Amanda Osorio

Amanda Osorio studied music at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA and completed her Post Graduate studies in Opera at the University of Cape Town South African College of Music. As a full Lyric Soprano she has performed numerous roles with UCT and Cape Town Opera including Anne Truelove in the African premiere of Rake’s Progress, Mimi in La Boheme and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, where she worked closely with well-known directors Matthew Wild and Angelo Gobbato. She also created the role of Lucy Lloyd for the World Premiere of South African composer Peter Klatzow’s opera “Words from a Broken String.”

In 2011 she was a semi-finalist for ATKV Musiquanto and the South African representative for the Belvedere Competition in Vienna. She is a winner of the UCT Concerto Competition and spent the 2012-2013 year performing with the Metropolitan Opera in NYC where she sang in several major operas and was part of the Live in HD broadcasts. While there she won a Grammy for her work in Thomas Ades' new opera "The Tempest." Through her new company, Africa Arts, she recently produced and sang in Menotti's opera "The Medium" with orchestra at the Suidoosterfees Festival at Artscape in May 2015.