|Amanda Thane as Violetta in|
Opera Australia's La traviata
Amanda performed many roles with Opera Australia, commencing her career with the Company singing a Flower Maiden in Parsifal in 1976. Thereafter, until the mid-nineties, she performed many leading roles including Mimì, Eurydice, Maria Stuarda, Liù, Nedda, Fiordiligi, Gilda, the Countess, Pamina, Donna Elvira, the Governess, Violetta, Leïla, Valentine, Antonia and Stella - to name only a few.
Amanda was greatly admired for her beautiful voice and captivating stage presence and loved for her generous spirit and kindness that she extended to her colleagues in every opera in which she appeared.
She went on to found the not-for-profit organisation ArtSong in 2009. ArtSong's mission was to provide artists and audiences with opportunities to perform and experience a vast repertoire of the art song genre.
In 2012, Amanda was awarded an OAM for her services to the performing arts as a singer, performer and teacher.