Amanda Kingston* joins the resident company in the 2017-2018 season, appearing as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Magda in Puccini’s La rondine, and Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata. Recent performances for Ms. Kingston include her professional debut as Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore with Nevada Opera, Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème, Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Violetta in La traviata, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rosalba in Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Hannah in The Merry Widow, and Despina in Così fan tutte. She has performed roles with Opera Columbus, Opera in the Heights, The Lakes Area Music Festival, Candid Concert Opera, The Ohio Light Opera, and Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival. Later this season, Amanda will make her debut with Madison Opera as First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
On the concert stage, highlights include Handel’s Messiah with Houston Ars Lyrica, Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Houston Camerata, and the role of the Countess in excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro with the Ann Arbor Symphony. She performed the role of Katharina Cavalieri in Amadeus with the prestigious Alley Theatre in Houston, and also frequently travels to sing the work of composer Eric Genuis.
Awards include First Place in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, the Lucy Morgan Award at the Shreveport Singer of the Year Competition, Finalist in the McCammon Competition and Dallas Opera Competition, and District Winner and Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
For more information, please visit Ms. Kingston’s website.
*Ms. Kingston’s residency made possible, in part, by artist fellowship gifts from Profs. John Heineke & Catherine Montfort and Don and Jan Schmidek.