“A singer blessed with intense communicative ability who blazes with passion” (Opera Magazine, UK), soprano Camille Zamora balances a vibrant career of opera, recital and concert performances.
In repertoire ranging from Mozart to tango, and in collaboration with artists ranging from Plácido Domingo to Sting, Camille has garnered a passionate following for her “magnificent voice and impeccable technique… She wins over the public not only with her richly colored voice, but also with her grace and beauty” (Diario San Luis). Recent highlights include Twin Spirits: Robert and Clara Schumann at Lincoln Center and LA’s Music Center with Sting, Trudie Styler, Joshua Bell, and Nathan Gunn; Europa in Die Liebe der Danae with American Symphony Orchestra; Elle in La Voix Humaine at Auckland (New Zealand) Opera; Ilia in Idomeneo at Boston Lyric Opera; Despina in Così fan tutte at Glimmerglass Opera and Virginia Opera; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Anchorage Opera; Micaëla in Carmen at Gulf Coast Opera Theatre; and Amore/Valetto in L’incoronazione di Poppea at Houston Grand Opera. Other signature roles include Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites), The Governess (The Turn of the Screw), The Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), and the title roles in Susannah, Alcina, and, most recently, Anna Bolena, of which the Houston Chronicle wrote, “Camille Zamora digs deep into Anna Bolena with the richness of her colorful and unwaveringly powerful soprano instrument… a consummate actress whose ability to get inside her character is phenomenal.”
In concert, Ms. Zamora has appeared with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Festival Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Guadalajara Symphony, the Aberdeen Festival Orchestra, and in live recital broadcasts on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, Deutsche Radio, and Sirius XM. Concert highlights include music of Schubert for the American Ballet Theater Opening Night Gala, in a performance The New York Post called “one of the best received moments of the evening… quiet, monumentally serene Schubert art songs, beautifully rendered by soprano Camille Zamora.” She has sung Brahms’ Liebeslieder with Leon Fleisher at the Aspen Music Festival, Beethoven’s Mass in C at Alice Tully Hall, Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Boston Festival Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat at Carnegie Hall, and, also at Carnegie Hall, the premiere of Prix de Rome winner Christopher Theofanidis’ Song of Elos, a performance she repeated at the American Academy in Rome. She performed Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis’ Simple Songs for Soprano and Orchestra at the Bowdoin Festival under the baton of the composer, made her Lincoln Center Festival debut with Poems from the Sung Dynasty for Soprano and Orchestra by Bright Sheng in a performance praised by The New York Times as “dramatic and nuanced,” and joined New York Festival of Song Director Steven Blier for “Spring Will Come Again” at Lincoln Center’s Stanley Kaplan Penthouse. Other recital appearances include New York Festival of Song’s NYFOS Next Series, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections Series, the Izmir Sanaat Series, and upcoming next season, two recitals of classical Spanish repertoire with the Sarasota Artist Series.
A champion of the zarzuela (Spanish opera) genre, Ms. Zamora sang Rosita to Plácido Domingo’s Don Vidal in the grand zarzuela Luisa Fernanda at Los Angeles Opera, performed the title role in La Tabernera del Puerto with Alta Classica Zarzuela, and was featured in An Evening of Tango and Zarzuela with the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra. Ms. Zamora has performed and recorded principal roles in La Verbena de la Paloma, La Revoltosa, and Luisa Fernanda with the Jarvis Zarzuela Orchestra under the baton of Pablo Zinger. Other recordings include The Music of Christopher Theofanidis with the Rochester Composers’ Ensemble and HMS Gilbert and Sullivan with Sir Mark Elder and the Rochester Philharmonic. Her next recording, Tienes Mi Corazón: Music of Graciano Tarragó, will be released in 2013.
Ms. Zamora is the Founding Director of the Sing for Hope charitable organization, which mobilizes performing artists in volunteer service to benefit communities in need and presents projects – such as NYC’s Summertime Pop-Up Pianos – that make art available to all. In recognition of her contribution to the field of arts activism, Ms. Zamora has performed at The United Nations and The Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, has been a featured speaker at Opera America and Americans for the Arts, was awarded a UN World Harmony Run Torch-Bearer Award, and was recently featured as one of CNN’s Most Intriguing People. Ms. Zamora received her Artist Diploma and Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School, where she was a member of Juilliard Opera Center.