Accompanied by a piano directly plugged into the Antenna and incorporating the sounds of the theramin, Crider's "gleaming vocalism" complements and contrasts the industrial materials from which it is amplified.
ABOUT Amanda Crider
Mezzo-soprano, Amanda Crider, has quickly won national attention for her “gleaming vocalism” (Boston Globe). Her 2019-20 Season includes a debut with the Calgary Symphony, performances with the GRAMMY nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire, and a return to Jacksonville Symphony. Her 2018-2019 season included performances with Apollo’s Fire as Mezzo Soloist in Bach’s Mass in b minor, Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Florentine Opera, Mezzo Soloist with Amarillo Symphony in Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony and Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and joining the company of Scottish National Opera's production of Greek by Mark Anthony Turnage. Other opera engagements included roles with Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, The Castleton Festival, and Glimmerglass Opera among others, and in concert with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. She has been a prize winner in the José Iturbi International, Jensen Foundation, Oratorio Society of New York, and Center for Contemporary Opera Vocal Competitions, and is a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Ms. Crider is also the Founder and Artistic Director of IlluminArts, Miami's Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Series.
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