Amy Pfrimmer, soprano
Known for dramatic and vocal versatility, soprano Amy Pfrimmer has sung across the US, Europe, and Canada and is a 2019 Winner of the American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award. Career highlights include appearances with the London Symphony, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Baltimore Choral Arts, Montréal Opera, New Orleans Opera, Bulgarian State Opera Stara Zagora, Illinois Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Memphis Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Mississippi Opera, Atlanta Symphony, and Virginia Symphony. Notably, Pfrimmer collaborated frequently with the late pianist/composer Dave Brubeck in his Mass, To Hope! A Celebration, and La Fiesta de la Posada. She also soloed across the US with conductor Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band.
A dedicated teacher, Amy Pfrimmer is Tulane University’s Lillian Gerson Watsky Professor in Voice. At Tulane, she serves as voice area coordinator, director of opera and Tulane’s concert vocal series. She is sought after for high energy, interactive master classes, and is a respected contest adjudicator – recently for Brevard Music Center, Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival (VAASF, New Mexico), Classical Singer National Convention (Chicago, IL), NATSAA (New York, NY), University of Colorado-Boulder, University of New Mexico, Lawrence Opera Theatre (Kansas), and Michigan’s Oakland University. Additionally, Amy serves as a principal cantor at New Orleans’ St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica.
With the MSR Classics label, Pfrimmer has released three recordings: Souvenance: Mélodies and Organ Works of César Franck (2017) with pianist/organist Thomas Kientz, and The Lost Romantic: Songs of Louise Reichardt (2018) and Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Spirituals (2017) with pianist Dreux Montegut.
Souvenance : Mélodies of César Franck
Roses et papillons
FWV 81 (1860) | Victor Hugo
FWV 71 (1851) | Louis Charles Alfred de Musset
FWV 73 (1842-1843) | Alexandre Dumas
FWV 76 (1849) | François Joseph Pierre André Méry
S’il est un charmant gazon
FWV 78 (1857) | Victor Hugo
Le mariage des roses
FWV 80 (1871) | Eugène David
FWV 74 (1842-1843) | Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
FWV 85 (1884) | Louis de Fourcaud
La procession (The Procession)
FWV 88 (1888) | Julien Auguste Pélage Brizeux
Les cloches du soir
FWV 87 (1888) | Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
Pour moi sa main cueillait des roses
FWV 83 (1873) | Lucien Paté
Passez! Passez toujours!
FWV 82 (1860) | Victor Hugo
Le vase brisé
FWV 84 (1879) | Sully Prudhomme
FWV 70 (1842-1843) | François-René, Vicomte de Châteaubriand