American soprano Pamela Armstrong has performed with many of the world’s leading opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris Bastille, Semperoper Dresden, Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, L’Opéra de Marseille, Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Ópera de Oviedo, and Korean National Opera as well as a Wiener Staatsoper tour to China. In the U.S. she has performed leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, San Diego Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Portland Opera, Opera Colorado, and Opera Pacific as well as with other regional American companies.
Ms. Armstrong has garnered praise around the world for her interpretations of Strauss’ lyric soprano roles, including the title role Arabella, the Countess Capriccio, and Christine Intermezzo. Puccini roles include Mimi- La Boheme, Magda- La Rondine and as a Mozartian she has sung both Donnas Anna and Elvira- Don Giovanni, Ilia- Idomeneo, Countess- Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina- Die Zauberflöte and Fiordiligi- Cosi Fan Tutti. She commands an unusually wide repertoire spanning from the title role in Handel’s Alcina to Ellen Orford Peter Grimes, as well as Elvira- I Puritani, Violetta- La Traviata, the title role Florencia en al Amazonas Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Alice Ford- Falstaff, Desdemona- Otello, Tatyana- Eugene Onegin, Marguerite- Faust, the Four Heroines in Les Contes d'Hoffman, the title-role Thaïs nd Micaëla in Carmen. Her symphonic work includes performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), Detroit Symphony (Neeme Järvi), Ravinia Festival (Christoph Eschenbach), Milwaukee Symphony (Edo de Waart), Aspen Music Festival (David Zinman), and the New Jersey Symphony (Neeme Järvi). Ms. Armstrong was the recipient of the New York City Opera’s Beverly Sills Prize, and is featured on DVD in the Glyndebourne Festival production of Die Fledermaus.