NOTE FROM AMANDA
Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!
I can't believe the 2016/17 season is in full swing! It's 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 made my debut in Washington, D.C., where I opened the Washington National Opera season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. I feel so lucky to have performed in the legendary Kennedy Center, and with such fantastic colleagues!
Next, I'm 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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Amanda returned to the Metropolitan Opera in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Her Donna Elvira, praised as "a revelation" (Broadway World) with "wonderful vocal and psychological specificity" (Philadelphia Inquirer), joined Malin Byström as Donna Anna, Nadine Sierra as Zerlina, Ramón Vargas as Don Ottavio, Ildar Abdrazakov as Don Giovanni, Adam Plachetka as Masetto, and Matthew Rose as Leporello. Fabio Luisi conducted the Michael Grandage production.
Amanda recently appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.