Mexican-American Soprano, Amanda Olea has distinguished herself as an emerging young artist performing with various opera companies across the country.
In her 2021 season, Amanda sang the role of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with CCM Opera and participated in the OperaFusion:NewWorks workshop of the new opera The Hours by Kevin Puts in which she sang the roles of Barbara and Mrs. Latch.
As a strong advocate for new work and a distinguished recitalist, Amanda frequently programs the work of living composers in the various recitals she has programed including the music of Laitman, Larsen, and her own father, Oscar Olea.
2021 brought Amanda much success in multiple competitions including the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, the La Jolla Young Artist Competition, and the James Toland Vocal Arts competition.
Equally comfortable in concert work, Amanda has been featured as the soprano soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B Minor Mass, and both Mozart and Faure’s Requiem.
Notable roles include, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and Adina in L’elisir d’amore. A first year Studio member, this season Ms. Olea will be singing Mexican Woman in A Streetcar Named Desire, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, and Miss Lightfoot in Fellow Travelers.