Amanda Holden has written many translations for the stage, concert hall and musical theatre, several of them commissioned by ENO
Currently for ENO: Lucia di Lammermoor
Previously for ENO: La bohème, Don Giovanni; Handel’s Rodelinda and Partenope.
Notable engagements elsewhere: Madam Butterfly (adaptation for The Kings Head, 2017, originally for Raymond Gubbay and the RAH), Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice (Opera Theatre St Louis, 2018), Pascal Dusapin’s Passion (UK premiere, Music Theatre Wales, 2018) and Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen (Munich, 2019). Her librettos include Bliss for Brett Dean (Opera Australia), and The Silver Tassie (ENO) for Mark-Anthony Turnage (Olivier Award, Outstanding Achievement in Opera, 2001). She is also founder-editor of the Viking/Penguin Opera Guides. The 2017 edition, The Opera Guide, 100 Popular Composers, is available online.
Last updated: 19th September 2018