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NOTE FROM AMANDA

Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!

I'm still on cloud nine from my 2016/2017 season which included singing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, as well as the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at WNO.

My 2017/18 season brings me back to places I hold dear and takes me to new places as well, and I'm very excited to share it with you all!

This season I return to the Metropolitan Opera for my house role debut as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, a role I premiered earlier this year in Omaha. I'm looking forward to revisiting this feisty character in a cast filled with old friends, and you know how I love to sing my Mozartean ladies! The production will be simulcast in cinemas around the world via the Met's Live in HD on March 31.

Speaking of Mozart, I open my season this fall with another Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito at Paris Opera, a house debut for me! Croissants, anyone?

 Countess in  Le nozze di Figaro  Photo credit: Scott Suchman / Washington National Opera

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro
Photo credit: Scott Suchman / Washington National Opera

This season also features another role debut for me! I will portray the role of the Composer in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at Santa Fe Opera. Though it's often performed by mezzos these days, the role was actually premiered by a soprano, and I'm very interested in stepping outside the box to explore a new kind of character I don't normally get to play! 

 Donna Elvira in  Don Giovanni  Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography / Opera Philadelphia

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography / Opera Philadelphia

My season continues with two Wagner roles: Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Gutrune in Wagner's Götterdämmerung with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, another house debut for me! This performance will also be recorded for release as part of a full Ring Cycle on Naxos Records.

In the spring, I return to my alma mater, the Curtis Institute of Music, to perform a program very dear to my heart: Strauss’ Four Last Songs at Verizon Hall, accompanied by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and fellow alumna, Karina Canellakis.

See what I'm up to when I'm on the road, and follow me on social media! 
 

 

RECENT REVIEWS

Amanda's performances of “Four Last Songs” with the Curtis Orchestra and as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at The Metropolitan Opera earned raves!

Soprano Amanda Majeski, [was] commanding with a pleasing sound, [and] was able to shade meaning by changing her colors.
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ms. Majeski’s lustrous, focused voice and Ms. Malfi’s mellower tones blend beautifully in the scene, set on the boardwalk with a Ferris wheel and roller coaster in the distance.
— The New York Times
The fairground, 1950s Coney Island setting…lent some gorgeous imagery, not least Amanda Majeski’s Fiordiligi circling on a Ferris wheel for her great aria, ‘Per pietà.’
— The New York Times
Amanda Majeski brought a bright, focused soprano…to Fiordiligi; her introspective “Per pietà, ben mio, perdona” was a masterpiece of subtle coloration.
— The Wall Street Journal
Amanda Majeski sings Fiordiligi’s aria ‘Per pietà’ as she is hoisted aloft in a balloon ride...and Majeski makes it bloom with self-doubt and regret. Alone with her thoughts, she drifts up and away, her silvery voice shooting higher as her body returns to earth...exquisite.
— New York Magazine
In Act Two the high point, both literally and figuratively, is Fiordiligi’s aria ‘Per pietà, ben mio, perdona,’ sung superbly by Majeski while floating in a hot-air balloon.
— Financial Times
Majeski especially glows in her two arias, skipping across a two-octave range and floating weightlessly through her high notes.
— Theater Mania
 

NEXT UP

Amanda sings Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

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FEATURES

Amanda appeared on Classic Talk for an introspective interview with Bing and Dennis.

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

Read Amanda's Alumni Spotlight feature in the Curtis Institute of Music Overtones magazine.