New Zealand dramatic 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 Verdi’s Amelia, Alice Ford and Desdemona, Puccini’s Tosca, Suor Angelica, Musetta, Mimi and Madama Butterfly; Poulenc’s one-woman opera La Voix Humaine; Mascagni’s Suzel (L’amico Fritz), Weill’s Rose (Street Scene); and Offenbach’s Giulietta (Hoffmann).
Ms Atlas is now based in New Zealand and Australia. Recent engagements include Elle in Poulenc’s The Human Voice for NZ Opera, Magda Sorel (The Consul) in New York, Gerhilde (Die Walkure) with the NZSO, Leonora (Il Trovatore) for Melbourne’s CitiOpera, Witch/Mother (Hansel and Gretel), the Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and 2016 also saw her make her Opera Australia debut singing Siegrune in their internationally acclaimed Ring Cycle. In concert she has recently performed with the Symphony Orchestra of India, singing Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walkure, and highlights around New Zealand in recent seasons include Verdi’s Requiem, Bruckner’s F minor Mass, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and Mahler’s Second Symphony and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the CSO.
You can see Amanda Atlas in action on 25th November 2021 at The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: The Radical