Amanda Menzie, soprano, from Katy, Texas, has recently begun her professional career in Houston. Ms. Menzie has been heard in concert as the soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria, the Fauré Requiem, the Rutter Gloria, Britten’s Festival Te Deum, and as a soloist with South Loop Symphony in Chicago. Additionally, she has appeared as Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Ruth in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, the Sandman in Hänsel und Gretel, Mrs. Hayes in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Laurette in Bizet’s Doctor Miracle. She, along with piano and clarinet, premiered the art song “Solstice” by Troy Armstrong in 2015. This spring, she will appear as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with Houston Camerata and as Almirena in a concert performance of Handel’s Rinaldo. Ms. Menzie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, studying music and pre-medicine and is a recent graduate of Northwestern University with her Master’s degree in Voice and Opera Performance under the tutelage of W. Stephen Smith.
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