American mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider’s engagements for the 2015-2016 season include her debut with Florentine Opera as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Alma in the world premiere opera Persona with Beth Morrison Projects, her return to Eugene Opera as Olga in Eugene Onegin, a series of concerts with Seraphic Fire, and Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College. In the 2014-2015 season Ms. Crider was heard as a soloist with New World Symphony for de Falla’s El amor brujo, the Louisiana Philharmonic for a Baroque Christmas, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic for Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Manfred Honeck, and her role debut as Angelina in La Cenerentola with Opera Roanoke. Future seasons include a debut with Boston Lyric Opera, and her return as a soloist with Apollo’s Fire.
Ms. Crider has sung with numerous opera companies across the US including the Dallas Opera, The Castleton Festival, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Boston, Opera Omaha, Des Moines Metro Opera, Anchorage Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Eugene Opera. She has also appeared as a soloist with ensembles including Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, New World Symphony, Apollo’s Fire, Seraphic Fire, Bach Festival Society of Florida, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2007.
Ms. Crider has been a prize winner and finalist in many competitions, including the José Iturbi International Voice Competition, Jensen Foundation Voice Competition, Joy in Singing Debut Artist Competition, Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition, Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, Oratorio Society of New York Vocal Competition, Center for Contemporary Opera Competition, and is a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Ms. Crider is also the Artistic Director of Miami’s Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music series, IlluminArts.