Amanda Forsythe

Amanda Forsythe is recognized 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 La betulia liberata with Les Talens Lyriques at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, and toured Europe and the United States with the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in works based on the Orfeo myth and recording the role of Euridice with him in the 1774 version of Gluck’s Orfeo for Erato. 

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

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

Forsythe is a regular soloist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and recently made her debuts with New York Philharmonic, 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 Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nicholas Kraemer, Nicholas McGegan, Andris Nelsons and Sir Antonio Pappano.

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

Her engagements this season include debuts with the Academy of Ancient Music (Messiah), St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (Messiah) and Hong Kong Philharmonic (St. Matthew Passion). She returns to New York Philharmonic for further performances of St. Matthew Passion. 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.

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