FEATURED IN: Opera Frontier @ Palace I
Amy Bouchard (Mezzo-soprano) is a singer known for her beautiful vocal timbre, sensitive song interpretations, and stunning stage presence. Recently returning to her theatre roots, Amy is in growing demand as a musical theatre actress. In 2018 she debuted with Guggenheim Entertainment’s 3Below Theaters to critical acclaim in Sondheim on Sondheim, followed by The Mystery of Edwin Drood as Helena. In 2019 she joined the cast of A Little Night Music as Mrs. Anderssen in her debut with Lamplighters Music Theatre. This past fall Amy portrayed the role of the movie star muse, Claudia in Nine with 3Below Theaters.
Amy began her professional career performing in lead and supporting roles with numerous opera companies and as a featured orchestral soloist. Classically trained with a Master of Music in vocal performance, Amy is a NATS winner and a finalist in the St. Paul Schubert Club and Roy A. Schussler vocal competitions. After her formal training she was selected through national auditions for Opera Santa Barbara’s Young Artist Apprentice Program where she performed in their main-stage productions and studied with maestro Valery Ryvkin and world-renowned piano collaborator Martin Katz. Her operatic credits include Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte (AAMA, Salzburg, AUS), Dorabella in Così fan tutte (Opera Modesto), Elle in La Voix Humaine (UOT-Minneapolis), Valencienne in The Merry Widow (West Bay Opera) and Mercedes in Carmen (Livermore Valley Opera). Recent symphonic engagements include her debuts with the Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra as the soloist in John Rutter’s Magnificat, and the Spokane Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This past December Amy joined the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as the featured soloist at their annual Christmas Pops Concert.
A consummate recitalist, Amy frequently performs with Daniel Lockert- widely considered to be the finest vocal pianist in the Bay Area- and regularly collaborates with musicians from the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Choral Society, and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She has gained recognition for her mastery of technique and effortless ability to move between song genres. Her fresh and modern programming is a seamless flow from classical and modern art song to the Golden Era of Broadway and cabaret.
In 2015 Amy sang to her largest crowds to date, singing backing vocals for the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band on their Jekyll + Hyde tour.
When not singing and teaching, Amy’s favorite places to be are in the mountains and in the water. She’s a Half-Marathon and Triathlon finisher and avid reader of modern fiction.