“An American success story.”  Ms. Amara, of Armenian heritage, grew up in San Francisco. Her great name has become synonymous with the Metropolitan Opera. After only one year of voice training, she was accepted in the San Francisco Opera Chorus as a CONTRALTO! Three years later she became a dramatic soprano singing the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos and Lady Billows in the opera Albert Herring. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Amara joined the Metropolitan Opera singing 882 onstage performances, 5 opening nights, 9 new productions, 57 radio broadcasts and, incredibly, 56 roles!  Ms. Amara appeared in the movie The Great Caruso with Mario Lanza and has made various recordings including Pagliacci with Franco Corelli and Richard Tucker. Lucine Amara’s credits are so mind-boggling it is easier to say: she has performed in 33 opera houses and with 25 symphony orchestras throughout the United States.

Lucine’s Metropolitan Opera Stats: 

  • 882 On Stage Performances
  • 5 Opening Nights
  • 9 New Productions
  • 57 Radio Broadcasts
  • 56 Roles


photo by Marilyn Monsanto