O23: Curtis Voices

Partner Presentation | September 22, 2023 4:00 p.m.

Curtis is proud to partner with Opera Philadelphia during Festival O23. Alumna Amanda Majeski (’09) will perform a recital at our historic and intimate Field Concert Hall.


Program
REBECCA CLARKE "June Twilight"
"Shy One"
"The Seal Man"
"Tiger Tiger"
NED ROREM "Early in the Morning"
"To a Young Girl"
"A Journey"
REENA ESMAIL "Rosa de Sal"
JANÁČEK “Key Aria” (excerpt), from Káťa Kabanová
FLORENCE PRICE "An April Day"
MARGARET BONDS "Hyacinth"
"Women Have Loved"
STRAUSS “Ruhe, Meine Seele!”
BERG “Die Nachtigall,” from Sieben Frühe Lieder
“Im Zimmer,” from Sieben Frühe Lieder
“Sommertage,” from Sieben Frühe Lieder
STRAUSS “Zueignung,” from 8 Gedichte aus ‘Letzte Blätter,’ Op. 10
  • September 22, 2023
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall

Artists

  • Internationally renowned American soprano Amanda Majeski is a celebrated interpreter of Mozart, Strauss, Wagner and Handel. She is also highly acclaimed for her portrayal of Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová, making her debut with that role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Best New Opera Production at the 2019 Olivier Awards), and having been described as “Katya of the moment”, following the London Symphony Orchestra concert performance conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in 2023.

    During the 2023/24 season, Majeski returns to the Teatro Real Madrid as Marta The Passenger and performs Káťa in a new production directed by Calixto Bieito at the Semperoper Dresden. Recent highlights include her return to the Teatro Real Madrid as 3rd Norn and Gutrune Götterdämmerung, her debut with the Dutch National Opera as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Káťa in concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Beethoven 9 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Vitellia La clemenza di Tito for the Opéra national de Paris.

    Majeski made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Countess Almaviva in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro, returning for a revival of Don Giovanni conducted by Fabio Luisi and new production of Così fan tutte under David Robertson. She made her mainstage debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Countess Almaviva with conductor Sir Andrew Davis, returning as Vitellia La clemenza di Tito, Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier, Marta and Donna Elvira. She sang Blanche de la Force Dialogues des Carmélites for Pittsburgh Opera, Countess Almaviva in her debut for the Washington National Opera, and Countess Madeleine Capriccio, Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos and Fiordiligi Così fan tutte for the Santa Fe Opera. Majeski made her European debut at the Semperoper Dresden, where she performed in new productions of Alcina and La clemenza di Tito, along with revivals of Le nozze di Figaro and Capriccio. She sang Countess Almaviva and Eva for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, performed the title role Rusalka and her first Marschallin for Oper Frankfurt, made her debut with the Opernhaus Zürich as Marguerite Faust, and appeared at the Staatstheater Stuttgart and Teatro Colón.

    Majeski sang Gutrune in a concert performance of Götterdämmerung with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden that was released on Naxos Records. Other concerts include Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Gustavo Dudamel) and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Strauss Vier letzte Lieder at Verizon Hall Philadelphia, National Concert Hall Dublin and with the Nürnberger Symphoniker, Berg Sieben frühe Lieder and Mozart Requiem with the Sinfonieorchester Aachen and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her many recital appearances have included Italienisches Liederbuch at 92nd Street Y with pianist Julius Drake and her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

    Majeski holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Northwestern University. She was a member of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Steans Institute at Ravinia, and is alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center. Awards include the George London Foundation Award, first prize of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation.

  • Born in Bratislava, Slovakia and raised in France and Canada, Miloš Repický has developed a diverse musical presence as pianist, conductor, chamber musician, educator, and producer. He is on the music staff at the Metropolitan Opera, where he serves as assistant conductor and prompter, played harpsichord continuo for Le nozze di Figaro, and has led the musical preparation of Jenufa, La fanciulla del West, Anna Bolena, The Death of Klinghoffer, and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, among many other operas. He has collaborated regularly with the Cleveland Orchestra for operas including Tristan und Isolde, Cunning Little Vixen, Ariadne auf Naxos, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Daphne; Vienna’s Musikverein; Luxembourg Philharmonie; Lincoln Center Festival; and the Joffrey Ballet. He works regularly with the Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, and has also worked with Houston Grand Opera, Spoleto Festival, San Francisco Opera, the Dallas Symphony, the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, and the Orquestra Sinfónica de Galicia. Mr. Repický is also the artistic director of Music for Montauk, on Long Island, N.Y.

    Credits as music director with Toronto-based Against the Grain Theatre include #UncleJohn and the development of a new, immersive work, No One’s Safe, at the Banff Centre. At Kennedy Center’s World Stages Festival, he conducted Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffo’s opera, Fallujah. He has performed chamber music and partnered singers at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Alice Tully Hall, Curtis on Tour, Carnegie Hall, Four Seasons Centre, Manchester Music Festival, Medici TV, TED, Jeunesses-Musicales de Montréal, and the Banff Centre. He is featured pianist on the Sundialtech Pictures multimedia DVD of Pierrot Lunaire. In addition to the Met’s HD, radio and SIRIUS satellite broadcasts, his performances have been heard on NPR, Performance Today, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, New York’s WQXR radio, and CUNY TV.

    Mr. Repický studied at the University of Victoria with Robin Wood and Winifred Scott Wood, at the Manhattan School of Music with Warren Jones, and is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, San Francisco Opera Center, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has served on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Yale Opera, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Chautauqua Institution, and the Castleton Festival.

    Mr. Repický joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2016 and was named the Hirsig Family Chair in Vocal Studies in 2022.

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