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Amanda Forsythe

Soprano

Biography

Amanda Forsythe in action.
Joel Prieto as Fenton and Amanda Forsythe as Nannetta in Falstaff, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2012

American soprano Amanda Forsythe made her Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) and has since returned to sing Manto (Niobe, regina di Tebe), Nannetta (Falstaff) and Amour (Orphée et Eurydice) for The Royal Opera.

Amanda Forsythe studied at Vassar and at the New England Conservatory. Her early career was largely focussed on Baroque repertory. She made her European debut in 2007 as Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims) at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Her operatic appearances since have included Dalinda (Ariodante) for Grand Théâtre de Genève and Bavarian State Opera, Barbarina for the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the title role in Niobe, regina di Tebe, Drusilla and Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Edilia (Handel’s Almira) for Boston Early Music Festival, Amenaide (Tancredi) for Opera Boston, Iris (Semele) for Seattle Opera, Nannetta for Angers-Nantes Opéra, Manto in Luxembourg, Jemmy (Guillaume Tell) for the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, and Marzelline (Fidelio) with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. For Boston Baroque her roles include Poppea (Agrippina), the title role in Partenope and Atalanta (Serse) in concert. Her contemporary roles include Angel (Peter Eötvös’s Angels in America) and Young Margarta/Nuria (Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainamadar).

In concert, Forsythe performs with leading orchestras in the USA and beyond, her repertory including Handel’s Messiah, Saul, Apollo e Dafne and Alexander’s Feast, Rameau’s Les Indes galantes, Haydn’s Creation, Haydn and Mozart arias, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony no.2.

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