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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! 

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera of Chicago

I also revisited the Countess this season in Spain, where I made my debut in Oviedo, and reunited with Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera. 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!

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

I also got to sing my first American run of Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric, after singing my first Marschallin in Frankfurt last season. 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, which has just opened the 2016 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!
 

 

NEWS

Amanda will make her Washington National Opera debut on opening night of the 2016/17 season, bringing her acclaimed Countess in Le nozze di Figaro to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Conducted by James Gaffigan, the cast also includes Lisette Oropesa as Susanna, Joshua Hopkins as Count Almaviva, and Ryan McKinny as the titular Figaro.

Amanda will return to the Metropolitan Opera in the 2016/17 season in her house debut as Donna Elvira. Fabio Luisi will conduct Mozart's Don Giovanni, also starring Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role, Matthew Rose as Leporello, Malin Byström as Donna Anna, Ramón Vargas as Don Ottavio, Nadine Sierra as Zerlina, and Adam Plachetka as Masetto.

Amanda will also perform as part of the 50th Anniversary Gala, celebrating the Met's golden anniversary in its home in Lincoln Center.

 

REVIEWS

Amanda's Marschallin thrilled audiences and critics in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Der Rosenkavalier.

As the Marschallin, Amanda Majeski revealed just the type of glowing soprano voice with which Strauss had a lifelong love affair; Majeski has an ample, pungent instrument with the ability to soar above the staff in long, arching lines and fine down to a thread of pianissimo with seeming effortlessness.
— Opera News
Majeski carried herself with great poise and grace as she lofted creamy tone and ravishing pianissimos into the stratosphere.
— Chicago Tribune

Amanda earned rave reviews for her portrayals of the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at both Lyric Opera of Chicago and Ópera de Oviedo.

Majeski’s soprano is both luminous and ringing, and in the heart-breaking aria “Dove sono,” she moved convincingly from aching despair to a firm resolve to recapture the Count’s affection.
— Musical America
Amanda Majeski’s Countess Almaviva proved the high point of the evening. She inhabited her role in such a way that its essence was illuminated. Majeski exuded a radiant humanity [and] her account of the fiendishly difficult “Dove sono” was notable for poise and polish, luminously sung and launched with a grandly phrased, deeply felt recitative. In a still young career, Majeski has moved from strength to strength...
— GBOpera Magazine
 

ON NOW

Amanda returns to the David McVicar production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Wagner's comedy about art and its place in society, now among the rolling hills of the Glyndebourne Festival.

Conductor: Michael Güttler
Hans Sachs: Gerald Finley
Walther von Stoltzing: Michael Schade
Eva: Amanda Majeski
Beckmesser: Jochen Kupfer
Pogner: Alastair Miles
David: David Portillo
Magdalene: Hanna Hipp 
 

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