Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano

Heralded for her “superb vocal and dramatic chops” by Opera News, Amanda’s 2023/2024 season includes performances with the Chautauqua Opera – Festival Artist, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Opera Grand Rapids, Opera Philadelphia, The Industry LA, Buffalo Philharmonic and the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s song cycle The Unhealed Wound alongside Eric Owens. Recently she debuted as Fatima in LA Opera’s premiere of Omar, IMG’s Our Song, Our Story recital series with Damien Sneed, Charlie Tyler (Finding Wright/Dayton Opera), Leocasta (Giustino/Long Beach Opera) and covered the titular role of Carmen at the Santa Fe Opera. Praised by the New York Times as “commanding with captivating texture”, in previous seasons, Amanda was a featured artist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and New York Festival of Song including the release of their studio recording of Paul Bowles’ A Picnic Cantata featuring Michael Barrett. Amanda is a recipient of awards from prestigious competitions including George London Foundation, Loren L. Zachary Society, Operalia, Gerda Lissner, Opera Index, and MONC Regionals. She is an alumna of the Cafritz Young Artist Program (WNO), Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School (MM, Kovner Fellow) and SUNY Fredonia (BM). 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 2 – 100 Years of Ragtime

Sept 3 – Water World: Rivers, Bridges, Droughts, and Floods

Sept 4 – Rocky Mountain Power Community Concert