Alyson Cambridge



American soprano Alyson Cambridge has been hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post), noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (New York Times) and “revelatory, sensual, smoky readings” (Opera News).  Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, have brought her over a decade of successes on the world’s leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, among others, as well as recent debuts in Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and other musical capitals throughout Europe and Asia.  Her diverse repertoire includes the beloved heroines of Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart (Mimi, Musetta, Micaëla, Violetta, and Donna Elvira among them) as well as recent successful forays into the crossover, Broadway, and jazz repertoire, most notably with her recent award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances of Julie in Show Boat and Vi in Gershwin’s rarely performed jazz-opera Blue Monday.  Ms. Cambridge’s recently released her debut album, “From the Diary of Sally Hemings,” a song-cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews, and her next album of crossover and jazz standards, “Until Now,” will be released this fall.

In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Cambridge will sing Hanna Glawari in Léhar’s The Merry Widow at Florentine Opera in Milwaukee, and will return to the role at the Metropolitan Opera. In concert, she will perform selections from The American Songbook at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee, as well as collaborate with soprano Nicole Cabell on a project entitled Sisters in Song which will be released on Cedille Records in early 2018. This project will culminate in a recital with the Lake Forest Symphony.

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“Radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling and artistically imaginative”

The Washington Post

“A powerful, clear voice.”

The New York Times

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““Cambridge’s sensual, smoky readings were revelatory””

Opera News

““Alyson Cambridge was an extremely musical and insightful Mimi. Her radiant singing epitomized the transient beauty that Mimi herself represents.””

Opera Today

““Any production that suspends time (also the audience’s breath) while Cambridge wraps her smoky soprano around those imperishable songs “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” and “Bill” earns my deepest gratitude.””

Chicago Tribune

““The soprano’s burnished tone and authentic, compelling phrasing reach a peak in ‘Bill,’…. Cambridge styles the song superbly, never exaggerating a note for effect, and making it a deeply poignant moment.” ”

Baltimore Sun

“Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” depends on one remarkable performer in the title role. Soprano Alyson Cambridge was such a performer in Friday evening’s captivating Florentine Opera Company production in the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall. The story of betrayal and heartbreak finds a young Japanese geisha, Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly) “married” to American naval officer Lt. Pinkerton. He speaks, moments before the wedding, about finding “a real American wife” someday. Pinkerton ships out, abandoning Butterfly. She raises the son about whom Pinkerton knows nothing, and awaits his return. He eventually returns with his American wife and takes his child to America. In Cambridge’s magnetic performance, Butterfly developed from a giddy girl to a young woman of both substance and naiveté. Moving with the choreographed grace and reserve of a geisha, she remained the emotional epicenter of the production, whether interacting with other characters, or simply staring out to sea, waiting. Cambridge sang with focus and power that carried her voice over Puccini’s dense orchestrations and vocal ensemble passages, and with meaningful musical nuance that made the audience care.”

Journal Sentinel


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