New Zealand soprano Amanda Atlas embarked on her international career in
1999, spending ten years singing leading roles for various opera companies and
orchestras in the US and Europe. Role highlights include Rose Maurrant (Street
Scene), Clara (Sondheim’s Passion), Julie Jordan (Carousel), Side by Side by
Sondheim, and many and varied operatic roles from the operas of Verdi (Amelia,
Alice, Desdemona), Puccini (Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Mimi, and
Musetta), Mascgani, and Poulenc.
Amanda is now based in New Zealand and Australia. Recent operatic
engagements include Magda Sorel (The Consul) in New York, leading roles with
New Zealand Opera and the NZSO, Melbourne’s CitiOpera, and 2016 also saw
her make her Opera Australia debut singing Siegrune in their internationally
acclaimed Ring Cycle. She is known for her ability to crossover into musical
theatre repertoire, with a recent review exclaiming ‘Amanda Atlas sang and acted
like it was the last time she was ever going to take the stage. Nothing was left in the
wings, her soul was laid bare, and her vocal mastery and embodiment of the
character was out of this world’.
In concert she has recently performed as soprano soloist with the Symphony
Orchestra of India, and highlights in around New Zealand in recent seasons
include singing Norma Desmond’s songs in concert with Showbiz, Verdi’s
Requiem, Bruckner’s F minor Mass with the APO, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and
Mahler’s Second Symphony and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the CSO.
Amanda maintains a busy concert and operatic career throughout New Zealand;
upcoming engagements include performances of Poulenc’s one-woman opera
The Human Voice with New Zealand Opera, and a nationwide tour of musical
theatre repertoire in From Stage to Screen with Operatunity.