ABOUT THE ARTIST
Soprano Amanda Castellone, a native of Charleston, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from Arizona State University. An active performer of opera, recital, and oratorio, she has performed on many Charleston stages, including the Gaillard Auditorium with the Charleston Symphony, the North Charleston Performing Arts Center with the North Charleston Pops Orchestra, and the Rose Maree Myers Theater with the Charleston Concert Band. She performed extensively
as a soloist with Scottsdale Musical Arts; favorite concerts include Missa in C Minor, K. 427/417a (Mozart) and Messiah (Handel). Favorite opera roles include the First Handmaiden in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot with Arizona Opera, Despina (Così fan Tutte), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), and Frasquita (Carmen). Dr. Castellone holds a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Biology from Wake Forest University. While at Wake Forest, she debuted the role of Silvia in the world premiere of Manuel García’s salon opera L’isola disabitata (1831). She is an Instructor of Music of the College of Charleston and is the Assistant Director of Opera. At the College of Charleston, along with teaching voice, Dr. Castellone carries a heavy administrative load and is the head of student registration in the
department, curator of department social media, and manager of the department website. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity and is the District Governor of the South Carolina chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Fostering the growth of young musicians is one of her favorite activities.