NOTE FROM AMANDA
Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!
I'm reveling in the final production 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!
The David McVicar production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which opened the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival, just wrapped up, and now I'm at Santa Fe Opera, where we've just opened Strauss's dazzling Capriccio!
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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.
Santa Fe Opera writes, "Only a master looking back on a lifetime of craft could have composed the unique, dazzling entertainment that is Capriccio – the opera that Richard Strauss called his 'conversation piece for music.'"
Amanda returns to the stunning Santa Fe Opera as the Countess, the centerpiece of a classic debate over words and music. She will be joined by the legendary mezzo Susan Graham, as well as bass-baritone David Govertsen, tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Joshua Hopkins.
Amanda recently appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.