Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano

Amanda Lynn Bottoms

Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano, is a member of the Domingo Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera, where her mainstage work has included roles in Francesca Zambello’s Porgy & Bess, the Maurice Sendak production of Die Zauberflöte, Menotti’s The Consul, and the world premiere of Admissions. Acclaimed for her “superb vocal and dramatic chops” (Opera News), Bottoms debuted this past fall with Opera Philadelphia as part of the O19 Festival, performing the role of Smeraldina in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. She competed in this year’s Operalia Competition, was a finalist in the George London Competition, received the 2019 London Encouragement Award, and was a national finalist in the Zachary Society Vocal Competition. In addition, she was a Memphis District Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Councils and competed in the Southeast Region Finals. Bottoms made her solo recital debut with Washington Performing Arts as a part of their Music in the Country series. She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia; her Master’s from the Juilliard School where she was a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship; and a Performance Certificate from the Curtis Institute of Music.