Photo by Fay Fox (2016)

Photo by Fay Fox (2016)

Biography

Hailed for her “luscious,” “powerful” voice and “dazzling technical facility,” soprano Amanda Opuszynski enjoyed a performance career across the United States. Notable engagements included Frasquita in Carmen (Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Atlanta Opera, Pacific Symphony), Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera), Papagena in Die Zauberflote (Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera), Bess Erne in the world premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage (Arizona Opera), Musetta in La bohème (South Dakota Symphony), Norina in Don Pasquale (Seattle Opera Young Artist Program), Sandman/Dew Fairy in Hansel und Gretel (Seattle Opera), Micaëla in Carmen (St. Petersburg Opera), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Virginia Opera), Oscar in Un ballo in maschera (Boston Youth Symphony), Nannetta in Falstaff (Virginia Opera), and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (Seattle Opera). She also joined Seattle Opera for the company’s highly regarded production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in 2013. A versatile artist, Ms. Opuszynski performed such roles as Liesl (The Sound of Music), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), and Susan (Romberg's Desert Song) with the Ohio Light Opera. She enjoyed apprenticeships with the Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, and Wolf Trap Opera Studio. Ms. Opuszynski was the 2014-2015 winner of a prestigious Career Development Award from the Sullivan Foundation. She was a three-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has also been recognized by The Santa Fe Opera (Lilian Caroff Meyer Award), Gerda Lissner Foundation, Jensen Foundation, Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition, and Fort Worth Opera’s McCammon Voice Competition. Ms. Opuszynski is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Opera Studio. She owes her vocal education to Dr. Stephen King, Delores Ziegler, Freda Herseth, and Donna Schaffer.

A native of Manchester, CT, Ms. Opuszynski currently resides in Seattle, WA with her husband, “bonus kids”, and cat, Pancake.