Anita Lyons

American soprano Anita Lyons is quickly creating a niche for herself in the dramatic repertoire.  Most recently, Ms. Lyons created the title role in the world premiere of Anne Hutchinson, debuted at St. Paul’s Historic Church in Mount Vernon, New York.  She also gave her Opera Pomme Rouge debut in their all-female production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and her Opera Theatre of Montclair debut, singing as the Erste Dame in their outreach production of Die Zauberflöte.  Upcoming engagements include her role debut as Brünnhilde (Götterdämmerung) with the New York Verismo Wagner Opera Guild in New York City.  In the spring, she will join the Summit Symphony in Summit, New Jersey, to sing the Strauss Vier letzte Lieder, along with her company debut with Delaware Valley Opera Company in Philadelphia and singing the Witch (Hansel and Gretel) for an outreach production in Brooklyn, New York.

Highlights of recent seasons include her career debuts of Leonore (Fidelio) and the title role of Elektra, both performed at Lincoln Center with New York Opera Forum, and she joined Amore Opera (NYC) in their annual holiday family favorite as the Witch (Hansel and Gretel) for consecutive seasons.  Ms. Lyons was honored to sing Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) in a performance under the auspices of the Japanese embassy to raise funds for the Earthquake victims of Kumamoto.  Other roles to her credit include Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Mother/Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Giorgetta (Il Tabarro), and Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera).  She has been seen with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra singing the Strauss Vier letzte Lieder, with Boheme Opera NJ in programs of the music of Richard Wagner and Shakespeare in Opera, and with the Riverside Opera Company as a soloist on their gala orchestra concert at Snug Harbor on Staten Island.

Past seasons have included Elsa (Lohengrin) with Amici Opera in Philadelphia, and Sieglinde (Die Walküre) and the title roles of Aïda, Norma, and La Gioconda, Brünnhilde (Siegfried), and Primadonna/Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) with New York Opera Forum. She was also a featured guest artist on Riverside Opera Company’s Concerto di Primavera orchestra concert at St. John’s University. Other roles to her credit include the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), the title role of Suor Angelica, Alice Ford (Falstaff), and Amelia (Simon Boccanegra).  She was selected to be one of the artists in Opera Singers Initiative’s 2015 season and was seen in concerts with them throughout the year.

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