American soprano Amanda Majeski makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Katya (Katya Kabanova).
Majeski studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Northwestern University, and was a member of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the Gerdine Young Artist Program with Opera Theatre of St Louis and the Steans Institute at Ravinia. She has a particular specialism in Mozart and Strauss soprano roles. Her opera appearances have included Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Goose-girl (Königskinder), Rusalka, Vreli (A Village Romeo and Juliet) and the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) for Frankfurt Opera, Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) for Paris Opéra, Countess Madeleine (Capriccio) for Santa Fe Opera and Semperoper Dresden, Vitellia, Marta (Die Passagierin) and the Marschallin for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) for the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires and Countess Almaviva for Washington National Opera and Ópera de Oviedo. In the UK she has sung Countess Almaviva and Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for Glyndebourne Festival. In 2018 she made her debut at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts as Eva.
Majeski’s concert performances include Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder and Mozart’s Requiem with Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the Curtis Orchestra, Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mahler’s Symphony no.4 with the Quad City Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and a 2014 solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall.