Amy Cofield Lecturer, Applied Voice
Wilson Hall 3039
Amy Cofield, soprano, is a highly sought after performer and teacher. Praised by the New York Times for her "lovely, rich tone," Ms. Cofield 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,” her “beauty of interpretation” and an “arresting presence,” her operatic roles have included Violetta, a role that marked her debut at Houston Grand Opera where she covered Renee Fleming’s Traviata, Cleopatra, Micaela,and Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Roanoke, Elcia (cover) in Rossini’s Moses in Egypt at New York City Opera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Nevada Opera, Violetta with Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Mimi, with Pro Cantus Lyric Opera (TX), Cunegonde and Susannah with Fort Worth Opera,Musetta and Pamina with Knoxville Opera, Gilda, Norinaand Violetta with Lyric Opera San Antonio, and Konstanze and Violetta with Teatro Lirico D'Europa. In addition, Ms. Cofield has appeared in concert with Garden State Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic (IN), Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Opera Camerata of Washington, Virginia Arts Festival, the U.S. Naval Academy, Festival Chamber Music at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and with The Masterwork Chorus (NJ) at Carnegie Hall. The 2016/17 season includes return engagements with SNMAS for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah, and with Opera Roanoke for the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. A passionate teacher and mentor for young artists, Ms. Cofield was director of Opera Roanoke’s Apprentice Artist Program from 2011-17 and currently maintains a private voice studio. She joined the faculty at Washington and Lee University in 2016. Previously Ms. Cofield served on the voice faculties at Indiana University South Bend, Saint Mary’s College (IN), Goshen College (IN), and Hollins University.