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. She will begin the 2019-2020 season with a return to Opera San Jose: Adele (cover) in Die Fledermaus and Dew Fairy and Gretel (cover) in Hansel and Gretel. She then heads to the concert stage for her San Luis Obispo Symphony debut in February of 2020 where she will perform both Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 under the baton of Andrew Sewell.
The 2018-2019 season was a season of professional firsts. One bucket-list item, to premiere a role in a new opera, was realized in April 2019, where Ms. Goymerac portrayed the role of Charlotte in the concert premiere of Kirke Mechem’s newest opera, Pride and Prejudice, with Redwood Symphony in Redwood City, California. She also performed two of her Mozartean dream roles: Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera San Luis Obispo, continuing as their Resident Artist, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Center Stage Opera in Southern California.
The 2017-2018 season was 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, California. 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 brought her saucy rendition of Parthénis in La belle Hélène with Pocket Opera of San Francisco and concluded 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. There 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 (Opera Cultura). 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 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 performed the role of Micaëla in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, a chamber version of Bizet’s masterpiece. While earning her master’s degree, Ms. Goymerac performed with Concerts at the Presidio in the role of Susanna in an abridged version of Le nozze di Figaro. She 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 is a Professor of Voice with the Music Department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California in addition to running her private home studio. She currently studies with Sheri Greenawald in San Francisco, California, and lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband, Michael, and dog Bogie.
You can view my resume here.