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