Coloratura soprano Amy Maples is a guest artist with such opera companies as Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Opera Colorado, Loveland Opera Theatre, Boulder Opera, The Ohio Light Opera, Piedmont Opera, and Flatirons Opera. Quickly gaining a reputation for her crystalline coloratura, relentless high notes, and witty theatrics, Amy compels audiences with her fearless artistry and attention to detail. Performing with such orchestras as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Kentucky, among others, Amy is making her mark as a respected concert soloist as much as an operatic performer.
Possessing a talent for all things florid, Amy’s favorite roles include Gilda (Rigoletto),
Linda (Linda di Chamounix), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cunegonde (Candide), Adina
(L’Elixir d’amore), Thérèse (Les Mamelles de Tiresias), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance),
Tuptim (The King and I), Cosette (Les Miserables), and Christine (The Phantom of the
Of Amy’s 2015 performance as Gilda in Piedmont Opera’s Rigoletto, Joseph
Newsome of Voix des Arts described her as a singer “who met every technical challenge
unflinchingly…and commanded the audience’s sympathy with gestures and actions of
emotional meaning.” Of Amy’s “Caro nome,” he wrote that she delivered “an intimate
reverie that was distinguished with sparkling trills and crystalline” high notes. “Maples was inspired to vocalism of impeccable poise and time-stopping expressivity…[and] the
pathos of her phrasing in the final act was gripping.”
Of her 2011-2012 performances with The Ohio Light Opera, Todd B. Sollis of Opera
News wrote: “A star vehicle needs a star, and Ohio Light Opera has one in Amy Maples.
Maples’ soprano is supple and rich, her pitch true, her dictation and comic timing spot on.“ Amy received her MM in Voice Performance from Florida State University where she
studied with tenor Stanford Olsen, after receiving her BM in Voice Performance at Lee
University in her home state of Tennessee.
Amy joined DSA as a Visiting Artist in Voice in January of 2017.
Teaching Studio: Room 146A (near the DSA Montview Entrance)