Lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrongelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles. Her diverse career as a solo performer encompasses Haydn’s Creation in Carnegie Hall to Berio’s Sequenza III at the Radio Nacional Córdoba in Argentina. Recent performances this season include Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the University of Georgia Chamber Orchestra, Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem with the Penn State University Philharmonic Orchestra, and Cerrone’s I will learn to love a person with the Bent Frequency ensemble of Atlanta, GA.
In 2017, Amy joined the Houston Grand Opera to premiere the role of Margie in Some Light Emerges, the newest opera by the award-winning creative trio of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. Other past operatic roles include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Amy in Little Women, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, and Despina in Cosí fan tutte. An avid recitalist, she has appeared in recital for organizations such as the Casement Fund Recital Series in Brooklyn, NY, The Block in Muskegon, MI, the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project in Princeton, NJ, and AEPEX Contemporary Performance in Ann Arbor, MI. Amy has had the privilege of working with renowned musicians such as Martin Katz, Lucy Shelton, Tony Arnold, Dawn Upshaw, Stephanie Blythe, Kathleen Kelly, Samuel Ramey, Kayo Iwama, Alan Smith, Howard Watkins, and John Harbison.
Amy’s commitment to musical collaboration has led her to fellowships at summer programs such as the Tanglewood Music Center, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, New Music on the Point, and the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab (June 2018). Amy is also a founding member of the Khemia Ensemble, with whom she has toured North and South America helping to promote cultural exchange through contemporary classical music.
A passionate educator, Amy has taught voice at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, Eastern Michigan University, and Saginaw Valley State University. Beginning this fall, Amy joins the voice faculty at Baylor University in Waco, TX.