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