Amanda Walden, soprano, is a native of Dallas, Texas and is currently a Nashville Opera Fellow and Master of Music candidate at Belmont University. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Baylor University. Most recently, Amanda appeared as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Belmont University Opera. Other operatic roles in repertoire include Blanche/Dialogues of the Carmelites, Nancy/Albert Herring, Laetitia/The Old Maid and the Thief, Erisbe/L'Ormindo and scene work as the Countess/The Marriage of Figaro.
This spring, Amanda will be covering the role of Lucy in John Davies’ The Billy Goats Gruff with The Nashville Opera Education and Outreach program and will also appear in the role of Berenice from Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro with Belmont University Opera. In addition to Nashville Opera and Belmont University Opera Theatre, Amanda has worked in various performance capacities with other institutions such as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria as well as Metro West Opera Company in Weston, Massachusetts. Amanda has performed in Carnegie Hall, Meyerson Symphony Hall, and Bass Hall, as well as popular performing venues in Austria.
In 2009, Amanda was listed in the top three for Texas Regional M.T.N.A. Competition as well as a finalist for numerous Texas N.A.T.S. competitions throughout 2006-2010.
Amanda currently studies with Kristi Whitten. Previous teachers include Robert Best (Baylor University) and Jerrold Pope (Boston University).