“A singer blessed with intense communicative ability who blazes with passion” (Opera Magazine, UK), Soprano Camille Zamora balances a vibrant career of opera, recital, and concert performances. In collaboration with artists ranging from Plácido Domingo to Sting, Camille has garnered acclaim for her “dramatic and nuanced” (The New York Times) interpretations of repertoire ranging from Mozart to tango.
She is known for her “dignity and glowing sound” (The New York Times) in “luminous, transcendently lyrical” performances (Opera News) that “combine gentility and emotional fire” (The Houston Chronicle). Recent seasons have featured performances with Yo-Yo Ma at the US Capitol, her Kennedy Center recital debut, and seven new operatic roles, including the tour de force doublebill of La voix humaine and I Pagliacci, which was cited as “Favorite Performance of the Year” by The Columbus Dispatch. Camille sang the principal soprano role in Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner with American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, the live recording of which topped The New York Times’ Classical Playlist and was one of Opera News’ Best Recordings of the Year. Other recent highlights include Granados songs with Yo-Yo Ma and Cristina Pato in the award-winning documentary film The Music of Strangers; American Songbook classics by Gershwin, Berlin, Ager, and Arlen with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste in Los Angeles and New York City for the opening of the new Steinway Hall; and Twin Spirits: Robert and Clara Schumann at Lincoln Center and LA’s Music Center in collaboration with Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Nathan Gunn, Trudie Styler, and Sting.
Hailed as a leading interpreter of classical Spanish song by NBC Latino and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Camille has performed and recorded principal roles in the zarzuelas La Verbena de la Paloma, La Revoltosa, Luisa Fernanda, and La Tabernera del Puerto. Her performances of classical Spanish repertoire have been heard on five continents, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Zimbabwe’s Harare International Festival. Tango Caliente and Sueños de España, Camille’s concerts of classic Spanish songs arranged for her by Grammy® Award winner Jeff Tyzik, tours nationally under Tyzik’s baton and has been presented with Fort Worth Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Florida Symphony, with upcoming performances with Dallas Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and others in future seasons.
Camille’s acclaimed operatic appearances include Elle in La voix humaine at Auckland Opera, Opera Columbus, Phoenicia International Festival, and Bay Chamber Festival; Nedda in I Pagliacci at Opera Columbus; Mimì in La bohème at Opera on the James; Ilia in Idomeneo at Boston Lyric Opera; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Anchorage Opera; The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro at On Site Opera; Amore/Valetto in L’incoronazione di Poppea at Houston Grand Opera; Rosita in Luisa Fernanda at LA Opera; Despina in Così fan tutte at Glimmerglass Opera and Virginia Opera; and Europa in Die Liebe der Danae, The Countess in Die Verschworenen, and Mascha in The Chocolate Soldier at Bard Summerscape. Other signature roles include Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites), The Governess (The Turn of the Screw), and the title roles in Susannah, Alcina, and Anna Bolena, of which The Houston Chronicle wrote, “Camille Zamora digs deep into Anna Bolena with the richness of her colorful and unwaveringly powerful soprano instrument… a consummate actress whose ability to get inside her character is phenomenal.”