Amanda Pabyan, Rosalinda
Amanda Pabyan, Rosalina in Die Fledermaus
One of America’s most distinguished lyric-coloratura sopranos, Amanda Pabyan has been described by the New York Times as “a brilliant coloratura” and “technically agile, clarion toned and incisive.” Amanda most recently appeared as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera Atelier, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with the Lyrique-en-mer festival in Belle-ile, and made her role debut of Juliette in Romeo et Juliette with Syracuse Opera. Recently she sang Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Arizona Opera, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Syracuse Opera. In the next season she’ll return to Syracuse Opera for Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
In the 2009-2010 season she made an appearance with the Seattle Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and covered the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with New York City Opera. Having proved her mettle singing Mozart’s formidable Queen of the Night throughout the United States in the 2007-2008 season Ms. Pabyan moved into more lyrical repertoire, making her role and house debut as Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Anchorage Opera. Additionally she appeared as Gretel for Washington National Opera’s Hansel und Gretel, sang Handel’s Messiah with Boston Baroque, and reprised her Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Boston Lyric Opera. Ms. Pabyan made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte under the baton of James Levine. Other recent opera engagements include Die Zauberflöte with Opera Colorado, Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Michigan Opera Theatre, and the title role in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at Glimmerglass Opera.
In the 2005-2006 season Ms. Pabyan was engaged by the Metropolitan Opera and the Dallas Opera for productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, by New York City Opera for Capriccio, and by the Dallas Opera and Utah Symphony & Opera for Die Zauberflöte. She also joined James Conlon and the Cincinnati Symphony May Festival for concert performances of Die Entführung aus dem Serail and returned to Canterbury Opera in Christchurch, New Zealand to sing her first Lucia di Lammermoor garnering rave reviews from the press. Other operatic highlights include Die Zauberflöte at Washington National Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, and New York City Opera, Paul Bunyan at Florida Grand Opera, Thaïs at Kentucky Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Portland Opera, the title role of Lakmé with the Canterbury Opera, and Rosmene in Handel’s Imeneo at Glimmerglass Opera.
On the concert stage, she has joined the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center in a triple-bill of semi-staged operas by Hindemith, performed the Fauré Requiem with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and appeared in a New Year’s Eve performance with the Boston Pops Orchestra in a program saluting the Viennese tradition. Ms. Pabyan participated in the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and was the 2002 New England Regional Winner and a National Semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She joined Glimmerglass Opera as a member of the Young American Artist Program in the summer of 2002 and appeared with the Santa Fe Opera in 2001 as part of the company’s Apprentice Artist Program.
Ms. Pabyan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Ms. Pabyan has made a recording of Italian Cantatas and German Arias, “Nel dolce dell’oblio,” with Callisto.