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Amy Pfrimmer, Soprano
Reviews

Opera, Concert, Oratorio, Recital and Master Classes

"In a quarter century of accompanying in voice studios and coaching classical singers, I have not performed even one of Franck’s mélodies...Pfrimmer has a rich, full, warm voice capable of both dramatic agitation and tender exhortation. She has a keen sense of text-guided phrasing; while remaining true to the score, she employs a conversational freedom in her rubato...Pfrimmer’s performance as a whole is entirely convincing and demonstrates both tremendous affection and tremendous affinity for Franck’s mélodies."

Fanfare by Myron Silberstein

"Banality banished, Pfrimmer’s resonant and wide-ranging vocal timbre - sometimes bright, at other moments rich and dark depending on the needs of the texts - brings balanced, considerate and empathic intellectual heft to phrases like French poet Marceline Desbordes-Valmore’s“When the evening bells, in their slow flight bring down the hours at the bottom of the valley/If you have no friends or loved ones close to you, think of me!”from Les Cloches du soir (Evening Bells)."

PerformingArtsReview.net by Daniel Kepl

"It is clear in listening to these songs that Reichardt prized such qualities as a lovely vocal quality, pristine legato, and the ability to use the text to launch and sustain the vocal line.  Reichardt certainly possessed an admirable gift for composing melodies that are both lovely and that linger in one’s memory. The settings of Italian texts (here, all by Metastasio) remind me of similar works by Reichardt’s younger contemporary, Vincenzo Bellini.  And if someone told me that Reichardt’s German lieder were previously unknown works by Franz Schubert, I would not be skeptical, at least in terms of the writing for the singer…I’ve listened to the disc several times, and have continued to be engaged by it a great deal.  That is a testament to Reichardt’s music but also, of course, to its champions on this recording.  Soprano Amy Pfrimmer (a member of Tulane University’s faculty) sings Reichardt’s songs with an attractive, rich, and secure tone, sensitive phrasing, and a fine legato...It’s much more of a compliment than a criticism to say that, given the quality of the performances, far more than 44 minutes of music would have been most welcome. But those 44 minutes are of a very high quality, indeed...A worthy project given the benefit first-rate execution, and one that earns a very high recommendation."

Fanfare by Ken Meltzer

"Amy Pfrimmer's singing is supremely warm and refreshing, and the innocent beauty of these songs is brought out in bright, luminous textures. Dreux Montegut plays sympathetically throughout.An invaluable disc, focusing on one of Germany's hidden romantic names so unjustly neglected. A revelatory discovery in clean sound and attractive presentation, albeit short on playing time."

ClassicalMusicDaily.com by Gerald Fenech

Schedule and Reviews: Bio
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SCHEDULE

Where is Amy?

Schedule and Reviews: News

FIO-Italia Summer Festival
Artist Faculty

June-July 2024
Urbania, Italy

National Association of Teachers of Singing

National Conference Presentation

Meaningful Mentoring in the Voice Professions

June 2024

Knoxville, TN

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Instituto de Artes

Guest Artist Residency

Recital, Master Class, & Lecture Recital

May 2024

Universidade Federale de Uberlândia

Guest Artist Residency

Recital, Master Class, & Lecture Recital

May 2024
Uberlândia, Brazil

Affetto Records - Recording

Le doux appel: Mélodies of Charles-Marie Widor

Forthcoming 2024
Tulane University


University of New Mexico

Guest Artist Residency

April 2024

April 21-24, 2024
Albuquerque, NM

Tulane Vocal Arts Festival
Founding Director

April 11-13, 2024
New Orleans, LA

University of Arizona

Amelia T. Reiman Vocal Competition

Adjudicator

March 2024

Tulane Opera - Stage Director

Behrman's Masterpiece

Workshop and Performance of

a new opera by Maxim Samarov

based on O. Henry's The Last Leaf

March 21 & 22, 2024
Dixon Hall, Tulane University

Montclair State University

Guest Artist Residency

February 2024
Montclair, NJ

Florida State University

Guest Artist Residency

February 2024
Tallahassee, FL

Delta State University

Guest Artist Residency

Recital, Master Class, Workshop for Singers and Collaborative Pianists

Kumiko Shimizu, piano

January 2024

Cleveland, MS

National Opera Association National

Conference Presentation

The Sounds & Stories of Opera in Sacred Spaces:

Audience Expansion Through Sacred Music Drama ​

January 2024
Phoenix/Tempe, AZ

St. Paul's Chamber Orchestra

Bach by Candlelight

December 2023
Philadelphia, PA

Tulane Musical Theatre Workshop

Finn and Sheinkin

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music Director

2023 November

Dixon Hall, Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

FIO-Italia Summer Festival

Artist Faculty

Pergolesi's Lo frate 'nnammorato

as Nena

July 2023
Urbania and Jesi, Italy

Butler University

Lecture Recital Presentation

Unknown Greats – Songs of Louise Reichardt and Louis Vierne

March 2023
(virtual)

