Praised for her “focused golden toned voice,” American mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider is quickly gaining recognition for her extraordinary musicality and assured dramatic presence. The 2015-2016 season sees her return to Eugene Opera as Olga in Eugene Onegin, her debut with Florentine Opera as Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Alma in Persona with Beth Morrison Projects, a series of concerts with Seraphic Fire, and Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College. In the 2016-2017 season, she made her debut with Boston Lyric Opera as Doreen in Greek, and joined Apollo’s Fire for Handel’s Messiah and the Southwest Michigan Symphony for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Engagements for 2017-2018 include singing in recital with the 5 Boroughs Music Festival, Alma in Persona with LA Opera, Handel’s Messiah with the Jacksonville Symphony, Angelina in La Cenerentola with Opera Orlando, and Speranza in L’Orfeo with Apollo’s Fire.
Engagements for 2014-2015 included joining New World Symphony for de Falla’s El amor brujo, the Louisiana Philharmonic for a Baroque Christmas, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic for Mozart’s Requiem, and her role debut as Angelina in La Cenerentola with Opera Roanoke. In the summer of 2015, she sang Laurey in Oklahoma! with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. The 2013-2014 season featured returns to the New World Symphony for Britten’s Phaedra, Nevada Opera as Carmen, and concerts with the Winter Park Bach Festival and Master Chorale of South Florida as well as her debut with the Castleton Festival as Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Ms. Crider also reprised her role of the English Teacher in Paul’s Case with The Prototype Festival and returned to Seraphic Fire for multiple concerts.