Over the course of an extensive career that has taken her throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, Pamela Myers has portrayed a multitude of opera's greatest heroines. Noted for the beauty and flexibility of her singing, she has also earned recognition for her dramatic intensity and detailed characterizations.
Notable roles include the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Scottish National Opera and at the Edinburgh Festival; Konstanze in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail with the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam and again with the Mozart Players at the Royal Festival Hall in London; Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata with Minnesota Opera, San Antonio Opera and Omaha Opera; the title role in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with the Opera Theatre of StLouis; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Carmel Bach Festival; and the title role in Madama Butterfly with the Arizona and Flint Operas.
Notable venues include several seasons as a leading soprano with the New York City Opera where Ms. Myers performed Margarita and Elena in Boito's Mefistofele, Mimi, Violetta, Liu and Leila in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers; Mimi, Luisa Miller, Gilda, Desdemona and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes with the Opera de Marseilles; the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Violetta with the Canadian Opera; Gilda, Marguerite in Faust and Donna Anna with the Vlaamse Opera in Belgium; Liu and Mimi with the Baltimore Opera; Liu and Marguerite with the San Diego Opera; and Violetta, Lucia, Mimi and Marguerite with the Michigan Opera Theatre.
Ms. Myers has also earned critical acclaim in performances of lesser known repertoire such as the title role in Gian Carlo Menotti's La Loca in both the German and Italian world premieres respectively in Giessen, Germany and the Sploleto Festival, Italy; the title role in the world premiere of Stephen Oliver's The Duchess of Malji with the Santa Fe Opera; Emma in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina at the Theatre Musicale de Paris and at the Concertgebouw in
Amsterdam; and Ginevra in Handel's Ariodante with the Wexford Festival in Ireland and the Innsbruck Festival in Austria.
Notable conductors with whom Ms. Myers has sung are Richard Bonynge, Steuart Bedford, Andrew Davis, Neemi Jarvi, Henry Lewis, Leonard Slatkin, John Malceri, and Jane Glover.
On the concert stage, Ms. Myers has appeared as the soprano soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Mozart's C-minor Mass and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Toronto Symphony and Bach's St. Matthew's Passion the Carmel Bach Festival. She also performed the soprano solo in the United States premiere of Antonio Vivaldi's La Senna Festaggiante at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center with the Little Orchestra Society.
A native of Baltimore, Ms. Myers studied at the Manhattan School of Music with the renowned vocal pedagogue Herta Glaz. She currently resides in New York City.