Anita Lyons, Soprano
American soprano Anita Lyons is quickly creating a niche for herself in the dramatic repertoire, most recently singing her career debut of Brünnhilde (Siegfried) with New York Opera Forum. Other highlights of this season include the title role of La Gioconda and the Primadonna/Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), both performed at Lincoln Center with New York Opera Forum. She has been seen with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra, singing the Strauss Vier letzte Lieder, with Boheme Opera NJ in a program of the music of Richard Wagner, and with the Riverside Opera Company as a soloist on their gala orchestra concert at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. Other roles this season include the title roles of Norma and Elektra, as well as Giorgetta (Il Tabarro) with New York Opera Forum, and the Mother/Witch (Hansel and Gretel) with Hudson Lyric Opera. She was recently selected to be one of the artists in Opera Singers Initiative’s 2015 season, and will be seen in concert with them throughout the year.
Last season, Ms. Lyons sang Elsa (Lohengrin) with Amici Opera in Philadelphia, and Sieglinde (Die Walküre) and the title role of Aïda 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, Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni ), the title role of Suor Angelica, the Mother/Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Alice Ford (Falstaff), and Amelia (Simon Boccanegra).
Ms. Lyons was an Artist-in-Residence with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, and an Emerging Artist in Opera Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Artist Development Program. Radio appearances include Minnesota and Peoria Public Radio, and she has performed at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina, Indianapolis Opera, the Bach Society of Minnesota, North Star Opera in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Twin Cities Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Lyons is currently based in the New York City area.