Amanda Majeski

Amanda Majeski


Vocalists — Soprano

“Amanda Majeski’s ravishingly sung Eva radiates disembodied beauty under the cobbler-poet Sachs’s benediction.” —Michael Church, The Independent, May 24, 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

“With regards to the noble characters, the Countess was superbly performed by Amanda Majeski, especially her “Dove sono,” perhaps the best musical moment of the night. With exquisite phrasing and great musicality, she was able to sustain the most inspired Mozartian phrases written for her character, even making them seem easy to sing. This ease is what allowed her to convey both the security and authority of her status and the fragility of the deceived and disillusioned wife.” —Alejandro G. Villalibre, Opera World, November 18, 2015 - Countess Almaviva in 'Le nozze di Figaro' at Opera de Oviedo

“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

“Ms. Majeski’s voice is ample and expressive...she sang with nuance and taste and made a vulnerable countess, a woman not just wounded but humiliated to have lost the love of her philandering husband.” —Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, September 23, 2014 - Countess Almaviva in 'Le nozze di Figaro' at the Metropolitan Opera with James Levine

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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 2015/16 season, Amanda Majeski returns to both the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago in one of her signature roles, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. She will also bring her acclaimed Countess to Spain’s Ópera de Oviedo. She debuts two Strauss heroines in the United States after major European successes: the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric and . . .

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