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Amanda Floyd

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

English mezzo-soprano Amanda Floyd is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which she joined in 2007. She made her Royal Opera House debut in 2004, singing in Les Noces for The Royal Ballet. Since joining the Chorus, her solo roles with The Royal Opera have included Page (Lohengrin), Woodpecker (The Cunning Little Vixen), Lap Dancer (Anna Nicole, world premiere) and Lolette (La rondine).

Floyd was born in Northumberland and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music. Her engagements include Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Varvara (Kát’a Kabanová) for Scottish Opera and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Flora (La traviata), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) for Les Azuriales and Vézère opera festivals, France, and the Domaine Des Vaux Opera Festival, Jersey. Her other repertory includes Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Hänsel, Olga (Eugene Onegin) and Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos). She has sung for Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne on Tour and for the Maggio Musicale, Florence.

Floyd’s concert appearances include Francesca da Rimini in the Royal Festival Hall and Symphony Hall, Ligeti’s Requiem for the Théâtre du Châtelet and in Berlin, Berio’s Coro in Paris and Gubaidulina’s Jetzt immer Schnee in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Other engagements include Madame Giry (The Phantom of the Opera).