Get to know Amanda
"What are you doing in school?
"I recently graduated from the Maryland Opera Studio, and now work as a freelance singer around the DC area!"
How long have you been singing in choirs?
"Since elementary school. I started singing in my church's children's choir."
What is your favorite musical memory?
"In high school, we would have outdoor worship services where we would sing worship songs for hours. It was the coolest experience because you could so clearly feel the Holy Spirit’s presence there."
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
"I love reading, baking, playing board games, learning languages, and drinking tea!"
Who is your favorite composer?
"It changes all the time, but lately it's been Richard Strauss!"
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"Laufey!!!! Stop what you're doing right now and listen to her music!!!!!!!!!"
Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
"Breakfast for dinner. Breakfast foods are just superior to all other foods."
What's your favorite holiday and why?
"Easter! Jesus died on the cross so that we can have eternal life, but He didn't stay dead! What better reason to celebrate than our Savior is alive!"
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
"I'm 100% a morning person."
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
"There's something so special about making music with your closest friends. Every rehearsal is fun because everyone is working toward a goal and is giving their all."
What's your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
"Silent Night arranged by Jonathan Rathbone."
What's the most interesting fact about you?
"I've sung Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1, and Alto 2 in Lux!"
Indonesian-American soprano Amanda Densmoor is a recent graduate of the Maryland Opera Studio. As a concert soloist, Amanda has sung in Carissimi’s Jephte, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, and Mozart’s Requiem. Her recent roles include Valentina Scarcella (Later the Same Evening), the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Patience (Patience), Counsel (Trial by Jury), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), and Kate (The Pirates of Penzance). Amanda is passionate about new music, and has premiered the roles of Mother in Joseph C. Phillip Jr.’s Four Freedoms, and Meera in Omar Najmi’s This Is Not That Dawn.
Equally at home as a choral singer, Amanda has sung many large choral works with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of her choral repertoire include Mozart's Requiem, Holst's The Planets, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Liszt's Dante Symphony, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and the world premiere of Roxanna Panufnik's Across the Line of Dreams.
Amanda earned her Master of Music from the University of Maryland's Maryland Opera Studio, and also earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland.
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