Ashley Armstrong

MEZZO-SOPRANO

"SEIGNEUR DIEU"
Werther (Massenet)
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"AH, TANYA, TANYA"
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
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"PERFECT AS WE ARE"
Little Women (Adamo)
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"UNA VOCE POCO FA "
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
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Ashley Armstrong

(she/her) Praised for her “charismatic presence” (Chicago Classical Review) and “velvety voice” (Chicago Tribune), “powerhouse mezzo-soprano” Ashley Kay Armstrong’s “star power” (Picture this Post) “lights up the stage” (The Gazette) while winning over the hearts of audiences throughout the nation.

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Principal Artist, 2020
Bel Cantanti Opera
Principal Artist, 2020
Opera Santa Barbara
Chrisman Studio Artist, 2018-2019
Opera Idaho
Emerging Artist, 2018-2019
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Young Artist, 2017-2018
Sarasota Opera
Apprentice Artist, 2017
University of Northern Iowa
Bachelor of Arts, 2013
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"SUZUKI EXCERPTS"
from Madama Butterfly
Ashley Armstrong
is represented by
Kathy Olsen
Encompass Arts, LLC

Schedule

As One
Hannah After

Opera Santa Barbara, March


Little Women
Jo March

Opera Santa Barbara, 2021

Hansel and Gretel
Hansel

Bel Cantanti Opera, 2021

Carousel
Carrie Pipperidge

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, 2020

Madama Butterfly
Suzuki (cover)/Kate Pin...

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, 2020

Dead Man Walking
Sister Helen Prejean (c...

Opera Idaho, 2020

Manon
Javotte

Opera Idaho, 2019

La Bohème
Musetta (cover)

Opera Idaho, 2020

The Crucible
Rebecca Nurse

Opera Santa Barbara, 2019

Le Docteur Miracle
Véronique

Opera Santa Barbara, 2019

Eugene Onegin
Olga

Opera Santa Barbara, 2019

Threepenny Opera
Jenny Diver

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, 2019

La Bohème
Musetta (cover)

Opera Santa Barbara, 2018

Brigadoon
Meg Brockie

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, 2018

Biography

Ms. Armstrong begins her 2021/2022 season with her role debut as Hannah After in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Kaminsky’s As One. She closed out her 2020/2021 season as Hansel in her company debut with Bel Cantanti Opera in their filmed production of Hansel and Gretel, and was also featured as the Mezzo soloist for Cedar Rapids Opera’s Songs of Isolation and Connection. Additionally, she was scheduled to make her role debuts as Jo March in Adamo’s Little Women with Opera Santa Barbara (postponed due to Covid-19); and Carrie Pipperidge in CRO’s production of Carousel (cancelled due to Covid-19).

During her 2019/2020 season as an Emerging Artist with Opera Idaho, she made her role debut as Javotte in Manon, covered Musetta in La Bohème, and was scheduled to sing Sister Lilliane, and cover Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (cancelled due to COVID-19).  She also made her role debut as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with CRO and was honored as a Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in Art Song.

Her other notable appearances include Olga/Eugene Onegin, Rebecca Nurse/The Crucible, Véronique/Le docteur Miracle, Jenny Diver/The Threepenny Opera, Meg Brockie/Brigadoon; Lucrezia/Lucrezia (Bolcom); Alto/Song from the Uproar (Mazzoli); The Wife/The Women (Pasatieri); Suzette/Bluebeard’s Waiting Room (Granger); and Ottavia/L’incoronazione di Poppea. 

Currently a student of Allan Glassman, Ms. Armstrong is managed by Encompass Arts. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa, where studied with Jeffrey Brich. Also a student of yoga, Ms. Armstrong is a 200hr registered yoga teacher, fostering a curiosity for movement and body awareness in artists.
As she should, Ashley Kay Armstrong, in the title role, rules.
— Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader

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