LYRIC COLORATURA SOPRANO
Photo by Studio Arash
Photo by Studio Arash
Amanda Key is known for her "wonderful light lyric voice with a smashing top." The American Soprano graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and after she finished her master’s degree at the Conservatory in Amsterdam, she co-founded and was named artistic director of a Dutch opera company called B.O.O.M! Bold Opera on the Move.
She was blessed to sing in 11 different countries while living and working in Europe for 12 years. Amanda has performed various opera roles in productions such as Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna) in Greece and the Netherlands, Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa-Macht Oder Liebe (Tullia) with Oper Oder Spree in Germany, Cosi fan tutte (Despina) in Italy, Rigoletto (Gilda) in the Netherlands, Un Ballo in Maschera (Oscar) in Spain, Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht and Erste Dame) in the Netherlands, Die Verkaufte Braut (Esmerelda and Kathinka) in the Netherlands, Dialogues of the Carmelites with Austin Lyric Opera, and L'Elisir D'Amore with the Dutch National Opera Academy.
She also participated in many international masterclasses such as the International Opera Academy in Schwerte, Germany under the direction of Yamina Maamar and Norbert Schmittberg, performing Zerbinetta’s aria in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the International Masterclass Circolo della Lirica di Padova, performing scenes from Rossini’s Il turco in Italia (Fiorilla) in Italy with director Stefano Vizioli, and performing Die Fledermaus (Ida) at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel directed under Joan Dornemann of the New York Metropolitan Opera's young artist program. She also attended the European Music Academy in Prague, Czech Republic under the direction of Maestro Wolfgang Scheidt and was a finalist in the 2016 Beethoven Award performing highlights from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna, and Barbarina) and Cosi fan tutte (Despina) with the North Czech Philharmonic at the world-famous Smetana Hall, Prague Municipal House.
Amanda also performed oratorio and church music as a soloist in more than 200 cathedrals throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, including repertoire from The Messiah by George Frideric Handel, Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Johannes Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sacred songs by Karl Jenkins, Die sieben Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuz by Joseph Haydn, Requiem by John Rutter, Symphony No. 3 in D minor by Anton Bruckner, and Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the Arnhems Oratorium Koor, Dordrecht Opera Koor, Belgian Vox Amicorum, Volendams Opera Koor, and as a member of the Groot Omroepkoor.