanoke and Opera Orlando.
In concert repertoire, Ms. Cofield has appeared with Festival Chamber Music in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and with The Masterwork Chorus (NJ) at Carnegie Hall, the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Garden State Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Opera Camerata of Washington, Washington and Lee University, Tulsa Symphony, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Community Chorus, Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
In the 2021-22 season Amy performed as soprano soloist with Brevard Symphony Orchestra for their Sounds of the Season annual holiday concert, Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra for Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light and Handel’s Messiah, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah and the debut of Christopher Marshall’s Cançó del Mar, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem, and Opera Roanoke for Verdi’s Requiem. This season she will be a soloist with Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society performing Mozart’s Requiem and Laudate Dominum as well as Durante’s Magnificat, with Brevard Community Chorus performing Poulenc’s Gloria and Mendelssohn's Elijah, and with Annapolis Chorale for Brahms' Requiem. She will also perform a recital and masterclass as a Guest Artist for the Vocal Festival at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.