Mezzo-Soprano Amie Foon is currently at the Norrlandsoperan in Umeå, Sweden. She started the opera season with a monologue opera of Sofia Gubaidulina's song cycle Galgenlieder, the season continues with Nicklausse (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) and Adriana Mater by Kaija Saariaho, where Amie will be covering the title role. Alongside the opera engagements this season, Amie will also participate in concert performances as a soloist with the Norrlandsoperans Symfoniorkester. In August, she sang a concert of opera arias with the orchestra, a co-production with Sveriges Radio and broadcasted live on national radio.
King Carl XVI Gustaf presented Amie with the Drottningholmsteaterns Vänners Opera scholarship 2023 is the mezzo-soprano Amie Foon. The scholarship, which was established in 2017, is worth SEK 100,000. The justification reads: "Amie Foon's warm, beautiful-sounding mezzo-soprano combined with strong stage presence makes her an obvious choice for the Vännernas Operastipendium 2023.
In 2021, Amie performed the role of Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel in production by British Youth Opera and Silent Opera at Opera Holland Parks's theatre. In 2019 she performed the role of Lily with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Grange Park Opera in their production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Her repertoire stretches from Monteverdi’s Ottavia (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) and Mozart roles such as Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) to Bizet’s Carmen and Britten’s Lucretia. Besides opera, Amie has a passion for art song and especially by Swedish composers such as Stenhammar and Nyström.
Amie graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2019, where she was supported by the Anglo-Swedish Society. She now lives in Stockholm, where she recently graduated from the Stockholm University College of Opera, where she studied the role of Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte and the title role in Bizet's Carmen.
At Guildhall she has had the opportunity to study with many fine singers and coaches such as Sarah Walker, Richard Jackson and Richard Goulding and recently, she was given the opportunity to participate as a chorister in the Opera Department’s world premiere of Julian Philip’s opera The Tale of Januarie.