Soprano Amy Conn is in demand throughout the Midwest. She is known for her pure tone, communicative warmth and musical intelligence. Amy appears on both the concert and theater stage in music of many periods, with a special love for baroque repertoire. Recent performances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Exsultate, jubilate, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, Purcell’s King Arthur, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, Couperin’s Leçon du Ténèbres, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Haydn’s Creation, “Lord Nelson” Mass and Theresienmesse.
Ms. Conn has soloed with Music of the Baroque, Baroque Band, The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Elgin Choral Union and Symphony, Chorus Angelorum, North Shore Choral Society, Lutheran Choir of Chicago and Bach Chamber Choir. She is a former long time member of Chicago a cappella. Stage appearances include lead roles in Acis and Galatea, The Turn of the Screw, Yeomen of the Guard and The Pirates of Penzance. In 2010, she made her debut with Chicago Opera Theater, covering the role of Isifile in Cavalli’s Giasone.
Ms. Conn enjoys many opportunities to work in chamber music and has performed with Eighth Blackbird, The Orion Ensemble, The Newberry Consort, The Madison Bach Musicians, Trio Settecento, Rembrandt Chamber Players and Ars Antigua.
Ms. Conn is featured on a CD of Celtic Baroque music with Ars Antigua. In 2006 she participated in the Handel Singing Competition in London and was a semi-finalist in the American Bach Soloists Young Artist’s Competition in Berkeley (CA). In 2010 Amy was a finalist in the New York Oratorio Society’s Young Artist Competition, performing in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and was a winner of the Bel Canto Chorus Regional Artist’s Competition.
In 2011-12 Amy recorded Cantatas with the Madison Bach Musicians, performed the Coffee Cantata and other Arias with the Rembrandt Chamber Players, was featured in Music of the Baroque’s Holiday Brass and Choral Program and stepped in at the eleventh hour to sing the role of the Angel in Baroque Band’s performance of La Resurrezione. She also performed recitals with Trevor Stephenson at the fortepiano, pianist Shannon McGinnis and sang Faure’s Requiem with the Alabama Symphony.
2012-13 will mark Amy’s first performance at the Latin American Music Festival in Chicago, presenting Spanish and South American music with longtime recital partner, Shannon McGinnis. 2 CDs featuring Amy as a soloist were released in 2012, one with the Madison Bach Musicians and one with the Grant Park Chorus. Other highlights of this season include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Musica Angelica in Los Angelos, Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Music of the Baroque, the title role in Handel’s Theodora and Bach’s Magnificat.
|Monteverdi||*Vespers of 1610|
|Bach||B Minor Mass
*St. John Passion
*St. Matthew Passion
Cantatas 41, 62, 72, 80, 84,
106, 140, 147, 151, 152,
155, 156, 172, 186, 197, 202, 211
|Conti||“Languet Anima Mea”|
|Couperin||Leçon du Ténèbres|
Israel in Egypt sop 2
|Monteclair||“Le Triomphe de la Constance”|
|Campra||“Enée et Didon”|
|Bernier||“Le Nymphes de Diane”|
Lord Nelson Mass
|Mozart||Great Mass in C Minor
“Vorrei spiegarvi, o dio”
|Schubert||Mass in G|
|Beethoven||"Ah, perfido...per pieta"|
|Schumann||Das Paradies und die Peri|
|Monteverdi||Ballo delle Ingrate
|Scarlatti||Venere, Amore e Ragione
|Handel||Acis and Galatea
|Mozart||Le Nozze de Figaro *Susanna
The Magic Flute *Pamina
|Donizetti||The Elixir of Love
Yeoman of the Guard Elsie
Pirates of Penzance Mabel
|R. Strauss||Der Rosenkavalier
|Britten||Turn of the Screw Governess
A Midsummer Night’s Dream *Tytania
Song (sampling of rep)
|Schubert||Der Hirt auf dem Felsen|
|Schumann||Frauen Lieben und Leben|
|Faure||La Bonne Chanson|
|Debussy||4 Chansons de jeunesse|
|Poulenc||Airs Chantées Deux poemes de Louis Aragon|
|Tailleferre||Six Chansons Françaises|
|Rodrigo||4 Madrigales Amatorios|
|H. Villa-Lobos||Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 – aria|
|Argento||6 Elizabethan Songs|
*Indicates work has been studied