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Soprano Amanda Lauricella has been described as a voice with an “arching thrill to it” (Isthmus.com). Previous roles include Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Goldie B. Locks in Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears, the Doctor in the world premiere of The Scarlet Professor, and Rosina in Opera for the Young’s The Barber of Seville. Additional projects include Cedar Rapids Opera, the Berlin Opera Academy, and Fresco Opera Theatre.
Ms. Lauricella recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance with a minor in Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she offered a lecture recital on the many musical settings of Hamlet’s Ophelia. This recital presented various psychological interpretations of the character, exploring the motivations for the events surrounding her death through a modern lens, with both mental health and feminism considerations.
She has also recently published a vocal repertoire guide for collegiate voice teachers entitled, “Selecting Solo Literature for the Developing Classical Singer: A Pedagogical Repertoire Guide for Teachers of Voice.” This guide enables voice teachers to appropriately select solo repertoire according to three variables: (1) the student’s voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass), (2) the desired language of the repertoire (English, Italian, German, French), and (3) the level of technical difficulty.
Ms. Lauricella was the 2021 recipient of the Charles and Helen Loeb Voice Award, a national semi-finalist for the 2021 NATS Artist Awards, and a finalist for the Musicians Club of Women 2023 Vocal Competition. She is currently working as an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Carroll University and Beloit College and is touring with Opera for the Young as Beauty in Grétry’s Beauty and the Beast.