Amanda Walden, soprano, is a native of Dallas, Texas. A recent graduate of the Nashville Opera Fellow program and the Master of Music program at Belmont University, Amanda also 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.
Amanda is a 2015 District Winner of The Metropolitan National Council Auditions. In the spring of 2015, Amanda will cover the role of Mrs. Nimble in John Davies' Jack and the Beanstalk with Nashville Opera. Amanda has also covered and performed the role of Lucy in John Davies’ The Billy Goats Gruff with The Nashville Opera Education and Outreach program and also appeared 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 April 2014, Amanda was listed as a finalist and placed 2nd in the Mid-South Regional NATS conference. In 2009, she was listed in the top three for Texas Regional M.T.N.A. Competition as well as a finalist for numerous Texas District and TEXOMA regional N.A.T.S. competitions throughout 2006-2010.
Amanda has studied with Kristi Whitten (Belmont University), Robert Best (Baylor University) and Jerrold Pope (Boston University).