Amanda Roocroft has secured an
international reputation as one of Britain's most exciting singers, in opera,
concert, and in recital. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music
and studies with Paul Farrington.
In concert she has appeared with
leading orchestras throughout Europe and North America with conductors
including Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Mariss Jansons, Ivor Bolton, Sir John
Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir
Charles Mackerras, Valery Gergiev and Bernard Haitink.
She has performed at many of the
world's leading opera houses and festivals including the Royal Opera House
Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the English National Opera, the Welsh
National Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Netherlands Opera and
the Salzburg Festival where her roles have included Fiordiligi/'Cosi fan
Tutte', Countess/'Le Nozze di Figaro', Donna Elvira/'Don Giovanni',
Desdemona/'Otello', Amelia/'Simon Boccanegra', Mimi/'La Boheme', Eva/'Die Meistersinger',
Elisabetta/'Don Carlos', Cleopatra/'Giulio Cesare', Jenifer/'The Midsummer
Marriage', Tatiana/'Eugene Onegin', Ellen Orford/'Peter Grimes' and the title
roles in 'Madama Butterfly', 'Katya Kabanova', 'Jenufa' and 'The Makropulos
Case'. She won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in
Opera for her performance as Jenufa with the English National Opera.
A noted recitalist she has
appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, New York’s Lincoln Center, La Monnaie in
Brussels and in Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Valencia and Lisbon.