NOTE FROM AMANDA
Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!
I have a 2015-2016 season full of gorgeous repertoire – Strauss, Mozart, and even some Wagner – at some of my favorite houses. I'm a very lucky soprano!
We are opening the season with Le nozze di Figaro here at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, my home opera house. It's such a luxury to be able to sleep in my own bed and make art with fantastic colleagues every day!
I'll also revisit the Countess this season in Spain, where I'll make my debut in Oviedo, and in my return to the Metropolitan Opera. If you missed our Figaro Live in HD broadcast in cinemas last season, it's now also available via Met Opera on Demand!
The rest of the season promises to be just as exciting – Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric, Capriccio at Santa Fe Opera, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Glyndebourne Festival. 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!
Amanda's season opens with a return to the role where she made her surprise lead role debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2010. She will sing the Countess in a new Barbara Gaines production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro alongside Luca Pisaroni as the Count, Christiane Karg as Susanna, Adam Plachetka as Figaro, and Rachel Frenkel as Cherubino. Henrik Nánási conducts Mozart's masterpiece of mistaken identities, morals, and manners.