Amanda Majeski (Opera ’09)
Amanda Majeski has earned acclaim for a voice of “silvery beauty” (Musical America) that is “ample and expressive” (New York Times). In 2018 Ms. Majeski returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiordiligi in a new production of Così fan tutte. Also this season, she debuted at Paris Opera as Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic as Gutrune in Götterdämmerung.
Ms. Majeski has appeared as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Glyndebourne Festival, Semperoper Dresden, and Washington National Opera; Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Semperoper Dresden; Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at Oper Frankfurt; and Marguerite in Faust at Zürich Opera.
Ms. Majeski’s roles at the Lyric Opera of Chicago also include Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and as Marta in Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger. At Oper Frankfurt she has sung the title role in Dvořák’s Rusalka, the Goose-Girl in Humperdinck’s Königskinder, and Vreli in Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet. She has appeared at Opera Philadelphia as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, at Pittsburgh Opera as Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, at Santa Fe Opera as Ottone in in Vivaldi’s Griselda, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Ms. Majeski holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Northwestern University.