Amedee Royer (née Moore), soprano, currently lives and works in Denver, CO. This summer she returned to Englewood's summer theater to sing the title role of Dolly in Hello Dolly. Last year, she made her debut with Englewood theater singing the role of Mary Poppins.
This season, Amedee will return to sing with Vittoria Ensemble and will join St. Martin's Chamber Choir.
Under the direction of Rick Wheeler, Ms. Royer currently works as soprano section leader for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish in Littleton, CO.
In 2015, Amedee returned to Urban Arias (Rosslyn,VA) to premiere The Whole Truth, a chamber opera by Robert Patterson and Mark Campbell. She then sang the role of Micaela (Carmen) with Maryland Concert Opera.
In 2014, Amedee performed the role of Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) with Maryland Concert Opera and joined Urban Arias for its Intersections Festival at the Atlas. Ms. Royer also sang multiple recitals and concerts with in the DC Metro area and abroad.
In 2013, Ms. Royer returned as a 2nd year Apprentice Artist to Des Moines Metro Opera following her tour with OPERA IOWA, an ensemble dedicated to opera outreach.
In April 2012, Ms. Royer premiered the role of the "Bride" in Positions 1956, an opera composed by Conrad Cummings and libretto by Michael Korie, which was showcased by Urban Arias (Rosslyn, VA). In the summer of 2011, Ms. Royer sang Clorinda in La Cenerentola and covered Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera North. Amedee's other performed roles include Adina in L'elisir d'Amore with Opera Iowa, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro with Maryland Concert Opera, Anne Trulove (cover) in The Rake's Progress, Abigail in The Crucible, Clotilde in the western hemisphere premiere of Handel's Faramondo, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Jenny in Three Sisters who are not sisters, Madame Pompous in Too Many Sopranos, and Frou Frou/Praskowia in The Merry Widow.
Amedee received her M.M. from The Ohio State University in 2010 and a B.M. in vocal performance from Wheaton College's Conservatory of Music in 2008. In 2012, Ms. Royer was a Regional Finalist in the Middle Atlantic Region of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.