Alyson Cambridge

Actor

BIOGRAPHY

Alyson Cambridge is an American operatic soprano. A native of Washington D.C., she attended school in Cambridge and Oberlin College and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music. In 2003 she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which gained her entrance into the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. In 2004 she made her Met debut as Frasquita in Georges Bizet's Carmen. She has since appeared in several roles with that company, including Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore, a Flower Maiden in Parsifal, Karolka in Jenůfa, Crobyle in Thaïs, and Bianca in La Rondine. In the 2009-2010 season she portrayed Musetta in La bohème at the Portland Opera, Clara in Porgy and Bess at the Washington National Opera, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Opera Cleveland. In February 2010, her debut recording with pianist Lydia Brown, "From the Diary of Sally Hemings" was released on the White Pine Music label. The song cycle was composed by William Bolcom with text by Sandra Seaton.

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