3 April 2011 at 9.37am | Comment on this article
During the past 15 years Royal Opera audiences have been able to see Amanda Roocroft’s versatility across a wide operatic range, from Verdi to Tippet, from Handel to Tchaikovsky. One of the few truly international British sopranos of her generation today, she came to prominence in the early 1990s after a noted Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier and with interpretations of Mozart, especially Pamina and Fiordiligi. More recently she has made a particular mark with her performances of some of the most intense of 20th-century operatic heroines: Kát’a Kabanová at Glyndebourne and then The Royal Opera, an Olivier Award for her Jenufa at ENO, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes at Salzburg are just some of them.
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