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PABYAN, AMANDA

Lecturer II - Voice

FIXED-TERM FACULTY

Biography

Soprano Amanda Pabyan has been acclaimed for her technical ability, power and her multi-shaded performances of eclectic repertoire spanning the compositions of Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss, and Britten.

Dr. Pabyan made her Metropolitan Opera debut as theformidable Queen of the Night in Mozart's Die Zauberflöteunder the baton of James Levine. She has also appeared on the operatic stage with Washington National Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Atelier, and Arizona Opera. Moving into more dramatic repertoire, Dr. Pabyan made her role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata and Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio at the Shippensburg Festival, and made an appearance in Guatemala performing Mahler's Rückert Lieder. Recently she appeared with the Malmö SymfoniOrkester for performances of Verdi's Requiem, Madrid's RTVE Orchestra for Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder, OrquestaSinfónica de Euskadi for Verdi's Requiem, and the Dresden Philharmonic for Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

On the concert stage, Dr. Pabyan has appeared with the Seattle Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, New Haven Symphony and the National Symphony of Guatemala. Also active with opera and choral festivals, she has appeared with the Cincinnati May Festival, Lyrique-en Mer, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and La Folle Journée Festival in Japan. Her collaborators have included such notable conductors as James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Martin Pearlman, Leon Botstein and Gerard Schwartz.‚Äč

 

Recent Scholarships

Recordings: “Nel Dolce dell’Oblio: Italian Cantatas and German Arias” (Handel, period instruments, Callisto Records, 2005); Moravec “Music Awake” (Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, recorded April 2016 with a scheduled release date Winter 2016)

Radio Broadcasts: Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte" (Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast, February 2007); Fiordiligi in Mozart’s "Cosi fan tutte"(Lyrique-en-Mer Festival, Radio France, August 4, 2010); Soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Hör mein bitten” (Lyrique-en-Mer Festival, Radio France, August 3, 2010) 

DMA: 2014, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
MM: 2002, Boston University
BM: 1999, Rutgers University
• The influence of "commedia dell'arte" on opera libretti
• Evolution of the German Fach System as pertaining to the works of Richard Strauss

Courses Taught

• Applied Voice Lessons
• Music in Society
• Techniques for the Singing Actor
• Music and Cartoons
• Song Repertoire