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Biography

Praised for her “soaring soprano voice” and “impressive dramatic versatility,” Amanda made her professional debut as Josephine in HMS Pinafore with Nevada Opera. Other operatic roles include Mimì in La bohème, Gilda in Rigoletto, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta in La Traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Miss Pinkerton in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, Corinna in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, Rosalba in Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas, Hannah in The Merry Widow, Despina in Così fan tutte, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and Margot in The Desert Song. She has performed roles with Opera San Antonio, Opera San Jose, Madison Opera, Opera Columbus, Pacific Opera Project, Opera in the Heights, Candid Concert Opera, The Ohio Light Opera, and Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival. 

 

On the concert stage, highlights include Handel's Messiah with Houston Ars Lyrica, Dvorak's Te Deum with the Silicon Valley Symphony, Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Houston Camerata, Britten's War Requiem with Oklahoma City's Canterbury Voices,  and the role of the Countess in excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro with the Ann Arbor Symphony.  This season, Amanda will sing Beethoven's Mass in C with Houston Masterworks Chorus.  Amanda performed the role of Katharina Cavalieri in Amadeus with the prestigious Alley Theatre in Houston.  She also frequently travels the country to sing the work of composer Eric Genuis. Amanda’s awards include First Place in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, Lucy Morgan Award at the Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition, Finalist in the McCammon Competition and Dallas Opera Competition, and District Winner and Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

 

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Amanda holds a Master's Degree in Voice and Opera from the University of Houston and an Undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from The University of Michigan. She maintains a private voice studio in Houston, Texas.