Amber Wagner


Acknowledged internationally as possessing one of the most remarkable voices of her generation, the American soprano, a Ryan Opera Center alumna, successfully debuted the role of Turandot earlier this season at Vancouver Opera. Other highlights in 2017/18 include her debut in the title role/ Aida (Opera Australia) and a reprise of Senta/ The Flying Dutchman (Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Turin’s National RAI Symphony Orchestra). Last season Wagner triumphed as Senta at the Metropolitan Opera, where she previously starred as Amelia/Un ballo in maschera. Other successes include Senta and Elsa/Lohengrin (Savonlinna Festival), Sieglinde/Die Walküre (Opera Australia, Oper Frankfurt, DVD), the title role/Ariadne auf Naxos (Bavarian State Opera, Opéra National de Lorraine, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Minnesota Opera, Palm Beach Opera), and Leonora/La forza del destino (Washington National Opera). Wagner has sung Verdi’s Requiem with the Melbourne Symphony under Sir Andrew Davis and with the Taipei Symphony, Pacific Chorale, Kansas City Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and Grant Park Music Festival. She has also appeared in Lyric’s Millennium Park concerts and the Met’s summer concert series in New York’s Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The soprano is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Grand Finals, the Liederkranz Foundation Competition, and the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition.

Previously at Lyric: Nine roles since 2007/08, most recently Title role/Turandot (2017|18); Elisabeth/Tannhäuser, Leonora/Il trovatore (both 2014/15); Title role/Ariadne auf Naxos (2011/12).

Last updated: December 5, 2017