Amanda Kingston, soprano
Praised for her “soaring soprano voice” and “impressive dramatic versatility,” Amanda made her professional debut as Josephine in HMS Pinafore with Nevada Opera. Other favorite operatic roles include Violetta in La traviata, Magda in La rondine, Mimì in La bohème, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Gilda in Rigoletto, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Rosalba in Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas. She has performed roles with Opera San Antonio, Opera San Jose, Madison Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera in the Heights, The Lakes Area Music Festival, Candid Concert Opera, The Ohio Light Opera, and Pacific Opera Project. This season, Amanda returns to Pacific Opera Project to sing Violetta in La traviata.
On the concert stage, Amanda debuts in Oklahoma City in November to sing the Soprano Soloist in Britten’s War Requiem. Concert highlights include Handel's Messiah with Houston Ars Lyrica, Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Houston Camerata, and the role of Contessa in excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro with the Ann Arbor Symphony. Amanda performed the role of Katharina Cavalieri in Amadeus with the prestigious Alley Theatre in Houston. She also 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 The Dallas Opera Competition, and District Winner and Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.