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Meet Our Local Sopranos

for A Concert of Best Loved Operetta on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

at The Spears Recital Hall on Columbia College Campus.

Diana Amos, soprano

Diana Amos has performed over sixty leading roles on the stages of thirty-five European opera companies. Career highlights include leading roles at the Berlin State Opera, Dresden Semper Opera, Cologne Opera, Hannover State Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. Her appearances as featured soloist include the concerts at the Berlin Philharmonic and with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, North West German Philharmonic, Bielefeld Philharmonic, and Hannover Johann Strauss Orchestra in Germany. Diana Amos was the soprano soloist in Brahms’ German Requiem with the South Carolina Philharmonic and was a featured soloist with Donald Portnoy, conductor, at Piccolo Spoleto, in Charleston, S.C., in Brevard, N.C., in Aiken, S.C., and with the USC Symphony at the Koger Center for the Arts. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory. Dr. Amos is Chair of the Columbia College Music Program and is Associate Professor of Voice and Musical Theater. She has directed the musicals Beehive, Respect, Jerry’s Girls, and A Grand Night for Singing at Columbia College.

Margaret Eighmey, soprano

Margaret Eighmey from Schenectady, NY, graduated with a Master of Music

degree in Opera Theater from the University of South Carolina in December 2018.

She studies with Dr. Peter Barton and is a choral scholar at Eastminster Presbyterian

Church. Recently, Margaret was awarded an Encouragement Award at the South

Carolina Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions (2019) and was also a Semi-Finalist

at the Classical Singer Competition in Boston, MA (2018). In June 2019 she will

travel to Varna, Bulgaria to sing the role of Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide .

Margaret performed with the USC Symphony as a winner of the USC School of

Music’s concerto competition in 2017. She was also a featured soloist in the Western

New York Chamber Orchestra’s winter concerts in 2015, singing selections from G.F.

Handel’s Messiah . She won the SUNY Fredonia School of Music’s Concerto

Competition and performed with the SUNY Fredonia Symphony Orchestra in May

2014. Margaret also received a Performer’s Certificate from SUNY Fredonia in April

2014 in recognition of her musical understanding and technical proficiency as

demonstrated in recital. Previous credits include Street Singer ( MASS: a theater

piece), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), Mary Warren ( The Crucible ), Gianetta ( The

Gondoliers ), Valentina Scarcella ( Later the Same Evening ), Dot/Marie ( Sunday in the

Park with George ), Ortensia/Eustacia ( Bastianello), and Susannah ( Susannah) .


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