NOTE FROM AMANDA
Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!
I'm right in the middle 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!
I also revisited the Countess this season in Spain, where I made my debut in Oviedo, and I'll return to Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera this spring. If you missed our Figaro Live in HD broadcast in cinemas last season, it's now also available via Met Opera on Demand and for purchase and rental on iTunes!
Up next is Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric. I sang my first Marschallin in Frankfurt last season and I just don't think more glorious music exists! The rest of the season promises to be just as exciting – Capriccio at Santa Fe Opera and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Glyndebourne Festival. 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!
Amanda makes her American role debut as the elegantly alluring Marschallin in the deliciously extravagant Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Strauss delicately explores love, sex, fidelity, and aging in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy.