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Amanda Bonsall

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Grilletta
Lo Speziale (Haydn)
St Alban the Martyr, Birmingham
2018
Marcellina
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2017
Ellen
Lakmé (Delibes)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2017
Un pâtre
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2016
Suzy
La Rondine (Puccini)
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2016
Chorus
Otello (Verdi)
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2016
Chorus
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2016
Flower Maiden
Parsifal (Wagner)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015
Chorus
La bohème (Puccini)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2015

Operetta/G&S

Louise
La Vie Parisienne (Offenbach)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2018

Early Music

Chorus
Actéon (Charpentier)
The Crescent Studio Theatre, Birmingham
2015

Chorus

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano
Derby Cathedral Lunchtime Recital (Various)
Derby Cathedral
2017

Other

Masterclass
Roderick Williams Masterclass (Not Applicable)
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2018
Masterclass
Dame Felicity Lott Masterclass (Not Applicable)
Abingdon School for Solo Singers, Oxford
2017

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Amanda and Sam O Holy Night 20th Dec 2018

Dame Felicity Lott Masterclass - Abingdon Summer School, Oxford

Grilletta (Lo Speziale)

Grilletta (Lo Speziale, 2018)

Grilletta (Lo Speziale, 2018)

Grilletta (Lo Speziale, 2018)

La Vie Parisienne, 2018

La Vie Parisienne, 2018

La Vie Parisienne, 2018

La Vie Parisienne, 2018

La Vie Parisienne, 2018

Marcellina - Graeme Braidwood Photography

Marcellina - Graeme Braidwood Photography

Marcellina - Graeme Braidwood Photography

Marcellina - Graeme Braidwood Photography

Roderick Williams

The Mario Lanza Opera Prize, 2018

Competitions

The Mario Lanza Opera Prize Finalist (2018)

Derby Arts Festival - Musical Theatre Class, First Prize (2015)

Derby Arts Festival - Student Recital Class, First Prize (2015)

'You had, by and large, inhabited the text and were able to perform even the more hum-drum corners of the piece with variety, colour and intention." (2018)

Vocal and Operatic Performance
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2014–2018
Associate of Trinity College London (Performance) Diploma
Trinity College London, UK
2014

Amanda Bonsall, born and raised in Derbyshire studied for her Bachelor of Music with Honours at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of Rita Cullis, Julian Pike and Paul Wingfield. Having been a member of ‘Voices – The City of Derby Girls’ Choir’ for many years, she has travelled across Europe singing with the choir in renowned venues such as Notre Dame, La Madeleine, Cologne Cathedral, Florence Cathedral and St Vitus Cathedral. She recently won first place in the ‘Musical Theatre’ and ‘Student Recital Class’ at Derby Arts Festival and regularly performs lunchtime recitals at Derby Cathedral.

During her time at the Conservatoire, she has been in the chorus for many operas and scenes, most notably; Otello by Verdi, flower maidens chorus from Parsifal by Wagner and L’Elisir D’amore by Donizetti. Amanda has played the roles of Suzy in Puccini’s La Rondine and Ellen from Lakmé by Delibes in the annual opera scenes. In March 2017, she performed the role of Marcellina for the Conservatoires Spring Opera – Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. Over summer 2017, Amanda attended Abingdon School for Solo singers in Oxford, where she sang to acclaimed vocal tutors and directors such as Margaret Humphrey Clark, Robin Bowman and John Ramster. She also took part in a Masterclass with Dame Felicity Lott while studying at Abingdon and Roderick Williams at the Conservatoire in April 2018.

In February, Amanda performed Louise in La Vie Parisienne by Offenbach, conducted by Michael Seal. Amanda project managed and performed within her version of the opera Lo Speziale by Haydn in March 2018, conducted by Giannis Giannopoulos at St Alban Church, Birmingham.
Most recently, Amanda was a finalist in The Mario Lanza Opera Prize 2018 adjudicated by Susan Bullock held at The Royal Conservatoire in June 2018.

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