Amy FooteSan Francisco, CA
Undaunted by the vocal and theatrical demands of contemporary classical music, Miss Foote sings and performs an expansive repertoire ranging from leading roles on the operatic stage to world premiers of contemporary chamber music. Most recently seen as the titular character in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Miss Foote’s performance is described as “sinuous [and] bright-toned…chasing the melodic lines through all their twitchy variations without missing a turn and giving the entire role and alluringly silvery sheen” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Amy loves the process of creating new works and has sung with numerous new music groups and festivals, including the San Francisco Symphony’s Sound Box series, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Friction Quartet, Elevate Ensemble, Composers Inc., Hot Air Music Festival and Switchboard Music Festival. “Foote [demonstrates] a fantastic range of vocal and theatrical abilities…[with] delightful phrasing, extraordinary comic timing and a vivacious sense of humor…” (San Francisco Classical Voice). As a founder of contemporary chamber group Nonsemble 6, Miss Foote performed a memorized and fully staged version of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire that was performed throughout the United States.
She currently studies with former Metropolitan Opera soloist Brenda Boozer and received her Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory. Amy is a proud member of the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society.