- Richard Wigmore
(b Oceanside, NY, June 21, 1972). American soprano. After graduating from the Eastman School of Music she studied at the Juilliard Opera Center. She then joined the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where she sang the role of Amy in the world première of Adamo’s Little Women in 1998. She has subsequently sung a wide range of lyric soprano roles, including Mozart’s Susanna and Pamina, Norina (Don Pasquale), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), in companies throughout the USA. With Austin Lyric Opera, Aylmer has performed Gilda in Rigoletto and Stella in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire. She sang Cynthia Read in the world première of Rands’s Belladonna at Aspen in 1999, and in 2005 created the role of Bella in Picker’s An American Tragedy in her Metropolitan Opera début. She returned to the Metropolitan, as Papagena, the following season. In ...