Soprano Amani Cole-Felder is a 2023 graduate of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. During her tenure with the Lindemann program, Amani’s scene performances and role studies included Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Liù in Turandot, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking, Mary in Highway 1, U.S.A., Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and Musetta in La bohème. In 2021, Amani made her Metropolitan Opera début as Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess and subsequently returned as Woman of Crete in Idomeneo.
Last summer, as an OTSL Gaddes Festival Artist, she made her Opera Theatre of Saint Louis début as Lucy/Lovie Alexander in the Damien Sneed re-imagined version of Joplin’s Treemonisha. In addition, she covered the title role in Susannah, and performed in the Center Stage Gala Concert with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.[read more...]
"...sang to fine effect..." - Opera Today
Treemonisha – “Amani Cole-Felder’s pleasantly dusky soprano served the dual roles of Lovie Alexander and Lucy equally well, conveying sisterly loving concern for Freddie as the former, and later serving as the agitated messenger when her friend Treemonisha is kidnapped in the central tale. Ms. Cole-Felder also sang to fine effect, memorably partnering Ms. Sutton in the duet sections of A Real Slow Drag”
"...impressive..." - Opera News
Idomeneo – “Lindemann Young Artists Amani Cole-Felder and Cierra Byrd were impressive in their duets as two Cretan women.”
"...lovely..." - The Aspen Times
Don Giovanni – “As Donna Anna, Giovanni’s first target in the opera, soprano Amani Cole-Felder created a strong bond in her one-on-one scenes with tenor Manasa Latu as Don Ottavio, her intended. Her Act 2 aria, “Non mi dir,” was lovely.”