Artist of the week: Alyson Cambridge

Magnificent American soprano Alyson Cambridge will be captivating Savonlinna Opera Festival audiences this summer as the temperamental and slightly vindictive Don Elvira in Don Giovanni.

A recent graduate of the New York Metropolitan’s Young Artist Development Programme, she is already a frequent guest on the Metropolitan stage.

A radiant, charismatic soprano previously known exclusively to American audiences, Alyson made her European debut in Poland in January this year singing Violetta in La traviata. She will be returning later this year, singing Donna Elvira not only in Savonlinna but also in the Don Giovanni production of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in October and Mimi in Puccini’s La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest at the end of December.

Proof of the versatility of this winner of many international singing competitions is Alyson Cambridge’s repertoire, encompassing not only traditional parts in operas by European composers (such as the great lyrical roles of Mozart and Puccini) but also Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Julie in Jerome Kern’s classic musical Showboat to open at Chicago Lyric Opera next year.

The Savonlinna Opera Festival production of Don Giovanni, with a superb cast that includes Alyson Cambridge, will be performed in Olavinlinna Castle on July 1, 5, 9, 14 & 17.

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Fiordiligi’s aria from Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Interview with Alyson Cambridge

Alyson Cambridge talks about singing Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème