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Pamela Williams


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Pamela Williams

Pamela Williams, mezzo-soprano, has a lengthy and impressive repertoire of recitals, concerts and operas.  Among her concert credits are multiple performances of Handel’s Messiah. She has also been a featured alto soloist in performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Verdi’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The mezzo-soprano appears regularly in recitals in Door County, WI and in the Chicago area. She has appeared in concert with the Apollo Chorus, Columbia Chorale, Armstrong College Chorale, Missouri Choral Union, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

Pamela, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago chorus since 1999. She has performed and understudied roles in Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Elektra, Die Meistersinger, Show Boat, Lohengrin, Katya Kabanova, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Turandot, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Der Rosenkavalier, Manon Lescaut, The Cunning Little Vixen and The Marriage of Figaro.  Pamela loves her job of being a full-time member of the chorus at Lyric where she has also been a member of the ensembles of Carousel, Sound of Music and Oklahoma! Recent opera credits include Miss Todd in Old Maid and the Thief and Sally in A Hand of Bridge with GSU’s Opera Up Close. Williams has also performed leading roles with the Natchez Opera Festival, Madison’s Opera for the Young, and Indiana University Opera Theater. Williams has participated in Lyric Opera’s “Opera in the Neighborhoods” and in young-artist programs at the Natchez Opera Festival, Tulsa Opera, and Opera Memphis.

Pamela earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University. She also studied at University of Missouri-Columbia and completed a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Indiana University. Her world premieres include the song cycle A Life Filled With Flowers by Daniel Michalak and Sid Selvidge's children's opera RiverSongs premiered at Opera Memphis in which she created the role of Gloriana.