Louisiana House of Representatives

National Anthem Soloist

2023 Louisiana Legislative Session

2023 May
Baton Rouge, LA

Tulane Musical Theatre Workshop

Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Music Director

2023 March

Dixon Hall, Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

University of Illinois

Lecture Recital Presentation and Career Development

Komponistin Louise Reichardt: A Composer Paving the Way for Women

February 2023
(virtual)

Sam Houston State Art Song Festival

Conference Lecture Recital 

Falling: A Monodrama 

2023 February
Sam Houston State University, Texas

Tulane Vocal Arts Festival
Founding Director

2023 February

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Adjudicator - Classical and Musical Theatre Competition 

Madison, CT

February 2023

New Orleans Opera

Schnyder's Charlie Parker's Yardbird

as 

Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter

January 20, 21, and 22, 2022
Jazz Market
http://neworleansopera.org/tickets/
New Orleans, LA

National Opera Association

Theology and Theatre: Fit or Foe?

Presentation and Panel Discussion on Islamic Themed Opera

Sacred in Opera Initiative

January 2023
Houston, Texas

National Opera Association

Shifting Operatic Identity: 

In the Shadow of Racism and Gender and Sexism, Can We Reimagine the Inherited Tradition of the Operatic Canon? 

Presentation 

January 2023
Houston, Texas

Théâtre Île St. Louis Paul Rey, Paris

Solo Recital 

César Franck et ses héritiers

Samuel Liégeon, piano

December 2022

Southeastern Louisiana University

Lecture Recital

Invited Presentation 

Why Don’t We Know the Songs of Franck, Vierne, and Reichardt?

November 2022
(virtual)

Tulane Opera

Conte's The Gift of the Magi

Director

2023 November

Dixon Hall, Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT)

Conference Presentation/Lecture Recital

Souvenance: Mélodies of César Franck

August 2022
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

International Alliance of Women in Music

Conference Presentation/Lecture Recital

The Lost Romantic: Songs of Louise Reichardt

June 2022
Oregon State University with Satellite Hosts in Australia and Antwerp (Hybrid)

Cité International des Arts, Paris
Guest Artist Faculty Recital 
St. John’s University and Missouri State University

August 2022
Paris, France

The French Culture and Experience: Art, Music, And Cuisine in Paris!​

La Belle Époque, Opera Fanaticism, & César Franck’s Counter Current of French Mélodie

2022

St. John's University, Paris and Missouri State University Study Abroad

Spheres of Singing 

Conference Presentation/Lecture Recital

Songs of Louis Vierne

2022 July
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scottland (Hybrid)

Spheres of Singing 

Conference Presentation/Lecture Recital

Falling: A Monodrama

2022 July
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scottland (hybrid)

New Orleans Chamber Orchestra,

Falling: A Monodrama

Amy Pfrimmer, soloist and director 

&

Alexandrian Love Songs

Jeffrey Springer, tenor

Amy Pfrimmer, irector

June 2022
Marigny Opera House
New Orleans, LA

Sam Houston State Art Song Festival

Conference Presentation/Lecture Recital

Songs of Louis Vierne 

2022
Sam Houston State University, Texas
(virtual)

Tulane Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop

co-production

Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe

March 2022

Dixon Hall, Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Songs of Louis Vierne

Centaur Records

with

Peter Collins, piano

Thomas Ospital, organ

2022 May
St. Eustache Church, Paris
Ursuline Convent, New Orleans

Teatro Lirico d’Europa ​Gala Concert Soloist

A Celebration of Song: from Opera to Broadway

February 2022
Panama City, Florida

National Opera Association

Conference Presentation and Soloist

Sacred Music Drama in America: 100 years with the Works of Seymour Barab and Dave Brubeck

NOA's Sacred in Opera Initiative

January 2022
St. Augustine, FL

Sam Houston State Art Song Festival

Conference Presentation/Lecture Recital

The Lost Romantic: Songs of Louise Reichardt

2021
Sam Houston State University, Texas
(virtual)

Tulane Vocal Arts Festival
Founding Director

2021 October

New Orleans Opera Allons! Lecture Series

Invited Presentation 

Parlez-moi d’amour: French Romantic Opera and the Girls Your Mother Warned You About 

2020 November
(virtual

Michigan State University

Invited Guest Lecture Recital 

The Lost Romantic: Songs of Louise Reichardt

2020 September
(virtual)

Pacific Lutheran University

Lecture Recital- Invited Presentation

Unknown Songs of Louise

Reichardt and César Franck

March 2021
(virtual)

Rhodes College

En français!

