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Bullard, Amy
Soprano Amy Bullard's crystal clear and beautifully rich voice has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike. She is currently singing the 1st Dienerin/1st Kinderstimme in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Vlaamse Opera in Belgium and preparing a recital with the Heidelberg Arts Ensemble in Germany. Last season she jumped in at the last moment to cover the part of the Sister/Inmate/Bum in Vlaamse Opera's world premiere of Igor Bauersima & Elena Kats-Chernin's The Rage of Life. Her most recent operatic performances include Blondchen in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Despina in Così fan tutte, Suor Genovieffa in Puccini's Suor Angelica, and Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. An active concert singer and recitalist, Ms. Bullard regularly performs with the Heidelberg Arts Ensemble in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2009 she was asked to sing with the United States Army Europe Band in special "German-American Friendship Concerts" at the famous Heidelberg Castle, as well as an exclusive "Fourth of July Celebration Concert" for the soldiers and families stationed in Europe. At the request of 4-star General Hamm, she teamed up with the band once more to record an album of holiday music just in time for the 2009 winter festivities. Ms. Bullard began her vocal study in 1990 and three years later was a finalist in Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards. After graduating from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts she attended the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, earning both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. With USC Thornton Opera Ms. Bullard performed Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Emmie in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. At the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan she performed Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute which was reviewed in the Petoskey News-Review as having, “…very clear and precise coloratura.” With the Aspen Opera Theater Center, at the Aspen Music Festival, she performed the title role in Janacek's Příhody Lišky Bystroušky (Cunning Little Vixen) and Etherea in Brouček. Ms. Bullard has performed as a soloist with the Bakersfield Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, Glendale Symphony, Zimriah Chorale, California Youth Theatre, the San Gabriel Valley Philharmonic Artist Association, and was the featured performer for the Viennese Culture Club’s Opera Ball, and the Blue Ribbon Club of the Los Angeles Music Center. She has earned top prizes and honors from the Los Angeles Music Center, the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Long Beach Mozart Competition, Leni FeBland, Flora L. Thornton, Opera Buffs, the Ojai Festival, Palm Spring Opera Guild, and more. After Ms. Bullard's performance at the annual Viennese Opera Ball, Marci Weiner of Entertainment Today’s Hollywood Beat wrote, “No doubt you will be hearing big things from this budding diva...” Ms. Bullard is a passionate and active performer of sacred music. She was the soloist with the Beverly Hills Christian Science Church from 1998-2008. She served as cantor at the Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine in Indian River, Michigan, the St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and was the cantor for the 2006 dedication services at Our Lady of the Angeles, Los Angeles' new catholic cathedral. She has performed countless sacred works including Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Faure's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and more. Ms. Bullard resides with her husband, classical trumpeter Ryan Bullard, in Heidelberg, Germany.
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