MONROE'S "VOICE IS ICILY INCISIVE WITHOUT A HINT OF UGLINESS AND WARM RESONANCES THROUGHOUT HER RANGE."
The Opera Tattler
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Amber R. Monroe is recognized as a “crystalline lyric soprano and a superb singing actress” (Seen and Heard-International). In the 2020-2021 season, she made her Opera Columbus debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Other recent highlights include Nedda (Pagliacci) with El Paso Opera and the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) with Kentucky Opera.
While an artist at the Merola Opera Program of San Francisco, CA, she performed as Magda (La rondine) in the Schwabacher Summer Concert, as well as Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites) in the Merola Grand Finale. With The Glimmerglass Festival, she was seen as the Rooster/Jay (The Cunning Little Vixen), and covered the role of Anna Søreson (Kevin Puts’ Silent Night).
Monroe has performed and studied in various summer programs both in the United States and Italy including the Italian Opera Study Abroad program in Pisa; the Chicago Summer Opera, covering the role of Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); the CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster Choir College; and two summers at the Oberlin in Italy program in Arezzo, Italy—first as an Emerging Artist and the second performing the title role in Suor Angelica.
MONROE "FILLED THE ENORMOUS HALL WITH [HER] POWERFUL, EXPERTLY PROJECTED VOICE, BUT THE PERFORMANCE WENT BEYOND THAT ALREADY IMPRESSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT... [MONROE] ENGAGED HEARTS AND MINDS IN THE UNIQUELY AFFECTING WAY MUSIC MUST PROVIDE TO REALIZE THE ART'S POTENTIAL."
The San Francisco Classical Voice