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OPERA PHILADELPHIA

100 years after its composition, Amanda will debut as the zesty witch, Smeraldina. Best known for its famous “March,” the time is ripe for The Love for Three Oranges to finally make its Opera Philadelphia debut in a “masterful new production” as part of the O19 Festival (Opera News). SEPTEMBER 20, 22M, 27 & 29M

 

“Poignant…a richly expressive mezzo”

Heidi Waleson | WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Amanda Lynn Bottoms begins the 2019/2020 season as a new member of the Domingo Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera. Her mainstage work will include roles in Francesca Zambello’s iconic PORGY & BESS, the Maurice Sendak production of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Menotti’s THE CONSUL and the world premiere of NIGHT TRIP in the Washington National Opera AOI program. This Fall she will debut with Opera Philadelphia as part of their O19 Festival, performing the role of Smeraldina in Prokofiev’s THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES. Ms. Bottoms competed in this years Operalia Competition hosted in Prague, was a finalist in the George London Competition, recipient of the 2019 London Encouragement Award and was a national finalist in the Zachary Society Vocal Competition. In addition, she was a Memphis District Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Councils and competed as a finalist in the Southeast Region Finals in Atlanta.

This summer featured her return to the Philadelphia Orchestra in CANDIDE with maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Operalia Competition finals in Prague, Mahler SYMPHONY NO.2 with the UCLA Symphony and Mercedes in CARMEN with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Concert work for the 2018/2019 season featured dual performances with the UCLA Symphony debuting Richard Danielpour’s newest work THE PASSION OF YESHUA and Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. To much acclaim, she made her return to Carnegie Hall under the baton of Mark Shapiro for the world premiere of The Brothers Balliett’s FIFTY TRILLION MOLECULAR GENIUSES.

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2019/2020 CALENDAR

 

THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES

OPERA PHILADELPHIA | O19 FESTIVAL

SMERALDINA

September 2019

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA

ZWEITE DAME

NOVEMBER 2019

NIGHT TRIP

WNO: AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE

CONCHETTA

JANUARY 2020

PORGY & BESS

WASHIGNTON NATIONAL OPERA

STRAWBERRY WOMAN

MAY 2020

 

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“The show is filled with wonderful voices and one star. All of the singers were wonderful in this perfect ensemble opera…The star is Amanda Bottoms as Frances. I hear a magnificent voice in this young woman. {…} the lady has the chops.

Christopher Purdy | WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA