Amanda Windred hails from Tamworth, the Country Music Capital of Australia, however whilst a country girl at heart, she lives and breathes the opera world.

Amanda has had quite the colourful career, starting off with Music Theatre and Jazz, until she was accepted at the Queensland (QLD) Conservatorium of Music. Whilst at the QLD Conservatorium of Music, Amanda was under the tutelage of Margaret Schindler and performed in roles such as The China Cup in L’enfant et les Sortileges, Juno in a parody of Orpheus in the Underworld, cover for Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as chorus and cameo roles in university productions and L’Orfeo, in conjunction with the Queensland Opera for the Queensland Music Festival.

Amanda moved to Sydney to study an Advanced Diploma of Opera and Graduate Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tutelage of Dr. Rowena Cowley. Whilst at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Amanda performed in the chorus for Les Mammelles di Tirésias,Il Campanello di Notte and the roles of Marianna in Il Signor Bruschino, Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Le Loup & Le Soeur Cadette in Les Malheurs d’Orphée, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Rezia in Gluck’s La rencontre imprevue, and Public Opinion in Offenbach’s Orphee aux Enfers.

Outside of University whilst in Sydney, Amanda joined the Young Artist program for Pacific Opera (Australia) and performed the role of the Third Lady in their production of The Magic Flute in Sydney and Canberra as well as concert performances including at Golden Vale and NSW Parliament House.

Amanda returned to Brisbane after working with Professor Lisa Gasteen (AO) at the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School in 2012, to complete a Masters of Music Studies with academic excellence at the QLD Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Lisa Gasteen (AO).

Whilst at the QLD Conservatorium of Music, Amanda Windred received the Elizabeth Muir postgraduate singing Prize, performed the role of Marcellina in the QLD Conservatorium’s September Production of Le Nozze di Figaro, and was the recipient of the Val Vallis Memorial Scholarship which funded her tuition fees for the 2013 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.

In 2014, Amanda joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the Baton of David Robertson, to perform the Zweite Magd in their production of Elektra by Strauss. Amanda Windred also joined the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, under the Baton of Johannes Fritzsch, to perform La luce Langue from Macbeth by Verdi in the Food of love concert.

Late 2014, Amanda was the 1st Reserve Finalist for the Sydney Eisteddfod’s Opera and Arts Support Group, winner of “The Best Wagner song or Aria”, and was a Finalist in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria Competition, Amanda Windred then joined Opera Northwest for “Opera at Langford” a concert full of favourite Opera arias and ensembles in Walcha NSW.

In 2015, Amanda went to Vero beach Florida in April, to perform in the Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition.

Amanda joined Opera Australia in July, as Cover for the title role in Turandot for their winter season. Amanda was a finalist for both the Sydney Eisteddfod's McDonalds Operatic Aria Competition and the Opera and Arts Support Group section, as well as a Semi-Finalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos.

In 2016, Amanda went to the Miami Summer Music Festival to be apart of the Apprentice Program, where she performed the role of Mrs. Grose in Britten's Turn of the Screw. Amanda returned back to Australia with a fantastic review from the El Nuevo Herald which translates to: "Brilliant from beginning to end. Payne was supported with excellence by Amanda Windred as Mrs. Grose." "They all more than deserved the long standing ovation that crowned their work. A production undoubtedly up to par with other more costly ones in famous stages."