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

The 2014-2015 season is in full swing -- I'm thrilled to have made my Metropolitan Opera debut in Le nozze di Figaro in the fall. If you weren't in the New York area, I hope you were able to join us for the Live in HD broadcast in cinemas all over the world, or were able to see the PBS Great Performances at the Met showing in January 2015!

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Photo credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

The new year is quickly approaching, and it kicks off with two exciting role debuts. First, I've joined my hometown company Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of The Passenger, currently on stage at the Civic Opera House -- my family is so happy to hear me singing in Polish!

This story of survival, perseverance, and love is an amazing and important one to tell, and I feel so lucky to be a small part of sharing it. You can view the trailer below!

Next I'll return to Frankfurt, a city that has become a musical second home over the past few years, to sing my first Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at Oper Frankfurt.

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. 

In the meantime, I'll be wishing you a wonderful winter of joy, family, and good food!

 

REVIEWS

Amanda's debut as Marta in the riveting production of The Passenger at the Lyric Opera of Chicago is earning raves!

Heading a superb ensemble, the radiant soprano Amanda Majeski makes something immensely touching of Marta’s final soliloquy in which she serenely recalls her lost friends from the camp, declaring that all who suffered must never be forgotten and those who caused their suffering must never be forgiven. Her singing is pure, shining and true. She has done nothing finer at the company that launched her international career.
— The Chicago Tribune
Soprano Amanda Majeski, a stellar alumna of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, was simply luminous as the 20-year-old Marta. Her ringing soprano glistened like Waterford crystal, combining transparent fragility with soulful strength.
— Chicago Sun-Times

CASTING

Just announced: Amanda will return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago next season for two lead roles: Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and her American debut as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier!

Immediately following Der Rosenkavalier, Amanda will return to the Metropolitan Opera for repeat performances of Le nozze di Figaro, alongside Luca Pisaroni, Isabel Leonard, Anita Hartig, and Mikhail Petrenko.

 

NEWS

Amanda spent a night out on the town with Opera News for their new "Out Late" feature – read about her adventures in the March 2015 issue.

Amanda is featured in the Chicago Sun-Times Best of 2014: Classical Music and Opera list! "Joyce DiDonato and Amanda Majeski shook the rafters and our psyches in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito..."

Get to know Amanda in this Opera News Take 5 video:

 

NOW ON STAGE

Learn more about the journey of Zofia Posmysz, Auschwitz survivor and author of the play and novella upon which The Passenger was based, and sneak a peek at the behind-the-scenes preparation of the Lyric and the artists in The Passenger.

Music of beauty and enormity…it is a perfect masterpiece…it is a hymn to humanity…to the international solidarity of those who, subjected to the most terrible evil, stood up against fascism.
— Dmitri Shostakovich

Suppressed for more than 40 years, Weinberg's gripping opera has emerged anew, electrifying audiences at Austria's Bregenz Festival and again in Warsaw and London. The action moves between two realms — from the pristine white deck of a luxury liner above to the dark horrors of the death camp below.

Guilt and denial, lies and truth, fear and courage, and love — it's all here in an artistic and emotional experience you'll never forget.

The Passenger will be performed in Polish, Czech, Russian, German, French, Yiddish, and English, as envisioned by Pountney for the world premiere in Bregenz, and is a co-production of Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa in Warsaw, English National Opera in London, and Teatro Real in Madrid.

(Text courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago