For the 2020/21 season, Amanda Lynn Bottoms continued her tenure as a member of the Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera and joined the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and New York Festival of Song as a soloist. Her recent mainstage work includes roles in the Maurice Sendak production of The Magic Flute, Menotti’s The Consul and the world premiere of Admissions in the Washington National Opera AOI program. Acclaimed for her “superb vocal and dramatic chops” (Opera News), Bottoms recently debuted in the Opera Philadelphia O19 Festival, as Smeraldina in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges and headlined the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Emerging Voices recital series. She was engaged to join the Cincinnati Opera in the world premiere of Smith and Spear’s Castor and Patience (postponed, C-19)
Ms. Bottoms has been a finalist in prestigious international competitions including the George London Foundation, Zachary Foundation, Operalia and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regionals. Recent concert work includes collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Buffalo Philharmonic, UCLA Symphony, Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Cecilia Chorus of New York.
Prominent recent debuts include Paquette in Candide with Philadelphia Orchestra and maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mahler SYMPHONY NO.2 with the UCLA Symphony, Mercedes in Carmen with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Richard Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua, Strauss’ Four Last Songs (Morgen) with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, The Brothers Balliett’s Fifty Trillion Molecular Geniuses at Carnegie Hall, originating the role of Frances in the world premiere of The Flood with Opera Columbus, de Falla's El Amor Brujo with Lansing Symphony Orchestra and Anita in Bernstein's West Side Story with the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo under the baton of maestro Paavo Järvi. In her return to the Chautauqua Institute, summer of 2018, Bottoms made her debut as Carmen with the Festival Symphony Orchestra in the historic Chautauqua amphitheater.