ABOUT

AMANDA KEY

 

LYRIC COLORATURA SOPRANO

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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 Degree in Vocal Performance and finished her Master's Degree in Classical Voice at the Amsterdam Conservatory. She participated in many international masterclasses such as the International Opera Academy in Schwerte, Germany under the direction of Yamina Maamar and Norbert Schmittberg, and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, directed under Joan Dornemann of the Metropolitan Opera's young artist program.  She also attended the European Music Academy in Teplice under the direction of Maestro Wolfgang Scheidt and was a finalist in the 2016 Beethoven Award performing scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna, Barbarina) and Cosi fan tutte (Despina) with the North Czech Philharmonic at the Prague Municipal House.  Upcoming opera performances in the season 2016-2017 include a new shortened production of Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht en Erste Dame) with B.O.O.M! Bold Opera On the Move under the direction of Timothy Nelson and the children's production "De Toverfluit" in the same role under the direction of Frank Groothof..  Amanda has performed various opera roles in productions such as Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna) with B.O.O.M!, Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa-Macht Oder Liebe (Tullia) with Oper Oder Spree in Germany, Rigoletto (Gilda), Die Verkaufte Braut (Esmerelda and Kathinka), Gianni Schicchi (Gherardino), Die Fledermaus (Ida), and has participated in the chorus of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Texas Tech University, Dialogues of the Carmelites with Austin Lyric Opera, and L'Elisir D'Amore with the Dutch National Opera Academy. She is a current soloist in many opera, oratorio and choir performances throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, including soloist at Arnhems Oratorium Koor, Dordrecht Opera Koor, and Volendams Opera Koor, and has also participated in an apprenticeship with the Groot Omroepkoor.  Furthermore, KeySung Classical Duo with pianist Sunghee Jo and soprano Amanda Key, regularly performs repertoire such as Spirituals in churches throughout the Netherlands.  Amanda is an aspiring opera singer living in the Netherlands and working in Europe.

 

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