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Vocalists

Amanda Majeski


— Soprano

"The most astonishing was the American soprano Amanda Majeski, who made a stunning Cleopatra. With an attractive voice throughout its extended range and a triumphant technical capacity to overcome the devilish colorings that Handel imposed on her character, she added interpretations and emotional intensities of the highest level, and superlative grace and performance."
Pablo Kohan, La Nación, June 8, 2017 – Cleopatra in ‘Giulio Cesare’ at Teatro Colón

“Her vocalism harks back to a kind of singing we don’t encounter much today. If you heard her pure timbre and pristine diction on a recording, you might guess it was an opera star of the 1940s or ’50s — and a fine one. Her singing has a reined-in quality that proves apt for the portrayal she has crafted. A slight quiver enters her voice now and again, adding a quality of wistfulness. It adds to the vulnerability she allows herself to display in her touching final scene, where she recognizes that her aesthetic elegance is a barrier to her own emotional fulfillment — an acknowledgment she bares to herself alone, out of view and earshot from anyone else.”
James M. Keller, New Mexican, July 24, 2016 - Countess in 'Capriccio' at Santa Fe Opera

“Amanda Majeski made the best Eva I have heard in years, true of pitch and pure of tone, comfortable in all reaches of the part and emotionally persuasive from beginning to end. The radiant B flat with which she crowned the quintet was perfection.”
Russ McDonald, Opera Magazine, June 2016 - Eva in 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' at Glyndebourne Festival

“Strauss specified that his heroine, the Marschallin, be no older than 32. Matching her real-life age to that of the character, soprano Amanda Majeski (who's 31) sang beautifully as the Marschallin… The Illinois-born Majeski carried herself with great poise and grace as she lofted creamy tone and ravishing pianissimos into the stratosphere.”
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, February 9, 2016 - Marschallin in 'Der Rosenkavalier' at Lyric Opera of Chicago

“It was brilliantly realized by Guth’s beautiful young Marschallin, the rising American soprano Amanda Majeski. She made an assured debut in this psychologically complex role, singing radiantly and looking something like Strauss’s (late-life) ideal – ‘no more than 32 years old’ – for the part.”
Hugh Canning, Opera Magazine, September 2015 - Marschallin in 'Der Rosenkavalier' at Oper Frankfurt

About

American lyric soprano Amanda Majeski is rapidly garnering critical acclaim for a voice of “silvery beauty” (Musical America) that combines “transparent fragility with soulful strength.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Amanda Majeski begins the 2017/2018 season in her debut at the Paris Opera as Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito in Willy Decker’s production conducted by Dan Ettinger. She also returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiordiligi in Phelim McDermott’s new production of Così fan tutte conducted by David Robertson. She will make a role debut as Gutrune in Götterdämmerung with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Jaap van . . .

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