Style: Opera; Folk; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Soprano Amanda Castellone, a native of Charleston, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from Arizona State University. An active performer of opera, recital, and oratorio, she recently performed the role of First Handmaiden in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot with Arizona Opera. Other favorite opera roles include Despina (Così fan Tutte), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and Frasquita (Carmen). In Arizona, Dr. Castellone performed extensively as a soloist with Scottsdale Musical Arts; favorite concerts include Missa in C Minor, K. 427/417a (Mozart) and Messiah (Handel). Dr. Castellone holds a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Biology from Wake Forest University. While at Wake Forest, she debuted the role of Silvia in the world premiere of Manuel García's salon opera L’isola disabitata (1831). Dr. Castellone joined the Music Faculty of the College of Charleston in 2012 and is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Folk; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program