Amanda Lynn Bottoms, from Cheektowaga, N.Y., currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Marlena Kleinman Malas, as the proud recipient of the Gene and Jean Stark Annual Fellowship. Prior to entering Curtis, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Fredonia, where she studied with Laurie Tramuta, and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Marlena Kleinman Malas as a Kovner Fellowship and Toulmin Foundation Grant recipient.
A mezzo-soprano, Ms. Bottoms’ past roles include Baba (The Medium), Anita (West Side Story), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Older Woman (Flight), Der Trommler (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), and Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), in addition to numerous concert appearances at the Juilliard School; Frau Reich (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor), La Principessa (Suor Angelica), and Cenerentola (La Cenerentola) as part of the Hillman Opera at SUNY Fredonia; Ariodante (Ariodante), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), and Maddalena (Rigoletto) with the Chautauqua Institution; and Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti) with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, among others.
In 2017–18 Ms. Bottoms debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra for a production of West Side Story in Tokyo. She has earned awards from renowned organizations including the Opera Index Vocal Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation and Classical Singer Vocal Competition. Ms. Bottoms has participated in master classes with Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi, Patricia Racette, Emmanuel Villaume, and other prominent artists.