Amanda Boyd, soprano

Amanda Boyd trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she won the Susan Longfield prize and was supported by the Countess of Munster Trust. She also trained at the National Opera Studio in London, where she was supported by the Friends of Covent Garden, and the Foundation for Sports and the Arts.

Amanda played the title role in the film Lucia (Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor). Other operatic roles include: La Contessa (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro) for the New Opera Festival in Rome, Italy; Ginevra (Handel’s Ariodante) for the Covent Garden Festival; Adina (Donizetti L’Elisir d’Amore) for Bel Canto UK and the Cambridge Opera Players; Martha (Flotow’s Martha) for Bel Canto UK; Lucia (Britten’s The Rape Of Lucretia) for Music Theatre Wales at the Cheltenham and Buxton Festivals; Romilda (Handel’s Xerxes) for The Early Opera Company; Gretel (Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel) and Despina (Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte) for The London Opera Players.

Contemporary Works include the lead as Maeve in Deirdre Gribbon’s World Premiere of Hey! Persephone, for the Almeida and Aldeburgh Festivals and a Duende in Simon Holt’s World Premiere of A Nightingale’s To Blame for Opera North UK.

Solo Concert Works include Vaughan Williams’ ‘Serenade to Music’ for Sir Simon Rattle and Poulenc’s Gloria for Sir David Willcocks.
Amanda has been coached and supported throughout her career by Dame Janet Baker.

She has performed many recitals in London, Italy and NY. Upcoming engagements include a one-woman contemporary opera, Edward Barnes’ The Vagabond Queen, for Hudson Chamber Opera’s Outreach program in Columbia County NY.

Amanda lives in Upstate New York with her family.