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ALYSON CAMBRIDGE

SOPRANO/ACTOR

BIOGRAPHY

American soprano Alyson Cambridge is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. She is praised for her “powerful, clear voice” by The New York Times, hailed by critics for her “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and artistically imaginative” performances (Washington Post), and celebrated for her “sultry and seductive readings” (Opera News). Combined with a striking stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, she has nearly two decades of success on the world’s leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, and New York's Broadway Theatre, to name a few.


A member of the Glimmerglass Festival Artistic Advisory Committee, Cambridge was a major feature at the 2022 festival, where she assumed the title role of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson, performed as Elsa in The Sound of Music, and as Ann in the world premiere of Damien Geter and Lila Palmer’s Holy Ground. Last season’s engagements included the title role of Tosca with Opera Carolina, leading as Hannah in The Merry Widow with Toledo Opera, and reprising Elsa in The Sound of Music with Arizona Opera. She also performed in recital for the Glimmerglass Festival and Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera and joined the Mostly Modern Festival in both the Netherlands and Saratoga Springs. This season, Cambridge reprises Elsa once again in The Sound of Music with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. [read more...]

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


"... It was the whole package…” – Opera Wire


Tosca – "Instead of Tosca’s dominatrix-like entrance, Alyson Cambridge‘s Floria Tosca arrived on stage jovial, irty, and a bit naïve. But it worked. She wasn’t this all-knowing stage being, she was a person after all. She was a person in love...In “Vissi d’arte” Cambridge gave a lovely heartfelt performance. It was the whole package. The thread that tied this work together. This was Tosca’s turning point where she morphed from a gullible girl into a passionate and driven woman. At the climax of the aria, as she begs to know why her god would abandon her, Cambridge gave in to the overwhelming emotions and sang as someone would in this state."

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"... electrifying..." – Classical Voice North Carolina


Tosca– " In singing the famous "Vissi d'arte" aria before nodding her consent to Scarpia, Cambridge drew upon all the additional anguish Puccini had written for her. All of the art she had lived for, all of her passionate love, all her charitable deeds, and all her fervent prayers have been for naught in the face of this perverted monster... electrifying as Cambridge's signature aria...Cambridge and Viscardi poignantly lit up the stage one last time before fate cruelly closed its st on them. Stunning – and grand.”

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"... stunning..." – Toledo Blade


The Merry Widow – “Sometimes you just accept the fact that the soprano will be fantastic, and Alyson Cambridge, the titular merry widow who was stunning in her widow’s weeds upon her entrance in the first act, didn’t disappoint. Her “Vilja Lied” in the second act brought chills. It’s always just tempting to blame the air-conditioning system, but for me, it always happens when voice and orchestra combine to form a powerful performance.”

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"...delivers breathtaking notes of music..." – Broadway World


The Merry Widow – “Cambridge embodies the effervescent widow, her eyes dancing as she delivers breathtaking notes of music with palpable magnetism.”

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"...compelling visually and vocally as Bess..." – Financial Times


Porgy and Bess – “Alyson Cambridge, singing opulently, was compelling visually and vocally as Bess, whose genuine love for Porgy is compromised by her loose morals…”

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"...sensual, smoky readings..." – Opera News


Porgy and Bess – “Cambridge’s sensual, smoky readings were revelatory.”

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"...powerful, clear voice...” – The New York Times


Carmen – “Worthy of mention is the company debut of Alyson Cambridge as a Frasquita with a powerful, clear voice.”

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"...the most interesting person there...” – Washington Post


L'elisir d'amore – “Her Adina was radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling and artistically imaginative. Even amid a stage full of singing and dancing, she could sit off to the side reading quietly and be the most interesting person there.”

REPRESENTATIVES

Vanessa Uzan

Founder & President


Aaron Sanko

CEO & Partner | Theatre, Film, TV & Literary


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert

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