Amy Pfrimmer, soprano

Sunday February 2, 2020 @ 15h00

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

 Le Sylphe

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

Robin Gray

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