Guest Artist Recital of French Mélodies

with Thomas Bryant, piano

March 2, 2020
7:30PM
Memphis, Tennessee

The Lost Romantic: Songs of Louise Reichardt

MSR Classics

with Dreux Montegut, piano

2019
Recorded Loyola University-New Orleans, Nunemaker Hall

The American Cathedral in Paris

Les Arts George V

Solo Recital

Souvenance: Mélodies of César Franck

February 2, 2020
Paris, France

New Orleans Chamber Orchestra
with Operation Restoration
Holiday Concerts for Incarcerated Women #restorationthroughmusic

December 2020
Baton Rouge, New Orleans and St. Gabriel, Louisiana

Tulane Orchestra Concert

Tosca, Act III excerpt with Tyler Smith, Tenor and Maxim Samarov Conductor

November 2020
Dixon Hall

Music at Midday
Tulane Voice Faculty Recital

2019 November
Rogers Memorial Chapel

Tulane French Week Concert
French Mélodies with Katalin Lukacs, piano

2019 November

Tulane Vocal Arts Festival

Tulane Faculty Recital

2019 October
New Orleans, LA

Postponed

Vratsa Symphony, Soprano Soloist

American program, including Samuel Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915 

Hristo Pavlov, Conductor

September 12-13, 2019
Vratsa, Bulgaria

Postponed
Sofia, Bulgaria - Jewish Cultural Center
Absolutely American, Solo Recital

September 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria

Art Stars International Vocal Competition

Invited International Jury Member 

September 8-9, 2019

The National Radio

Varna, Bulgaria

Bastille Day Mass

July 14, 2019
Our Lady of Good Counsel
New Orleans, LA

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Ode to Joy

Soprano Soloist

Winners of The American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8PM

Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center

Chicago, Illinois

http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2019/05/winners-of-chicago-oratorio-awards-2019.html

National Anthem Soloist

Louisiana House of Representatives

and

Louisiana Senate


Closing Day of 2019 Louisiana Legislative Session

June 6, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

Tulane Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
Artist Faculty

June 5, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Ode to Joy

Soprano Soloist

Winners of The American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award

June 2019
St. John Brebeuf Church
Niles, Illinois

CS Music Conference  College Expo
Master Class  Contest Adjudication

May 2019
Chicago, IL

New Orleans Chamber Orchestra, Soprano Soloist

Midsummer Introspection

"Ars Moriendi" by Maxim Samarov

June 2019
Marigny Opera House
New Orleans, LA

Tulane Opera

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

Director

April 12 and April 14, 2019

Dixon Hall, Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

International Music by Women Conference

Invited Presentation

The Lost Romantic: Metastasio Songs of Louise Reichardt

January 2019

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

Mississippi Opera

Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors

as Mother

December 2018
Jackson, MS

Tulane University

Souvenance: Mélodies of César Franck

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital

Thomas Kientz, piano/organ

Charles Mignot, narrator

November 2018
New Orleans, LA

Donald Wood Vocal Competition
Adjudicator, New Orleans Opera

October 2018
Roussel Hall, Loyola University
New Orleans, LA

Association des Amis de la Cathédrale de Fréjus
Concert with Emmanuel Arakélian
Music of Vierne, Bach, Mendelssohn, Gounod, and Hogan

August 2018
Fréjus, France

Tulane Opera

Director

Menotti's

The Old Maid and the Thie

March 2018
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Souvenance: Mélodies of César Franck

MSR Classics

with Thomas Kientz, piano and organ

2017
Recorded St. Guillaume Church, Strasbourg Abbaye Royaumont, France

Eternal Life: Sacred Songs and Spirituals

MSR Classics

Dreux Montegut, piano

2017
Recorded at Tulane University, Rogers Memorial Chapel

Mississippi Chorus

Händel's Messiah, soprano soloist

December 2017
Jackson, MS

New Orleans Opera

Offenbach's

Orpheus in the Underworld

as 

Juno

November 2017
Mahalia Jackson Auditorium
New Orleans, LA

Sofia Jewish Cultural Center

The American 20th Century

Solo Recital

September 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria

Art Stars International Vocal Competition
Invited International Jury Member

September 2018
The National Radio
Varna, Bulgaria

Mississippi Opera

Cabaret Soirée

Cabaret at Duling Hall

Solo Cabaret with Dreux Montegut, piano

September 2017
Jackson, MS

Vendredi Soirs

St. Pierre le Jeune

Sacred Music of César Franck

Thomas Kientz, organ

**Immediately following the concert is a lecture in the Cloisters

"Who is César Franck?"

August 2017
Strasbourg, France

Les estivales de St. Guillaume

Souvenance: Mélodies of César Franck

Thomas Kientz, organ

August 2017
Strasbourg, France

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