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