Praised for her "focused golden toned voice," American Mezzo-- Soprano, Amanda Crider is quickly gaining recognition for her extraordinary musicality and assured dramatic presence. Ms. Crider's current season includes appearances as Prince Orlofsky in Knoxville Opera's production of Die Fledermaus, Mezzo Soloist with the Greeley Philharmonic and The Dallas Opera in Concert, and her return to both Apollo's Fire and Seraphic Fire as Mezzo Soloist in Handel's Messiah.
In the 2011--2012 season, Amanda debuted with The Dallas Opera in La traviata, Opera Omaha in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, and Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony as the Alto Soloist in the Mozart Requiem. She also appeared with Eugene Opera in Nixon in China, was Mezzo Soloist in Chansons Madécasses with the New World Symphony, and was a recitalist on the Trinity Church Concerts at One Recital Series.
In recent seasons, Ms. Crider debuted with Florida Grand Opera singing the role of Mallika in Lakmé, and went on to delight audiences as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. She was also heard in 2010 in the role of Nellie Forbush in South Pacific with Anchorage Opera, a role she had previously performed with Opera Boston. In addition, she sang with the New World Symphony in performances of De Falla's The Three-cornered Hat, Mozart's Mass in c minor with the Bach Festival Society, and Messiah with Apollo's Fire. Other performances in recent seasons include Diana in Eugene Opera's Orpheus in the Underworld, Cherubino with the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Eugene Opera, as well as The Monitor in Suor Angelica, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Mercedes in Carmen with the Florida Grand Opera.