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NOTE FROM AMANDA

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

After an exciting 2017/18 season filled with Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner (including a house debut in La clemenza di Tito at Paris Opera, and singing Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the Met for the Live in HD broadcast!), I am thrilled to be returning to some of my favorite composers AND expanding my repertoire this coming season with *three* new composers: Janáček, Britten, and Gluck! 

My 2018/19 season begins with my first concert with Music of the Baroque in Chicago — I’m a Chicago girl and I’m so excited to be coming home and performing Mozart’s beautiful Requiem. Of course, not before getting some deep dish from Giordano’s!

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

I will also be performing with two Symphonies this season. First up is Beethoven’s 9 at the iconic Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony, which will also be my first time in Australia, and my 5th continent to sing on! Then, I perform my first Britten’s War Requiem in Denver with the Colorado Symphony (another new city for me)! 

This season also features two operatic role and house debuts for me! First up, I’ll be making my debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as the title role in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová. I’m so excited to “Czech” out that beautiful London scenery! After that, I get to explore some French rep at Oper Stuttgart, singing Iphigénie in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride — a language I don’t often get to sing in!

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

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

Don’t worry — my Mozart heroines aren’t going anywhere! I am delighted to be returning to my beloved Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2019 for another Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and singing with old and new friends. I can’t wait!

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RECENT REVIEWS

Amanda’s performances as the title role in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová for her Royal Opera House debut earned raves!

If there is a more compelling solo performance on the operatic stage this year than Amanda Majeski’s in the title role of Janacek’s opera, I will need a new stock of superlatives. I unhesitatingly say that you are unlikely to encounter a Katya more profoundly acted than by the American soprano, nor more strikingly sung.
— The Times
Majeski, in one of the finest house debuts of recent years, sings with remarkable commitment and radiance of tone...She sounds exquisite.
— The Guardian
Amanda Majeski’s well-rounded soprano...is so warm and glorious, the singing so outstanding, that she leaves no emotions unstirred.
— Financial Times
...a star turn worth celebrating from Amanda Majeski...exquisite singing
— The Telegraph
American soprano Amanda Majeski, making her Royal Opera debut, stands out. Her body, as expressive as her voice, outlines Katya’s blend of iron resolve and vulnerability.
— Evening Standard
In her house and role debut, Majeski gives such heartfelt commitment to the role of Kát’a that one worries how she can come back down from the emotional peaks and precipices that she scales in her performance...Majeski lurched with paradoxical fluency through Kát’a’s emotional upheavals, from insular self-denial to nascent optimism, from sweet fulfillment to utter despair. Her Act 3 confession was simultaneously disturbingly irrational and hypnotically enthralling...Majeski’s stunning vocal acting dominated this performance.
— Opera Today
...beautifully sung, with a host of appropriate colours in the rich soprano with its radiant top and full chest voice”
— The Arts Desk
 

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Amanda performs as the soloist of Strauss’ Vier letze Lieder at the Nürnberger Symphoniker.

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FEATURES

Amanda received praise for performance in the title role of Kát’a Kabanová in The Financial Times. Click below to read the full review.

Amanda appeared on the cover of Opera News for their November 2018 diva issue. Click below to read the feature.

Amanda appeared on Classic Talk for an introspective interview with Bing and Dennis.