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NOTE FROM AMANDA

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

The 2014-2015 season is in full swing -- I'm thrilled to have made my Metropolitan Opera debut in Le nozze di Figaro in the fall. If you weren't in the New York area, I hope you were able to join us for the Live in HD broadcast in cinemas all over the world, or were able to see our PBS Great Performances at the Met episode!

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

The new year kicks off with two exciting role debuts. First, I joined my hometown company Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of The Passenger -- my family was so happy to hear me singing in Polish!

This story of survival, perseverance, and love is an amazing and important one to tell, and I feel so lucky to have been a small part of sharing it. You can view the trailer below!

Next I'll return to Frankfurt, a city that has become a musical second home over the past few years, to sing my first Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at Oper Frankfurt.

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. 

In the meantime, I'll be wishing you a wonderful winter of joy, family, and good food!
 

 

REVIEWS

Critics raved about Amanda's debut as Marta in the riveting The Passenger at Lyric Opera of Chicago!

Heading a superb ensemble, the radiant soprano Amanda Majeski makes something immensely touching of Marta’s final soliloquy in which she serenely recalls her lost friends from the camp, declaring that all who suffered must never be forgotten and those who caused their suffering must never be forgiven. Her singing is pure, shining and true. She has done nothing finer at the company that launched her international career.
— The Chicago Tribune
Soprano Amanda Majeski, a stellar alumna of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, was simply luminous as the 20-year-old Marta. Her ringing soprano glistened like Waterford crystal, combining transparent fragility with soulful strength.
— Chicago Sun-Times

CASTING

Just announced: Amanda will return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago next season for two lead roles: Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and her American debut as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier!

Immediately following Der Rosenkavalier, Amanda will return to the Metropolitan Opera for repeat performances of Le nozze di Figaro, alongside Luca Pisaroni, Isabel Leonard, Anita Hartig, and Mikhail Petrenko.

 

NEWS

Amanda spent a night on the town with Opera News for their new "Out Late" feature – read about her adventures in the March 2015 issue.

Amanda is featured in the Chicago Sun-Times Best of 2014: Classical Music and Opera list! "Joyce DiDonato and Amanda Majeski shook the rafters and our psyches in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito..."

Get to know Amanda in this Opera News Take 5 video!
 

 

UP NEXT

Time is a strange thing. But one needn’t be afraid of time. It too is a creation of the Father, who created us all.
— The Marschallin

"Der Rosenkavalier represents the apogee of Richard Strauss's popularity, and perhaps of his life. He had a deep affection for it, a profound identification with it; in his will he stipulated that the work's sublime final trio, the greatest of his many love letters to the soprano voice, should be played at his funeral, which took place in 1949, in still war-blasted Munich. A 36-year-old Georg Solti conducted; as the soaring, overlapping lines arched out over the orchestra, each of the three singers broke down, overcome by emotion, the words, speaking of valediction and the hope of new life, unbearably poignant in the circumstances. The great comedy of love and loss, swirling with waltzes and borne aloft with an inexhaustible flow of heart-stopping melody, belonged, like the composer, to a vanished world."

Learn more in The Guardian's fascinating piece on Der Rosenkavalier.

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

During her debut run of The Passenger, Amanda spoke with the Lyric about why Marta is such an extraordinary character.

Learn more about the journey of Zofia Posmysz, Auschwitz survivor and author of the play and novella upon which The Passenger was based.