Amanda Compton LoPresti, soprano – biography
Mandy is a Chicago-based singer, dancer, and actress whose love of Ella Fitzgerald is rivaled only by her love of puppies. Always ready to dive into something new, she does everything from tap dancing and front-walkovers to singing arias and playing Scott Joplin on the piano. She is currently in Hollywood as a Principal Ensemble member in Francesca Zambello's beautiful production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at L.A. Opera,
starring Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole, for a two-month run in January/February 2019. She has worked at many Chicago area theaters, including Theatre at the Center, Drury Lane, Light Opera Works, and Red Tape Theatre, regionally with The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY, and Hawaii
Opera Theatre, and internationally with Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and Opéra National Bordeaux. She sings regularly with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, serving as soprano section leader, with upcoming performances of Schubert's Mass
no.6 in Eb, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, Mozart's Kyrie and Rossini's Stabat Mater. She can be heard on Wouter Kellerman's 2016Grammy nominated album, “Love Language,” on the opening track, “Aishwarya” (solo at 2:28).
Mandy has an eye for photography (check out the background photos on her website from her trip to Africa), and makes custom beaded jewelry in her spare time. She believes whole-heartedly that true happiness resides in trampolines and chocolate chip milkshakes.
Artist website: www.amandalcompton.com
"For the Love of Music Since 1866"