Alyson Cambridge is an American operatic soprano. In addition to opera, she sings classical song, jazz, and American songbook and popular song. She is also known for her work as a model, actress, and host.
American soprano Alyson Cambridge is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. Her rich, lyrico-spinto soprano, combined with a striking stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, have brought her nearly two decades of success on the world’s leading opera and concert stages including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Kennedy Center, to name a few. Her operatic repertoire includes the beloved heroines of Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart (Madama Butterfly, Mimi, and Donna Elvira frequently among them), as well as successful forays into “crossover,” Broadway, and jazz repertoire, including award-winning and critically acclaimed performances as Julie in Show Boat, Vi in Gershwin’s rarely performed jazz-opera Blue Monday, and her most recent Broadway debut in Rocktopia. Alyson’s debut classical album, From the Diary of Sally Hemings, a classical song-cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered in concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews. Her second album, Until Now, a mix of jazz, pop, and musical theater standards, was released in January 2016 on the Naxos imprint Suite 28 Records.
Recent and notable career highlights and engagements for Alyson include five seasons with Washington National Opera, eight seasons with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin debut, Polish National Opera, two previous seasons with Florentine Opera, London’s Royal Albert Hall, San Diego Opera, three seasons with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Los Angeles Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Dallas Opera, Kentucky Opera, Nashville Opera, two seasons with PORT Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera. Solo concert performances include appearances with the Vienna Kamerorchester, Munich Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Festival de Saint-Denis, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center, two recitals at the U.S. Supreme Court, and a Music and the Spoken Word international TV and radio broadcast as the featured artist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. She has also been featured on BET’s Soul Train Music Awards and hosted the BET documentary, Of Thee We Sing: The 75th Anniversary Marian Anderson Celebration.