American Soprano, Amanda Sesler, has a passion for performing and teaching.
Amanda has an exciting 21/22 season. She debuts the role of Susannah in Susannah with Central Piedmont Opera Theater. She will will appear as Fanny Crosby in the Fanny Crosby Hymn Opera with Chun University. She is a soprano soloist in the Faure Requiem with Winthrop University Chamber Singers. She will be a featured artist on a summer concert with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
With OperaXpress this season, she plays the role of Sam I Am in Rob Kapilow's Green Eggs and Ham. OperaXpress, performs in elementary schools all over the greater Charlotte Metropolitan Area. Some of her favorite roles with OperaXpress include Polly the Panda, Mean Teen Duck, and Buzz the Bee.
She recently was a finalist and encouragement award recipient from the Heafner Williams Vocal Competition.
She is a core member of the Opera Carolina Chorus and has appeared in Don Giovanni, I Dream, Macbeth, La Boheme, Carmen, and Eugene Onegin.
In summer of 2019, she made her company debut with GLOW Lyric Theater as Micaëla in Carmen. Amanda made her Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater debut as Kitty Hart in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. While at Indiana University, she was a Soprano Soloist in Rossini's Missa Solemnis under the baton of Betsy Burleigh. Amanda performed Yvette in La Rondine Italy under the baton of Maestro Joseph Rescigno.
She was the featured soloist with the Lafayette Bach Chorale in their Brahms Liebeslieder Concert. She was awarded the Robert and Sophia Marks First Prize Award by the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale in 2015. Amanda toured China with the Windiana Concert Band as the vocal soloist on the New Year's Eve Golden Age of Broadway Tour. She was thrilled to share classic broadway tunes with audiences throughout southern China.
She has studied Braeden Harris, Julia Faulkner, Alice Hopper, Mary Anne Scott, Brygida Bziukiewicz Kulig, Alan Bennett, Scharmal Schrock, and Susan Huster. She has coached with Arlene Shrut, Emily Jarrell, Kimberly Carballo, Gary Arvin, Mark Phelps, Kevin Murphy, Heidi Grant Murphy, and sung under the baton of James Meena, Alan Yamamoto, David Neely, and Joseph Rescigno.
Amanda holds a Bachelor in Music Education and a Master of Music in Voice from Indiana University.
She currently teaches at Winthrop University, Children’s Theater Charlotte, and privately from her home in Mooresville, NC. Amanda studies with Victoria Livengood.
When Amanda isn’t performing or teaching privately, she enjoys hiking, sewing, camping, and baking.