Christi Amonson

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Biography

Soprano Christi Amonson is establishing herself as a singer with, “a lustrous sound,” and, “ingratiating charm and warmth.” Her operatic roles include Amy (Little Women), Mozart’s Despina, Zerlina, Susanna, and Blondchen, Verdi’s Gilda, Oscar, and Nannetta, Gretel, Adele, the title role of La Périchole, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Yum Yum, Josephine, and Mabel, Hanna Glawari (Die lustige Witwe), Monica (The Medium), Lisette (La rondine), and the title role of Naughty Marietta.

Concert highlights include a tour of China with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra; a Pops Concert with the Sacramento Orchestra; Cabaret Concerts featuring original music of Steinway artist John Nauman; the Ortiz Music Festival in Alamos, Mexico; London, 1930 with pianist Paula Fan; Mr. Tambourine Man: 5 poems of Bob Dylan with pianist Michael Wilson; and Lincoln Center’s Broadway Dozen. Oratorio credits include Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem; Carmina Burana; Mahler’s Fourth Symphony; Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor; Handel’s L’Allegro and Messiah and the world premiere of Bethlehem by Turnblom.

Christi Amonson was a winner of the Classical Singer Competition in Philadelphia, the Liederkranz Competition in NYC and a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition in Seattle. She has her DMA from the University of Arizona, her MM from the Manhattan School of Music, a BM from the University of Idaho and she currently lives and teaches in Troy, Alabama.

Repertoire

OPERATIC REPERTOIRE
Composer Role Work Company Year
Mozart Pamina (cover) Die Zauberflöte San Luis Opera Festival, San Luis Potosí, Mexico 2016
Mozart Donna Anna Don Giovanni Southern Arizona Opera 2010
Léhar Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra 2010
J. Strauss Jr. Adele Die Fledermaus Opera Delaware 2009
Adamo Amy Little Women Opera Delaware 2008
Mozart Despina Così fan tutte University of Arizona 2006
Mozart Zerlina Don Giovanni Lyric Opera San Antonio 2005
Verdi Oscar Un ballo in maschera Taconic Opera 2004
Menotti Monica/Lucy The Medium/The Telephone Opera Delaware 2004
Smetana Ludmila The Bartered Bride Liederkranz Foundation (NYC) 2004
Donizetti Adina L’Elisir d’amore Taconic Opera 2003
Puccini Lisette La rondine Opera Company of Brooklyn 2003
Hagemann Barbara Roman Fever Opera Intimate (NYC) 2013
Offenbach Périchole La Périchole Liederkranz Foundation 2003
Gilbert & Sullivan Yum-Yum The Mikado Opera Delaware 2003
Verdi Gilda Rigoletton Taconic Opera 2002
Mozart Blondchen (cover perf.) The Abduction From the Seraglio Lake George Opera Festival 2002
Verdi Nannetta Falstaff Chautauqua Opera 2001
Humperdinck Gretel Hansel and Gretel Chautauqua Opera (outreach) 2001
Herbert Marietta (recording) Naughty Marietta Rockwell Productions 2000
SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE
Composer Role Work
Bernstein Cunegonde Candide
Britten Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Britten Lucia The Rape of Lucretia
Donizetti Marie La fille du régiment
Donizetti Norina Don Pasquale
Gilbert & Sullivan Josephine HMS Pinafore
Gilbert & Sullivan Mabel The Pirates of Penzance
Mozart Ilia Idomeneo
Mozart Susanna Le nozze di Figaro
Puccini Musetta La bohème
Ravel Feu, Princesse L’Enfant et les sortilèges
Sondheim Anne A Little Night Music
Sondheim Johanna Sweeney Todd
R. Strauss Zdenka, Fiakermilli Arabella
R. Strauss Zerbinetta, Najade, Echo Ariadne auf Naxos
R. Strauss Sophie Der Rosenkavalier
ORATORIO/CONCERT
Composer Work
Bach St. John Passion
Bach St. Matthew Passion
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Fauré Requiem
Handel L’Allegro
Handel Messiah
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
Mahler Fourth Symphony
Mozart Mass in C minor
Mozart Requiem
Orff Carmina Burana
Turnblom Bethlehem (world premiere)
Vivaldi Gloria

In The Press

EASY TO LOVE

“Soprano Christi Amonson and Mezzo Kristin Dauphinais were both beautifully expressive, bringing just the right amount of theatricality to such lovely ballads as “All The Things You Are,” “Hello Young Lovers” and “Where and When.” Both ladies are possessed of lovely voices, and demonstrated great range and versatility. Whether singing alone with the orchestra, or in duet with Tenor Tevye Ditter or Baritone Ian Greenlaw, their vocal abilities were abundantly demonstrated.” – Sacramento Press

FALSTAFF

“…liquid silver…” – Opera News

DON GIOVANNI

“…lustrous…” – The NYC West Sider

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