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Amanda Forsythe

Amanda Forsythe

Amanda Forsythe is recognised internationally as a leading interpreter of baroque and classical repertoire.  She sang Eurydice on the 2015 GRAMMY-winning recording of Charpentier’s La descente d'Orphée aux enfers.  Alongside her other many recordings for Boston Early Music Festival and Boston Baroque, her début solo album of Handel arias "The Power of Love" with Apollo’s Fire on the Avie label earned widespread critical acclaim.


She performed and recorded Cabri and Carmi La betulia liberata with Les Talens Lyriques at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, and toured Europe and the USA with the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky performing works based on the Orfeo myth and recording the role of Euridice with him in the 1774 version of Gluck’s Orfeo for ERATO.  


Amanda Forsythe’s collaborations with leading baroque ensembles have included performances with the Philharmonia Baroque at Tanglewood, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Boston Early Music Festival, Vancouver Early Music, Apollo’s Fire and Pacific Musicworks.


On the opera stage she has sung Semele (Philadelphia), Pamina Die Zauberflöte (Rome, Seattle and Die Komische Oper, Berlin), Iris Semele (Seattle), Marzelline Fidelio, Nannetta Falstaff, Amour Orphée, Manto in Steffani’s Niobe (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Jemmy Guillaume Tell, Corinna Il viaggio a Reims and Rosalia L’equivoco stravagante (Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro), and Dalinda Ariodante (Geneva and Munich).


Amanda Forsythe is a regular soloist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and recently made her débuts with New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.  She has also performed with Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra La Verdi of Milan and Kymi Sinfonietta.


Conductors she has worked with include Laurence Cummings, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nicholas Kraemer, Nicholas McGegan, Andris Nelsons, Sir Antonio Pappano and Christophe Rousset.


Her recent engagements include Cleopatra Giulio Cesare in Moscow, Messiah with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Les Talens Lyriques, Melissa Amadigi (staged) and Bach Mass in B minor with Boston Baroque, Handel Sileti venti with the Orchestra of St Luke’s, arias by Handel, Purcell and Haydn with Music of the Baroque, her début with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and performances and recordings with Apollo’s Fire, Boston Early Music Festival and the Handel and Haydn Society.


During the 2023 season Amanda Forsythe makes her début with London’s Academy of Ancient Music to sing Messiah, and returns to Chicago Symphony to perform Vivaldi Magnificat and Gloria, and to New York Philharmonic for further performances of St Matthew Passion with Jaap van Zweden.  Other engagements include arias by Mozart and Beethoven with Victoria Symphony, a recording of Telemann’s Ino Cantata and staged performances of Desmarets’ Circé with Boston Early Music Festival, and concerts with Apollo’s Fire.