Hailed for her “luscious”, “powerful” voice and “dazzling technical facility”, Amanda Opuszynski has established herself as a versatile lyric soprano to watch. In the 2016/17 season, she returns to Seattle Opera as the Dew Fairy/Sandman in Hänsel and Gretel and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and makes her Arizona Opera debut as Bess Erne in the world premiere of Craig Bohlmer’s Riders of the Purple Sage. Ms. Opuszynski also makes concert appearances with Orchestra Seattle as the Soprano Soloist in Vaughn Williams’ Sea Symphony and Händel’s Messiah.
Last season, Ms. Opuszynski made debuts as Micaela (Carmen) with St. Petersburg Opera and Musetta (La bohème) with the South Dakota Symphony, sangs her first performances as the Soprano Soloist in Händel’s Messiah with Orchestra Seattle, and returned to Seattle Opera as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) and the Boston Youth Symphony as Clorinda (La Cenerentola).
Ms. Opuszynski’s previous engagements have included Frasquita (Carmen) with Seattle Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Seattle Opera and Virginia Opera; Nannetta (Falstaff), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), and Papagena (The Magic Flute) with Virginia Opera; Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra; and Norina (Don Pasquale), Sophie (Werther), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program. She also joined Seattle Opera for the company’s highly regarded production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in 2013. Ms. Opuszynski has enjoyed additional apprenticeships with The Santa Fe Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, and the Wolf Trap Opera Studio.
A versatile artist, Ms. Opuszynski spent two summers performing with the Ohio Light Opera, singing such roles as Susan (Romberg's Desert Song), Liesl (The Sound of Music), and Ado Annie (Oklahoma!). She can also be heard as Rosalinde on the company’s recording of Offenbach's Bluebeard, available on Albany Records.
Ms. Opuszynski is the 2014-2015 winner of a prestigious Career Development Award from the Sullivan Foundation. She is a three-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has been recognized by The Santa Fe Opera (Lilian Caroff Meyer Award), the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Jensen Foundation, Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition, and Fort Worth Opera’s McCammon Voice Competition.
A native of Manchester, CT, Ms. Opuszynski is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Opera Studio. She is currently a student of Dr. Stephen King.