Amanda Raddatz has sung roles throughout the country with companies such as Nashville Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and Opera Fort Collins. She began her professional career with apprenticeships with Utah Opera and Cincinnati Opera.
Since that time, Ms. Raddatz has added many performances to her growing list of credits. She has performed with Nashville Opera, singing the role of First Lady, and understudying both Pamina in Die Zauberflӧte and the title role of Carlyle Floyd’s Susannah. With Central City Opera and the Colorado Symphony, Amanda has performed numerous Gilbert and Sullivan roles including Josephine in Pirates of Penzance, Peep-Bo in The Mikado, and Edith in HMS Pinafore. She has sung many roles with Opera Theatre of the Rockies including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Abagail Williams in The Crucible, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Josephine in Trial by Jury, and Violetta in the student performance of La Traviata. Performing with both Opera Fort Collins and Opera Theater of the Rockies, Amanda has portrayed Cunnegonde in Bernstein’s opera Candide. Other leading roles she has performed include Musetta in La Boheme, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutti, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina and First Lady in Die Zauberflӧte, Angelica in Handel's Orlando, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and Rose in Street Scene.
Enjoying a growing concert and oratorio schedule, Ms. Raddatz has performed on stages throughout the country with conductors such as Adam Flat, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, Theodore Kuchar, Thomas Wilson, Christopher Wilkins, Martin Isepp, and Jack Knowles. Amanda has had the honor of singing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic several times including a brilliant scholarly concert of Mozart's Requiem created and conducted by Thomas Wilson, the Messiah conducted by Laurence Leighton-Smith at the harpsichord, and a concert version of Die Fledermaus. Amanda has been the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the Boulder Philharmonic conducted by Theodore Kuchar, and a featured soprano with the Black Hills Symphony singing Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Bach's Magnificat, the Messiah, Mahler's 4th Symphony No.4, and Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and HMS Pinafore.
A first place winner in the Birmingham Opera competition and High Plains Opera Singing Competition, she was also a finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition and a three-time Regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Amanda is looking forward to singing with both the Colorado Symphony in their Colorado Christmas concert and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's Christmas Concert this December.