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NOTE FROM AMANDA

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

I can't believe the 2016/17 season is in full swing! It's a special one for me, as I get to spend much of the season exploring some of Mozart's most beautiful music and beloved heroines.

First, I made my debut in Washington, D.C., where I opened the Washington National Opera season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. I feel so lucky to have performed in the legendary Kennedy Center, and with such fantastic colleagues!

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

In the fall, I returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. She is such a fascinating character – I loved singing her in Philadelphia in 2014, and I'm really excited to have had another opportunity with the role.

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

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

I'm very excited to have just gotten my first crack at Fiordiligi in Opera Omaha's Così fan tutte. It's a fiendishly difficult role, but Mozart writes so well for the voice, and I've always enjoyed those Mozart roles where the vocal line jumps around a lot. It's great fun to play all those different emotions!

I'll have to use every emotion I can think of to play Cleopatra when I close out the season in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's a challenge I'm excited to tackle! 

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!
 

 

NEWS

Amanda will make her Paris Opera debut in the 2017/18 season! She will sing Vitellia, one of her signature roles, in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, alongside Ramón Vargas in a Willy Decker production. 

She will also return to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Fiordiligi in a new Phelim McDermott production of Mozart's Così fan tutte, set in Coney Island in the 1950s.

To kick off the season, Amanda will make her Hollywood Bowl debut as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

 

REVIEWS

Amanda's debut at Washington National Opera as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro received critical acclaim:

The poised, elegant and moving performance of soprano Amanda Majeski...was a picture-perfect Rosina, willowy, dignified, yet deeply emotional and still eager to reclaim her lost love. Vocally, Ms. Majeski’s interpretation was warm, loving, and well-rounded, yet also gripping. She sinuously intertwined her voice with Mozart’s lovely music and Da Ponte’s beautiful libretto, creating a flesh-and-blood character that instantly grabbed and held the audience’s heart.
— CDN
Rosina’s fragility and deep sadness are brought out in a stunning performance by Amanda Majeski... When [Oropesa and Majeski] take the stage together, audiences cannot fail to be moved.
— DC Metro Theater Arts
Majeski sings with the crystalline beauty of a sorrowful Snow Queen. It’s a rare moment of magic...
— DC MetroWeekly
 

JUST ON

Amanda made her highly anticipated role debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte with Opera Omaha. The role rounded out her trio of Mozart heroines, along with Figaro's Countess and Giovanni's Donna Elvira, this season. The Così cast also featured Emily Fons as Dorabella, Jonathan Boyd as Ferrando, and Alexander Elliott as Guglielmo, with Steven White conducting.

Read reviews >

 

FEATURES

Amanda appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.

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

Photo credit: Lucy Hewett / CS Modern Luxury

Photo credit: Lucy Hewett / CS Modern Luxury