Review in El Comercio: "The American soprano Amanda Majeski has a deep understanding of the role of the Countess Almaviva, which imbues it with an extraordinary delicacy. Her Countess has the melancholic touch of a woman in love, forced to lie and engage in intrigue in order to to return to the arms of her Count. Especially in 'Porgi amor' and 'Dove sono' she achieves a very beautiful rendering. She was much applauded and sang with a Mozartian voice of the highest quality." (Oviedo, Spain)
Review on Showbiz Chicago: "In the iconic role of Marshallian, Amanda Majeski is perfection in every way. Not only is the voice outstanding but she possesses the regal bearing of royalty and bring much pathos to the role (the end of Act 1 being especially poignant)." (Chicago, IL)
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Review in Chicago Stage Standard: "What redeems the production is the pathos of seeing performances fresh as dewdrops imprisoned in a dusty mausoleum. Amanda Majeski, who triumphed as the countess Almaviva in Figaro earlier this season, sings with such tenderness as to render the German language beautiful." (Chicago, IL)
Review in Chicago Sun-Times: "His adoring, long-suffering, elegant wife, Countess Almaviva is Illinois-born soprano Amanda Majeski. The Countess’ pain is dealt with comically early on as she gorges sweets on the gargantuan bed she once shared with her husband. But some of the opera’s most moving moments (and most exquisite singing) come when she recalls the joys of her earlier days of passion with the Count..." (Chicago, IL)
Meeting violence with a violin at a West Bank checkpoint
“Children of Al Kamandjati had begun to wear their music as a kind of armour.” One girl’s impromptu violin performance during what began as an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous encounter at a flying checkpoint near Bethlehem.
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Corinne Winters stars in a new English National Opera production of La bohème.
I found this little project on another blog here: Under the Table and Dreaming. Use this photostream (Leo Reynold's PhotoStream ) to find the letters and arrange them in a collage generator or photoshop software. Then print and frame.
Matthew Worth stars as the titular JFK in the hotly anticipated new David T. Little and Royce Vavrek world premiere at Fort Worth Opera.
Jamie Barton returns to the Metropolitan Opera, bringing her celebrated Giovanna Seymour to the Met's Anna Bolena, alongside Sondra Radvanovsky.
Review in Chicago Tribune: ""Luca Pisaroni and Amanda Majeski are both fine Mozarteans... Majeski sings with her customary poise, her creamy soprano blending beautifully with that of German soprano Christiane Karg." (Chicago, IL)
"Pourquoi me reveiller," "Werther," Massenet, Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, 2010