Performance Year: 2013, 2016
An item in Opera News declared, “When Amber Wagner sings, her voice pours out big, beautiful arcs of sound, making the operas of Wagner, Verdi and Richard Strauss seem like a natural fit for her.” Indeed, in just a few years the soprano has quickly made her mark in the music of those composers. In the past few seasons, she has become especially closely identified with title role in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. A winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals, she was featured in the documentary film The Audition, which opened t nationwide in 2009. The Lyric Opera of Chicago has been her unofficial artistic home base, but the past couple of seasons have also found her on opera stages in Spain, Germany and Canada, as well as New York’s Metropolitan Opera.