Amanda Majeski | Vocal Coach
Ms. Majeski is on the voice Faculty at DePaul University and has garnered accolades for her many and diverse roles at major international and U.S. operas houses including the Metropolitan Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Washington National Opera, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires, Argentina),Oper Frankfort, Opernhaus Zurich, Teatro Real in Madrid, Semperoper Dresden, Paris Opera, Opera Philadelphia and Pittsburg Opera.
Her many roles include Fiordilgi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Vitellia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Eva in Kasper Holten’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Countess Madeleine in Capriccio, Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier and Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare. In addition to her operatic roles she has performed as a soloist with major symphony orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Ms. Majeski made her New York City recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation and returned for her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014. This was soon followed by her Metropolitan Opera debut on the opening night of the 2014/2015 season as Countess Almaviva in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro, which was broadcast in HD internationally and on PBS across the United States. An alumna of the Ryan Opera Center, she made her mainstage Lyric debut with only a few hours’ notice as Countess Almaviva conducted by Andrew Davis. Named “Best Breakout Star” by Chicago Magazine, she has since continued her relationship with Lyric audiences as Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and as Marta in The Passenger, hailed as a “shattering, star-making performance” by the Chicago Classical Review. She made her critically acclaimed role debut as the Marschallin in Claus Guth’s new production of Der Rosenkavalier at Oper Frankfurt, where she has also been seen as the Goose-Girl in Humperdinck’s Königskinder, Vreli in Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet, and the title role in Dvorák’s Rusalka. Ms. Majeski made her European debut at the Semperoper Dresden where her performances included new productions of Alcina and La clemenza di Tito, as well as revivals of Le nozze di Figaro and Capriccio. Her significant international debuts include the Glyndebourne Festival as Countess Almaviva and Eva, Opernhaus Zürich as Marguerite in a new production of Faust, and Teatro Real in Madrid as Vitellia in the much-acclaimed Herrmann production of La clemenza di Tito. In addition to her work New York and Chicago, she has appeared at Opera Philadelphia as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Pittsburgh Opera as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and Santa Fe Opera in Vivaldi’s Griselda as Ottone in a production by Peter Sellars. On the concert stage, Ms. Majeski debuted with Sinfonieorchester Aachen singing Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder and Mozart’s Requiem.