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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 already beginning! It's going to be 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'm off to Washington, D.C., where I'll open the Washington National Opera season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. I feel so lucky to be performing in the legendary Kennedy Center, and with such fantastic colleagues!

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro
Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

Next I'll return 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 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 also very excited to get 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

 

REVIEWS

Reviews are in for Amanda's return to Santa Fe Opera as the Countess in Capriccio.

Everything revolves around the Countess. Soprano Amanda Majeski portrays her with casual charm and sincere warmth, creating a character in control of her world and secure in her situation. Politesse is so deeply imbued in her character that she carries it without the slightest self-consciousness. Majeski’s soprano is tightly focused, her intonation is spot-on and her delivery rolls forth with conversational naturalness. Her vocalism harks back to a kind of singing we don’t encounter much today. If you heard her pure timbre and pristine diction on a recording, you might guess it was an opera star of the 1940s or ’50s — and a fine one.
— Santa Fe New Mexican
Majeski sings from the heart... It’s a limpid, lucid portrayal, nowhere more distinctive than in the searching final monologue, Strauss’ most enraptured.
— Santa Fe Reporter
The rising soprano Amanda Majeski sings this touchstone Straussian role with gleaming, resonant tone and insightful musicianship...
— Financial Times
 

ON STAGE NOW

Amanda debuts at Washington National Opera in the season-opening production of  Le nozze di Figaro as the Countess, one of her signature roles. Conducted by James Gaffigan, the cast also includes Lisette Oropesa as Susanna, Joshua Hopkins as Count Almaviva, and Ryan McKinny as the titular Figaro.

Mozart's comic masterpiece comes to life through enchanting music and absurd mix-ups in a charming exploration of the perils of temptation and the triumph of love. 

 

FEATURES

Amanda recently 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