Winner of the Wagner Society of New York’s first place Robert Lauch Award and Leiderkranz finalist, Amy Yekel is an award winning International American Dramatic Soprano. Deemed “Born to sing Turandot!”
by the Toldeo Blade which also exclaims “Her buttery smooth soprano voice seems effortless in delivery, yet her power actually was enough to reverberate off the staid old stone walls…sending a palpable thrill
to those listening.”
Operatic roles include Turandot from Puccini’s Turandot, Isolde from Tristan und Isolde, Brunhilde from Siegfried, Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Elsa from Lohengrin, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Lia in L’enfant Prodigue, and The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Dr Yekel is a former first place winner of Palm Springs Opera Scholarship Competition, Arizona Lyric Opera Scholarship Competition, The Canton Civic Opera Scholarship Competition (currently VOCI), Akron Symphony Chorus Scholarship, Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship, Mary S. Bower’s Scholarship, The John MacDonald Scholarship, and The McDowell Scholarship. She was also a Liederkranz finalist in 2012.
She has received awards from The Wagner Society of New York, The Wagner Society of Ohio, The National Society of Art and Letters, and the Harold Haugh Competition. Amy has also appeared on several occasions in concerts and oratorio performances which include Verdi’s Requiem with Toledo Symphony, Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene from Götterdӓmmerung in concert with The Canton Symphony Orchestra.
She recently sang Liebestod with Opera Classica Europa in Bayreuth, Germany. She has also appeared for The Schumann Requiem with River Cities Orchestra, The Harmony Mass with the University of Akron, and The Duruflé Requiem, Te Deum, the Nelson Mass with Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton, The Mozart Coronation Mass with The Akron Symphony. Amy also makes regular appearances with The Cleveland Opera.
“Born to sing Turandot...Her buttery smooth soprano voice seems effortless in delivery, yet her power actually was enough to reverberate off the staid old stone walls…sending a palpable thrill to those listening.”