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Amanda Forsythe

The American soprano Amanda Forsythe sings Euridice on the recording of Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux enfers with Boston Early Music Festival which won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. She has been praised by Opera News for her “light and luster," “wonderful agility and silvery top notes.” She was a winner of the George London Foundation Awards and was sponsored by them in her New York recital début. She also received prizes from the Liederkranz Foundation and the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation.

She recently made her concert débuts with Boston Symphony under Andris Nelsons in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome singing Bach’s Magnificat under Sir Antonio Pappano, with Seattle Symphony in Handel’s Messiah, in the title role of Teseo at Tanglewood Festival and the Lincoln Centre under Nicholas McGegan and at the Oregon Bach Festival in Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Magnificat under Matthew Halls.

Forsythe is a regular soloist with the highly acclaimed baroque ensembles Philharmonia Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Pacific Musicworks and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra. Her concert repertoire also includes Bach Cantatas and St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Israel in Egypt and Il trionfo del tempo, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Mass in C minor and Exsultate Jubilate, Vivaldi’s Concert Arias, Gloria and Nulla in mundo pax sincera, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Orff’s Carmina Burana.