Season Highlights

  • Bringing her Straussian expertise with her debut with the Nürnberger Symphoniker singing his “Vier letzte Lieder”

  • House role debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • Debut with the New York Philharmonic as a soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor under the direction of Jaap van Zweden

  • Reprisals of her critically-acclaimed performances as the title role in Káťa Kabanová and in The Passenger

Career Highlights

  • Made Metropolitan Opera debut on opening night of 2014/15 season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro under Maestro James Levine

  • Debuted at Lyric Opera of Chicago as a last-minute replacement for the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro under Sir Andrew Davis

  • Performed as Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera of Chicago alongside Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani

  • Carnegie Hall solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall

  • Featured on recording of Humperdinck's Königskinder with Oper Frankfurt

Biographical Info

  • Born on October 20, 1984

  • Raised in Chicago suburb Gurnee

  • Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Northwestern University

  • Master of Music in Opera from Curtis Institute of Music

  • Alumna of Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • Lives in Chicago with her husband, bass-baritone Sam Handley


  • Tap danced professionally

  • Is an only child of 100% Polish ancestry

  • Favorite singer of all time is Whitney Houston

Photo credit: Fay Fox

Photo credit: Fay Fox

Critical Acclaim

  • "As the Countess, Amanda Majeski...turn[ed] in a commanding performance. Majeski combined sumptuous yet stylish phrasing and glamorous vocalism to present a youthful, impetuous, passionate Countess." Opera News

  • "Amanda Majeski's Countess is dignified and moving; her performance of 'Porgi Amor' is poised but deeply reflective and a great showcase for her rich, resonant soprano." Financial Times

  • "Soprano Amanda Majeski 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

  • "Majeski brings fearless vocalism and feistiness... Her technique is equal to the murderous demands of Vitellia's bravura arias, not least the huge vocal leaps and plunges..." Chicago Tribune

  • "Most dazzling to these ears was the Donna Anna of soprano Amanda Majeski, a performance marked by refined power, effortless dynamic control and warm tonal color. Everything she did commanded attention..." San Francisco Chronicle

  • "Soprano Amanda Majeski is one of the most ideal interpreters of this main character available. She surpasses the most celebrated Marschallin of our day, even with technique and soulful expression.” Deutschlandradio Kultur