Amy Goymerac, a captivating performer with a voice that has been described as incisive and old-fashioned, is a young, versatile singer performing roles across the operatic spectrum from early to new music. Fall of 2018 will bring her role debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Opera San Luis Obispo.
The 2017-2018 season has been full of both debuts at new companies and returns to others for Ms. Goymerac. Fall 2017 saw her major company debut at Opera San Jose as Georgette in La rondine as well as Annina in La traviata at Independent Opera Company in Los Angeles, CA. Before the year was through she returned to Opera San Luis Obispo to portray the role of the Aunt and Kate Pinkerton (cover) in their Fall production of Madama Butterfly. Spring of 2018 has already brought her saucy rendition of Parthénis in La belle Hélène and will conclude with the ever obnoxious Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma! at Opera San Luis Obispo.
Ms. Goymerac’s East Coast debut was at the Amherst Early Music Festival in New London, Connecticut during the summer of 2017. She performed roles in two rarely seen early operas, Fortune in Cavalli’s Erismena and Mrs. Peachum in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Also in 2017 she was a winner of the 2017 Mayflower Choral Society Scholarship, an award given each year to a small number of promising young singers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A skilled comedic actress, Ms. Goymerac charmed hundreds of children in 2017 in her portrayal of the mischievous Banana Rabbit in a new children’s opera by Hector Armienta called Los Coyotes y Las Conejas. With over 25 performances at elementary schools throughout the Bay Area and Monterey County, this lovable bilingual piece was a highlight of her season. Ms. Goymerac has also sung the role of Susanna in an abridged version of Le nozze di Figaro with Concerts at the Presidio and she has performed with Pocket Opera of San Francisco and Lyric Theatre of San Jose in comprimario and chorus roles.
Ms. Goymerac thrives in the world of early music. One of her most significant collaborations took place at the 2016 Berkeley Festival as part of its popular Fringe Series. There Ms. Goymerac gave a recital of rarely performed arias and duets by Barbara Strozzi with mezzo-soprano Alyssa Burdick and guitarist Tatiana Senderowicz (theorbo). Also, in 2015 she performed three roles in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Fortuna, Valletto, and Pallade) with the San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble.
Ms. Goymerac earned her Master of Music degree in 2015 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied vocal performance with Sylvia Anderson. While at SFCM, she also performed the role of Micaëla in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, a chamber version of Bizet’s masterpiece. Ms. Goymerac received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and two minors in Music and Religious Studies from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. There she was awarded the Janet Lee Memorial Scholarship for her dedication and work within the Music Department.
Ms. Goymerac currently studies with Sheri Greenawald in San Francisco, California, and lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband, Michael and 17 year-old dog, Molly.
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