Biography

Hailing from Somerset, New Jersey, Soprano Amani Cole-Felder is a third year Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist. She will make her Opera Theatre of Saint Louis debut as Lucy/Lovie Alexander in the Damien Sneed re-imagined version of Joplin’s Treemonisha. Amani will also cover the title role of Susannah and perform in the Center Stage Concert with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra during her time as an OTSL Gaddes Festival Artist.

Ms. Cole-Felder recently performed the roles of Angelica/Fiordiligi in the North American premiere of Roberto S. Perino’s Furiosus; in collaboration with New York University’s Casa Italiana under the direction of Robert Tweeten. Earlier this season, she performed the role of Woman of Crete in Idomeneo at the Metropolitan Opera. In the Summer of 2022, she performed in the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage recitals and concluded her summer performances with the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Aspen Opera Theater under the direction of Dame Jane Glover.

During her tenure as a Met Opera Lindemann Young Artist, Amani’s scene performances and role studies include: 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 debut as Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess. She was a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Mozart’s Sparrow Mass with the New Choral Society. Amani previously performed the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute with the Aspen Opera Theater in 2021 as an inaugural Renée Fleming Artist Fellow, under the direction of Patrick Summers. In Spring 2021, she was a soloist in Brahms Requiem and Williams’ Serenade to Music with the Capital Singers of Trenton.

While completing her graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, she performed the title role in Suor Angelica, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and in scenes from La Bohème, Florencia en el Amazonas, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Previous roles include the Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Amani was awarded a career grant from the 2023 Pasadena Vocal Competition. She won second place in the 2022 Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition. In 2020, she was a finalist in the Met Opera National Council Auditions Eastern Regionals, a semi-finalist in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition as well as an encouragement award recipient in the Giulio Gari Competition.

Ms. Cole-Felder holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.

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Klänge der Heimat – Die Fledermaus: Alex Soloway Pianist

Ain’t it a Pretty Night – Susannah: Alex Soloway Pianist

Schedule

Center Stage Concert
Soloist 

St. Louis Symphony
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
June 20, 2023 – For More Information

Susannah
Susannah (cover)

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
June 10 – 24, 2023 – For More Information

Treemonisha
Lucy/Lovie Alexander

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
May 28 – June 24, 2023 – For More Information

Lindemann Recital Series 

Bruno Walter Auditorium
April 6, 2023

Furiosus (US Premiere)
Angelica/Fiordiligi

Merkin Hall Kaufman Center
February 16, 2023 – For More Information

Lindemann Patron Concert
Highway 1 U.S.A – Mary
Dead Man Walking – Sister Rose 

Peter Jay Sharp Theater
December 14, 2022

Handel’s Messiah
Soprano Soloist 

New Choral Society
December 2 & 4, 2022

Idomeneo
Cretan Woman 

Metropolitan Opera
September 28 – October 20, 2022 – For More Information

Past Performances

Don Giovanni
Donna Anna

Aspen Opera Theatre – Benedict Music Tent Aspen, CO

August 18, 2022, 7:30 PM – More Information

 

Summerstage Met Opera Recital Series 

June 22 – June 29, 2022

https://www.metopera.org/season/summer-2022/recitals/

Mozart: Sparrow Mass and Haydn: Theresienmesse
Soprano Soloist

New Choral Society – Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Scarsdale, NY
March 6, 2022 3:00 PM
Nkeiru Okoye: We Met At The Symphony 
(World Premiere) Soprano Soloist
Harlem Chamber Players – Harlem School of the Arts New York, NY

February 23, 2022 6:00 PM – More Information

La Boheme  

Musetta – La Boheme Scene
LYADP Patron Concert

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre Juilliard School New York, NY
December 16, 2021

Porgy and Bess

Strawberry Woman
Metropolitan Opera New York, NY
October 31- November 21, 2021

The Magic Flute
Aspen Opera Theatre Benedict Music Tent – Aspen, CO
July 17, 2021 7:00 PM  More Information

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