Amanda Powell, soprano, is praised for her "inspirational and expressive singing" (Classical Candor 2017) and "abundant vocal technique" (ClevelandClassical 2018). Her performance as Messagiera in a 2018 national tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo was described as “bright-toned, charismatic and theatrically arresting” (San Francisco Chronicle 2018). Powell appears often as a soloist and serves as Artist-in-Residence with the grammy-award winning Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra (Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director). In recent seasons she has appeared as soloist in Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Handel’s Messiah

 
...the one vocal soloist who brought real electricity to the proceedings was soprano Amanda Powell as (among other roles) the messenger who first brings the news of Eurydice’s demise. Bright-toned, charismatic and theatrically arresting, she commanded the listener’s attention at every point.
— Joshua Kosman, San Francisco CHRONICLE 2018
 

Beyond her expertise in early music performance, Powell has received great acclaim for her work in early music/folk programs. She has been the lead female vocalist in Jeannette Sorrell's crossover programs "Come to the River" (national tour), "Sugarloaf Mountain - An Appalachian Gathering," (UK/Ireland tour) and “Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain - An Appalachian Christmas” (Met Museum 2018) which became a Billboard bestselling CD.  Amanda’s directing credits include Mediterranean Roots and Tarantella, exploring ancient music of the Mediterranean. Amanda has sung concerts around the world, including at concert halls in Italy, Spain, France, Mongolia and China. 


Amanda Powell became the star of the evening with a performance of the Scottish/Appalachian ballad ‘Christ Child’s Lullaby’ so tender it could make a stone cry. Or even a hard-nosed critic. It was simply one of the loveliest things I’ve ever heard.
— Mark Jordan, Seen and Heard International, December 2018