Articles & Talks


from Opera Magazine

from other publications

selected interviews

    Mark Elder on Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust
    Coliseum, Issue 3, March 1997
    ENO magazine

all articles are reproduced with permission from their original publishers


Amanda has appeared regularly on BBC radio 3: Private Passions; In Tune; interval interviews & talks, and BBC radio 4; Front Row, Woman’s Hour, etc.


Amanda has lectured on a wide variety of musical, mostly operatic, subjects. Some were written for her lectures on Swan Hellenic cruises, hence their site-specific titles….

sample titles:

    Translating Opera

    Handel, a 21st century dramatist

    Love duets, a subversive look at Valentine’s Day

    Piazzola; a great Argentinian composer

    Villa-Lobos, Brazil’s musical voice

    Mozart in Italy

    Mozart and the sea: Idomeneo

    Mozart’s last two operas: The Magic Flute & La clemenza di Tito

    Tosca: the diva, the play, the opera

    British composers at sea: Elgar’s Sea Pictures & Vaughan-Williams’ Sea Symphony

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