Amanda Bonsall

Amanda Bonsall

Versatile Soprano available for bookings of all operatic, musical theatre, oratorio or jazz productions.

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My Experience

Opera

Well experienced soprano who has worked with renowed Opera directors and répétiteurs such as Michael Barry, Fraser Goulding, Greg Eldridge, Paul Wingfield and Michael Seal. Amanda has performed many main and chorus roles, including Verdi’s Otello, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.

Musical Theatre

Performed various Musical Theatre roles, old and new, within shows and concerts throughout her career within the Midlands area.

Jazz

Resilient performer for high calibre events and productions. Worked in restaurants and venues across the UK. Took lessons with acclaimed jazz performer, Nia Lynn. Frequently performed with esteemed jazz pianist Greg Maskalick.

Masterclasses

Amanda has worked and taken Masterclasses with many distinguished classical performers, such as; Dame Felicity Lott, Roderick Williams, Susan Bullock, Jean Rigby, Lynda Russell and Olivia Blackburn.

AV Design

Amanda is now the Assistant Manager of JnS Sound & Lighting Hire, based in Castle Donington, Derby. She has a keen interest in lighting design as well as sound engineering. Amanda helps her partner, Sam Lenord with his business.

Stage Management

Had experience in Project managing an Opera in 2018. Amanda both Stage and Project managed Lo Speziale by Haydn, at St Albans Church, Birmingham.

About Amanda

Amanda Bonsall, born and raised in Derbyshire studied for her Bachelor of Music with Honours at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in Vocal and Operatic Performance, 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 toured 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 was 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 2018, Amanda performed Louise in La Vie Parisienne by Offenbach, conducted by Michael Seal. Amanda project managed and performed within her own 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 in June 2018 adjudicated by Susan Bullock held at The Royal Conservatoire.

In April 2019, Amanda took part in a Concert Recital at the prestigious Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, as part of the course, School of Song at Stowe.

Amanda is part of New Opera Company and Present Company, both based in Derbyshire and who perform regular concerts, of which Amanda is both a soloist and a member of the chorus. In August 2019, Amanda performed at Buxton Opera House and Derby Theatre as part of the production – Grand Hotel by Luther Davis with Present Company.

Having sung in Masterclasses with Dame Felicity Lott and Roderick Williams, Amanda has regular teaching and coaching from Deborah Norman, Jean Rigby and Mary Nelson.

Amanda is also Musical Director for her own choir – The Living Faith Choir, based at Mickleover Methodist Church.

Please contact Amanda with any booking enquiries