About Amy Carson
Amy Carson began her singing career as the youngest founding girl chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, and went on to study at Trinity College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music.
From a young age Amy has been performing and recording in venues around the world, both as a soloist and as an ensemble singer. She is a versatile artist, who performs recital, oratorio and operatic repertoire and whose regular commitments in both choral and solo contexts mean she enjoys exciting and diverse performance opportunities.
Highlights of Amy’s operatic roles include Pamina (in a film of The Magic Flute directed by Kenneth Branagh), Soprano chorus in The Rakes Progress and cover Alinda in L’incoronazione di Dario (Garsington Opera), Amy Cumnor in The Cumnor Affair (Tete a Tete Opera), Susanna in Marriage of Figaro and Constance in Dialogue des Carmelites (Royal Academy Opera Scenes), Musetta in La Boheme (Choir of London, conducted by Nick Collon), Galatea in Acis and Galatea (Music for a While directed by Margaret Faultless), The Spirit in Dido and Aeneas (alongside Magdalena Kožená conducted by Nicholas Kraemer), Soprano Role in The Fairy Queen (at The Wigmore Hall conducted by Matthew Halls), Newspaper Seller and Strolling Girl in Death in Venice (The Queen Elizabeth Hall conducted by Richard Hickox and at St Endellion Festival conducted by Martyn Brabbins).
On the concert platform, Amy has sung much of the core repertoire from Monteverdi to MacMillan, and has appeared as a soloist at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and The Queen Elizabeth Hall. Highlights include singing the Semi Chorus in the premiere of James MacMillan’s St John Passion with the LSO (Barbican) conducted by Colin Davis; Soprano soloist in St Matthew Passion (Barbican) and Bach Cantata BWV 79 (Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms) with The Monteverdi Choir conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and a consort performance of St John Passion with the OAE directed by Mark Padmore, which toured Japan and Korea.
Amy has sung with many of the UKs leading ensembles (with solo appearances) including Solomon’s Knot, The Sixteen, The Monteverdi Choir, Tenebrae, The Gabrieli Consort, London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, Contrapunctus and The Choir of the Enlightenment.
Recent projects include: singing solos with The Gabrieli Consort in Versailles, London, Gdansk, Rotterdam, featuring as one of an ensemble of five singers on the new album by Nick Cave, singing in ‘Bach, the universe and everything’ with The OAE, singing BWV 210 with Music for A While, led by Maggie Faultless, singing with ORA and recording with Aurora Nova.