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!
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 will make her Washington National Opera debut on opening night of the 2016/17 season, bringing her acclaimed Countess in Le nozze di Figaro to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Conducted by James Gaffigan, the cast also includes Lisette Oropesa as Susanna, Joshua Hopkins as Count Almaviva, and Ryan McKinny as the titular Figaro.
Amanda will return to the Metropolitan Opera in the 2016/17 season in her house debut as Donna Elvira. Fabio Luisi will conduct Mozart's Don Giovanni, also starring Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role, Matthew Rose as Leporello, Malin Byström as Donna Anna, Ramón Vargas as Don Ottavio, Nadine Sierra as Zerlina, and Adam Plachetka as Masetto.
Amanda will also perform as part of the 50th Anniversary Gala, celebrating the Met's golden anniversary in its home in Lincoln Center.
Amanda returned to the David McVicar production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Wagner's comedy about art and its place in society, now among the rolling hills of the Glyndebourne Festival.
Conductor: Michael Güttler
Hans Sachs: Gerald Finley
Walther von Stoltzing: Michael Schade
Eva: Amanda Majeski
Beckmesser: Jochen Kupfer
Pogner: Alastair Miles
David: David Portillo
Magdalene: Hanna Hipp
Amanda recently appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.