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NOTE FROM AMANDA

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

I'm right in the middle of 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! 

I opened the season with Le nozze di Figaro at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, my home opera house. It was such a luxury to be able to sleep in my own bed and make art with fantastic colleagues every day! 

I also revisited the Countess this season in Spain, where I made my debut in Oviedo, and I'll return to Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera this spring. If you missed our Figaro Live in HD broadcast in cinemas last season, it's now also available via Met Opera on Demand and for purchase and rental on iTunes!

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Up next is Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric. I sang my first Marschallin in Frankfurt last season and I just don't think more glorious music exists! The rest of the season promises to be just as exciting – 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!
 

 

REVIEWS

The first reviews are out for Amanda's Marschallin in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Der Rosenkavalier!

Majeski was an intriguing Marschallin, projecting gracious authority [as] she sang with a strong, bright, expressive tone. Her seamless lyricism in the opera’s introspective moments conveyed the Marschallin’s essential goodness of heart.
— Chicago Sun-Times
Majeski carried herself with great poise and grace as she lofted creamy tone and ravishing pianissimos into the stratosphere.
— Chicago Tribune

Amanda earned rave reviews for her portrayals of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at both Lyric Opera of Chicago and Ópera de Oviedo!

Majeski’s soprano is both luminous and ringing, and in the heart-breaking aria “Dove sono,” she moved convincingly from aching despair to a firm resolve to recapture the Count’s affection.
— Musical America
Amanda Majeski’s Countess Almaviva proved the high point of the evening. She inhabited her role in such a way that its essence was illuminated. Majeski exuded a radiant humanity [and] her account of the fiendishly difficult “Dove sono” was notable for poise and polish, luminously sung and launched with a grandly phrased, deeply felt recitative. In a still young career, Majeski has moved from strength to strength...
— GBOpera Magazine

NOTEWORTHY

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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..."
 

 

UP NEXT

Amanda makes her American role debut as the elegantly alluring Marschallin in the deliciously extravagant Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Strauss delicately explores love, sex, fidelity, and aging in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy.

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FEATURES

Photo credit: Lucy Hewett / CS Modern Luxury

Photo credit: Lucy Hewett / CS Modern Luxury

Read "The Lady's Back" – and learn which character Amanda would most like to have coffee with – in the September 2015 issue of CS Modern Luxury, and check out Schmopera's Spotlight on Amanda!