Soprano Amani Cole-Felder returns for her second year at The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This season, Amani made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess. Upcoming roles include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Aspen Opera Theater in summer 2022.
Amani most recently performed the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute with the Aspen Opera Theater in summer 2021 as an inaugural Renée Fleming Artist Fellow, under the direction of Renée Fleming and Patrick Summers. In Spring 2021, she performed as a guest soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music with the Capital Singers of Trenton.
In 2019, she covered the role of Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Chautauqua Institution. While studying at New England Conservatory of Music, she performed the title role in Suor Angelica, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and in scenes from La bohème, Florencia en el Amazonas, and Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Previous roles include the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro and Maguelonne in Viardot’s Cendrillon.
Ms. Cole- Felder was a finalist in the 2020 Metropolitan Opera Competition Eastern Regionals and a semi-finalist in the 2020 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition. Amani has also been awarded 2nd place in the NY Lyric Opera Theatre National Competition and an Encouragement Award from the Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition.
Ms. Cole-Felder holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music.
Somerset, New Jersey