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NOTE FROM AMANDA

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

After an exciting 2017/18 season filled with Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner (including a house debut in La clemenza di Tito at Paris Opera, and singing Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the Met for the Live in HD broadcast!), I am thrilled to be returning to some of my favorite composers AND expanding my repertoire this coming season with *three* new composers: Janáček, Britten, and Gluck! 

My 2018/19 season begins with my first concert with Music of the Baroque in Chicago — I’m a Chicago girl and I’m so excited to be coming home and performing Mozart’s beautiful Requiem. Of course, not before getting some deep dish from Giordano’s!

 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

I will also be performing with two Symphonies this season. First up is Beethoven’s 9 at the iconic Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony, which will also be my first time in Australia, and my 5th continent to sing on! Then, I perform my first Britten’s War Requiem in Denver with the Colorado Symphony (another new city for me)! 

This season also features two operatic role and house debuts for me! First up, I’ll be making my debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as the title role in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová. I’m so excited to “Czech” out that beautiful London scenery! After that, I get to explore some French rep at Oper Stuttgart, singing Iphigénie in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride — a language I don’t often get to sing in!

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

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

Don’t worry — my Mozart heroines aren’t going anywhere! I am delighted to be returning to my beloved Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019 for another Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and singing with old and new friends. I can’t wait!

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RECENT REVIEWS

Amanda’s performances with Music of the Baroque in the Mozart Requiem, and as the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos at Santa Fe Opera, earned raves!

Soprano Amanda Majeski proved most effective...her tone as full as it was warm, her lines commanding attention above all else.
— Chicago Tribune
Soprano Amanda Majeski sang with rich tone and purity.
— Classical Chicago Review
The Composer of Amanda Majeski...made a terrifically compelling case for the casting of a soprano in the role. Her voice had the requisite solidity in its lower range, but it truly soared above the staff, offering an aural correlative for the character’s youthful ardor. The vibrant sound she brought to the paean to music embodied the ‘heilige Kunst.’
— Opera News
Majeski lent a rich timbre to the part, and her dramatic presence left a mark.
— Santa Fe New Mexican
[Majeski’s Composer and Redpath’s Zerbinetta are] the stars of this production...Not only are they charismatic on their own, but they find their way to each other for a romance that practically throws off visible sparks. The fantastic performances from both women could not be more different, but come together with chemistry so exhilarating, I doubt Strauss could ever have imagined its effect on audiences an ocean and a century away.
— Santa Fe Reporter
Soprano Amanda Majeski...delivers bold, forward vocalism, but also plenty of nuance.
— The Dallas Morning News
Soprano Amanda Majeski was perfect in the trouser role...vocally flawless.
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch
[The Composer was] sung with radiant pathos by Amanda Majeski.
— Musical America
She made the audience feel the composer’s pain as her large voice encompassed the house with elegant tones.
— BroadwayWorld
Amanda Majeski ...was, on this evening, in a class by herself: her Composer was a flawless creation of youthful vulnerability and unshakable idealism, conveyed through an awkward physical manner and complete vocal confidence...Yet the true nobility of the character emerged in Ms Majeski’s stunning mid-range passages that seemed to grow even fuller and rounder as she moved up toward the higher notes.
— MundoClasico
 

NEXT UP

Amanda makes her debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as the title role in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová.

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FEATURES

Amanda appeared on the cover of Opera News for their November 2018 diva issue. Click below to read the feature.

Amanda appeared on Classic Talk for an introspective interview with Bing and Dennis.