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Amanda Forsythe

, soprano

 American soprano Amanda Forsythe has been a winner of the George London Foundation Awards and was sponsored by them
in her New York recital debut. She has also received prizes from the Liederkranz Foundation and the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation.
She made her European operatic debut in the role of Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro which led to an immediate invitation to make her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Dalinda in Ariodante. She returned to the Rossini Opera Festival to perform the role of Rosalia in Equivoco stravagante and Bellini duets in the ‘Malibran’ recital with Joyce di Donato. She made her debuts at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich as Dalinda in Ariodante and as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Amanda Forsythe made her USA stage debut at the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF), with whom she is now a regular soloist. Her roles for BEMF have included Aglaure in Lully’s Psyché, Venus in Venus and Adonis (John Blow), Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Pallas in Eccles’ The Judgment of Paris. With Boston Baroque she has sung Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Serpina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, Ninfa/Proserpina in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Amore in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Oberto in Handel’s Alcina, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans and Handel’s Messiah.

Recent operatic engagements include the title role in Niobe, regina di Tebe (Steffani) for the Boston Early Music Festival, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte in her debut at Vlaamse Opera. Amanda Forsythe’s recordings with BEMF on the German CPO label include Aglaure in Lully’s Psyché and Venus in Venus and Adonis, as well as Minerve and La Grande Prêtresse in Lully’s Thésée which was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Awards. Her recordings include Handel’s Messiah with Apollo’s Fire on the Avie label.

Handel: Orlando
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
September, 2013