Amanda Horton, Soprano
Amanda Horton has been lauded by Classical Voice of North Carolina as a “beautiful, rich soprano” of “great color and vocal expressiveness”, capable of “quiet passion and simplicity” as well as “joy and power” (cvnc.org).
Recent orchestral performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (Long Bay Symphony), Mozart’s Requiem (Asheville Symphony Amadeus Festival), Schmitt’s La Tragedie de Salome (Asheville Symphony Orchestra), Handel’s Messiah and Hansel and Gretel (Long Bay Symphony) and songs by Lili Boulanger (Asheville Choral Society & Orchestra). Other regional appearances include An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein (Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra), Hansel and Gretel with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Lord Nelson Mass at Berry College, Poulenc’s Gloria with Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers at Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and guest recitals across the Southeast. Ms. Horton frequently creates and directs performances herself, including the 1940s cabaret Live from the USO, A Tribute to the WWII Era (AmiciMusic), and Mother & Child and Songs of Innocence and Wisdom (two-soprano classical cabarets).
Operatic highlights include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). The versatile soprano also triumphed as Maria in The Sound of Music with Asheville Lyric Opera, in a performance hailed as “magnificent” by CVNC.org.
Ms. Horton performed as a Young Artist with Opera Santa Barbara and holds opera performance degrees from Furman University and Shenandoah Conservatory.
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