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Vocalists

Amanda Majeski


— Soprano

“Vitellia was Amanda Majeski, a soprano with confident high notes supported by a bronzed, solid middle voice. The character is unsympathetic, and Majeski did not try to make Vitellia more reasonable than Mozart and Metastasio did. She portrayed a ruthless, cruel, cunning woman, who only at the end is overwhelmed by shame and remorse, and even then, her first thought is "What will people think of me?" Her "Non più di fiori" stopped the show.”
Laura Servidei, BachTrack, November 20, 2017 - Vitellia in 'La clemenza di Tito' at Paris Opera

"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

“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)

Ms. Majeski’s 2017-18 season will see her return to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiordiligi in the new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte under David Robertson and to Santa Fe Opera for her first performances as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ comic and enchanting Ariadne auf Naxos. Ms. Majeski will also make three high-profile debuts, first bringing her Mozartean expertise to the Paris Opera . . .

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