The College of Arts and Architecture

Amy Petrongelli, soprano

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:10pm
Eisenhower Chapel - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center - University Park, PA

Free Admission

Voice faculty member Amy Petrongelli presents a full recital as a part of the weekly Bach's Lunch series. She is assisted by collaborative pianist and faculty member Sue Haug.

This concert is available on livestream at the Penn State School of Music.


Cinq melodies populaires grecques ♦ Maurice Ravel                                                           

  • Chanson de la mariéee
  • Là-bas, vers l'église
  • Quel galant m'est comparable
  • Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
  • Tout gai!                                                                                                                                          

Three Songs ♦ Jean Coulthard

  • Dream Pedlary                                            
  • She walks in beauty                                    
  • Summer is Ended

Don Paramplin ♦ Jamie Leon                                                                 

In Spring ♦ Juliana Hall (premiere)                                               

  • O sweet spontaneous
  • but the other
  • in Just-

Four Songs ♦ Franz Schubert

  • Das Mädchen                                              
  • Die Liebende schreibt
  • Du liebst mich nicht
  • Nähe des Geliebten

Lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrongelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles. Most recently, she premiered the role of Margie in Laura Kaminsky's opera, Some Light Emerges with the Houston Grand Amy PetrongelliOpera. Other highlighted solo performances include an art song recital for the University of Michigan's inaugural "En Español" Latin American Music Festival, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, and Haydn’s Creation at Carnegie Hall. 

In 2014, Petrongelli helped to found the contemporary music ensemble Khemia, with whom she has toured North and South America to help promote cultural exchange through contemporary music. Also an avid recitalist, she has appeared in recital for organizations such as the Casement Fund Recital Series in Brooklyn, NY, The Block in Muskegon, MI, the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project in Princeton, NJ, and AEPEX Contemporary Performance in Ann Arbor, MI.

Amy Petrongelli is an alumna of the Tanglewood Music Center (2011, 2012), New Music on the Point (2014, 2015, 2017), and the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar (2016), and has had the privilege of working with renowned musicians such as Martin Katz, Lucy Shelton, Tony Arnold, Dawn Upshaw, Kathleen Kelly, Samuel Ramey, Kayo Iwama, Alan Smith, Howard Watkins, and John Harbison. Past operatic roles include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Amy in Little Women, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte

A passionate educator, she has maintained a successful private studio since 2005, and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, Eastern Michigan University, and Saginaw Valley State University. She holds degrees from Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan, and completed her doctorate in voice performance at the University of Michigan.

Professor Petrongelli joined the School of Music faculty in fall 2017.