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Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Amanda Forsythe, praised by Opera News for her ‘light and luster’ and ‘wonderful agility and silvery top notes’, made her European debut in 2007, singing Corinna in Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. She was engaged at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Dalinda in Ariodante, reprised at Bayerische Staatsoper. She returned to Pesaro in Rossini’s L’Equivoco Stravagante, and performed in concert with Joyce DiDonato in duets from Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Her recent engagements include debuts with Calgary Philharmonic (Golijov’s Ainadamar), L’Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, and Gran Teatro La Fenice; L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed il Moderato with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Le Nozze di Figaro (Barbarina) at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Xerxes (Atalanta) with Boston Baroque, Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Venus) and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Drusilla) with Boston Early Music Festival; and Messiah with Boston Baroque, Baltimore Symphony and Apollo’s Fire. She co-starred with Ewa Podles at Opera Boston for Tancredi, debuted with Ulster Orchestra in Alexander’s Feast, returned to Hartford Symphony for Brahms’ Requiem and made her Covent Garden debut in 2010 as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. She performed Manto in Steffani’s Niobe at Covent Garden and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, and made her debut with Opera d’Angers-Nantes as Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff; returned to Boston Early Music Festival for the title role in Niobe, and to Boston Baroque for Rameau’s Les Indes galantes. She recently returned to Pesaro in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Covent Garden for Nannetta in Falstaff and sings Pamina in Die Zauberflöte in her debut at Vlaamse Opera in 2012/13.