Amanda Forsythe is a regular soloist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, and Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Recognized internationally as a leading interpreter of Baroque and Classical repertoire, Ms. Forsythe’s collaborations have included the Philharmonia Baroque at Tanglewood, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, and operas and concerts with Boston Baroque and Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF). She sang Eurydice on BEMF’s 2015 Grammy-winning album of Charpentier’s La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers. Alongside numerous other recordings for BEMF and Boston Baroque, The Power of Love — her debut solo album featuring Handel arias with Apollo’s Fire (Avie) — earned widespread critical acclaim.
She performed and recorded the roles of Cabri and Carmi in Metastasio’s La betulia liberata with Les Talens Lyriques at Salzburg Mozartwoche. She toured Europe and the United States with countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, performing works based on the Orfeus myth and recording the role of Euridice in the 1774 version of Gluck’s Orfeo (Erato).
Her major opera engagements have included Handel’s Semele (in the title role in Philadelphia and as Iris in Seattle), Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Rome, Seattle, Berlin’s Komische Oper), Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, Amour in Gluck’s Orphée, Manto in Steffani’s Niobe (The Royal Opera, Covent Garden), Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante (Geneva, Munich), and, for the Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro), Jemmy in Guillaume Tell, Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims, and Rosalia in L’equivoco stravagante.
Amanda Forsythe has worked with conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Nicholas Kraemer, Nicholas McGegan, Andris Nelsons, Antonio Pappano, and Christophe Rousset. Her upcoming engagements include performances and recordings with Boston Early Music Festival, Apollo’s Fire, and Les Talens Lyriques.
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