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NOTE FROM AMANDA

Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!

I can't believe the 2016/17 season is almost over! It's been a special one for me, as I've been able to spend much of the season exploring some of Mozart's most beautiful music and beloved heroines.

First, I made my debut in Washington, D.C., where I opened the Washington National Opera season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. I feel so lucky to have performed in the legendary Kennedy Center, and with such fantastic colleagues!

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro Photo credit: Scott Suchman / Washington National Opera

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro
Photo credit: Scott Suchman / Washington National Opera

In the fall, I returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. She is such a fascinating character – I loved singing her in Philadelphia in 2014, and I'm really excited to have had another opportunity with the role.

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography / Opera Philadelphia

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography / Opera Philadelphia

I'm very glad to have gotten my first crack at Fiordiligi in Opera Omaha's Così fan tutte. It's a fiendishly difficult role, but Mozart writes so well for the voice, and I've always enjoyed those Mozart roles where the vocal line jumps around a lot. It's great fun to play all those different emotions!

I've just used every emotion I could think of to play Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was such an exciting challenge to tackle, and I had a blast exploring the city!

I closed out the season in a very special way, performing as Halka at the Bard Music Festival. This opera is considered Poland's first great opera, but it's rarely performed abroad. I'm so happy to have had the chance to work in the musical language of my heritage!

To help me stay connected while I'm on the road, I've entered the world of social media – I'd love you to connect via the icons below!
 

 

CASTING NEWS

Amanda will make her Paris Opera debut in the 2017/18 season! She will sing Vitellia, one of her signature roles, in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, alongside Ramón Vargas in a Willy Decker production. 

She will debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, as Gutrune in Wagner's epic Götterdämmerung, under the baton of Jaap van Zweden.

She will also return to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Fiordiligi in a new Phelim McDermott production of Mozart's Così fan tutte, set in Coney Island in the 1950s. The production will be simulcast in cinemas around the world via the Met's Live in HD.

She will close the season with a return to Santa Fe Opera as the Composer in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, with James Gaffigan conducting.

 

REVIEWS

Amanda's role debut as Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare earned raves!

Amanda Majeski is a great Cleopatra, intense and volatile. Her aria “Piangerò la sorte mia” was of paralyzing beauty.
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The most astonishing was the American soprano Amanda Majeski, who made a stunning Cleopatra. With an attractive voice throughout its extended range and a triumphant technical capacity to overcome the devilish colorings that Handel imposed on her character, she added interpretations and emotional intensities of the highest level, and superlative grace and performance.
— La Nación
Nothing would be the same without the talent of that Cleopatra, the versatile American soprano Amanda Majeski, who passes with equal brilliance through all registers – from the lascivious and mocking speculator of the beginning to the suffering and selfless lover of the end, in a typically baroque progression. The cast selection is impeccable, shining from end to end.
— Clarín
A pleasant surprise was the American soprano Amanda Majeski, who dazzled as Cleopatra. With beautiful scenic and powerful presence as an actress, she showed homogeneity of timbre, exquisite technique, perfect handling of the colorings, intensities, and attractive vocal color.
— Mundo Clásico
 

JUST ON

Amanda joined the Bard Music Festival for a performance of the first great Polish opera: Moniuszko's Halka, a work too frequently underrated outside Poland. Amanda performed opposite Aubrey Allicock and Miles Mykkanen in a Mary Birnbaum production.

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FEATURES

Amanda appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.

Read "The Lady's Back" – and learn which character Amanda would most like to have coffee with – in CS Modern Luxury, and check out Schmopera's Spotlight on Amanda!