Soprano Amanda Majeski’s 2017/18 season will see her return to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiordiligi in the new production of Così fan tutte and to the Santa Fe Opera for her first performances as the composer in Ariadne aufNaxos. Majeski will also make three high-profile debuts, including this performance as Gutrune. She makes her first appearances at the Paris Opera as Vitellia in Willy Decker’s production of La clemenza di Tito and at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing as Eva in Kasper Holten’s new production of Die Meistersingervon Nürnberg conducted by Myung-whun Chung.
In concert, Majeski returns to Philadelphia for her first performances of Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder at Verizon Hall with the Curtis Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis. Highlights from last season included her appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in Beethoven’s ninth symphony, with conductor Gustavo Dudamel, as well as the Countess in Le nozzedi Figaro at Washington National Opera, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), and as the title role in Moniuszko’s Halka at the Bard Music Festival. She also debuted two Strauss heroines in the US after major European successes: the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Countess Madeleine in Capriccio at Santa Fe Opera.