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!
I'm very glad to have just gotten 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 in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's a challenge I'm excited to tackle, and a city I can't wait to explore!
I'll close out the season in a very special way, performing as Halka at the Bard Music Festival. This opera is considered Poland's first great opera, but it's rarely performed abroad. I'm so happy to have the chance to work in the musical language of my heritage!
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She will also return to the Metropolitan Opera to star as Fiordiligi in a new Phelim McDermott production of Mozart's Così fan tutte, set in Coney Island in the 1950s. The production will be simulcast in cinemas around the world via the Met's Live in HD.
Amanda's role debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte received critical acclaim:
Amanda makes her Teatro Colón debut in Buenos Aires, Argentina, singing the fiery Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare. She'll appear opposite Franco Fagioli in the title role, with Martin Haselböck conducting a Pablo Maritano production.
One of the most famous couples in history, Cleopatra and Julius Caesar are the center of this beloved baroque opera, which addresses the overwhelming power of love and its political consequences. Maritano's production aims to show how love is the essential engine of history.
Amanda appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.