NOTE FROM AMANDA
Welcome — I'm so glad you've joined me here!
I can't believe the 2016/17 season is almost over! It's been a special one for me, as I've been able 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!
I'm very glad to have 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've just used every emotion I could think of to play Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was such an exciting challenge to tackle, and I had a blast exploring the city!
I closed 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 had the chance to work in the musical language of my heritage!
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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.
Amanda's role debut as Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare earned raves!
Amanda joined the Bard Music Festival for a performance of the first great Polish opera: Moniuszko's Halka, a work too frequently underrated outside Poland. Amanda performed opposite Aubrey Allicock and Miles Mykkanen in a Mary Birnbaum production.
Amanda appeared on Chicago Tonight to chat about Der Rosenkavalier and perform Strauss and Bolcom.