Amanda Compton LoPrest
MARY POPPINS, MARY POPPINS
Amanda is thrilled to be making her Utah Festival Opera debut! She was last seen in Francesca Zambello’s production of Candide at LA Opera with Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole, and toured with the same production at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and Opéra National de Bordeaux (Principal Ensemble/Dance Captain). She’s worked at numerous Chicago theaters including Mercury Theatre (Pippin), Theatre at the Center (42nd Street, Big Fish, Spamalot), Musical Theatre Works (The Student Prince, Brigadoon), and Drury Lane (Bye Bye Birdie, Young Frankenstein). She has also worked at Drury Lane as Assistant Music Director (Crazy For You, Mamma Mia!), and as Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer on Jared Grimes’s and Michael Heitzman’s acclaimed production of 42nd Street. She’s worked regionally at the Glimmerglass Festival (Carousel, An American Tragedy [Dance Captain], Candide [Dance Captain], The Magic Flute) and Hawaii Opera Theatre (Flying Dutchman), and is currently a regular member with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, serving as the Soprano I section leader.