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Vocalists

Amanda Majeski


— Soprano

"One of the greatest operatic experiences of my life...[Majeski] performed the title role with a commitment and accuracy that means she should be besieged by the casting moguls of the world. She has a warm, rich tone when it is needed...and her acting was just as powerful as her singing...As with Callas and so few other singers, every gesture was dictated by the music."
Michael Tanner, The Spectator, February 9, 2019 - Title role in 'Káta Kabanová' with Royal Opera House

"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."
Richard Morrison, The Times (UK), February 6, 2019 - Title role in 'Káta Kabanová' with Royal Opera House

“Amanda Majeski brought a bright, focused soprano to Fiordiligi; her introspective ‘Per pietà, ben mio, perdona’ was a masterpiece of subtle coloration.”
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2018 - Fiordiligi in 'Così fan tutte' at the Metropolitan Opera

“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

“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)

In the 2018-2019 season, Amanda Majeski makes her Royal Opera House-Covent Garden debut as the title role in Káta Kabanová in a new production by Richard Jones and conducted by Edward Gardner. She makes her house debut and role debut at the Stuttgart Opera in a new Krzysztof Warlikowski production of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride and returns to Santa Fe Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan . . .

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