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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!

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro Photo credit: Scott Suchman / Washington National Opera

Countess in Le nozze di Figaro
Photo credit: Scott Suchman / Washington National Opera

In the fall, I returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. She is such a fascinating character – I loved singing her in Philadelphia in 2014, and I'm really excited to have had another opportunity with the role.

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography / Opera Philadelphia

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography / Opera Philadelphia

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!

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!
 

 

CASTING NEWS

Amanda will make her Paris Opera debut in the 2017/18 season! She will sing Vitellia, one of her signature roles, in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, alongside Ramón Vargas in a Willy Decker production. 

She will debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, as Gutrune in Wagner's epic Götterdämmerung, under the baton of Jaap van Zweden.

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.

To kick off the season, Amanda will make her Hollywood Bowl debut as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

She will close the season with a return to Santa Fe Opera as the Composer in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, with James Gaffigan conducting.

 

REVIEWS

Amanda's role debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte received critical acclaim:

Fiordiligi was exquisitely sung by Amanda Majeski, whose voice, graceful shaping of phrases, and even tone were stunning throughout the performance, especially in ‘Per pieta.’ The duets between the sisters were transcendent: Majeski and Fons sang with such consonance of breath, dynamic, phrasing, and emotion it was as if they were one voice singing in perfect harmony with itself...graceful and pure vocalism.
— Opera News
Fiordiligi’s aria ‘Per pieta’ was nothing short of mastery. If you didn’t cry, you may not be human. Majeski was able to jump an octave and a half while nailing pitches, portraying remorse and maintaining the effortless quality necessary for Mozart. She managed to flawlessly execute soft regret spiraling into harsh sorrow within seconds.
— Daily Nonpareil
 

UP NEXT

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.

Learn more >

 

FEATURES

Amanda appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.

Read "The Lady's Back" – and learn which character Amanda would most like to have coffee with – in CS Modern Luxury, and check out Schmopera's Spotlight on Amanda!

Photo credit: Lucy Hewett / CS Modern Luxury

Photo credit: Lucy Hewett / CS Modern Luxury