Curtis Institute Graduate Amanda Majeski To Make Early Metropolitan Opera Debut

Amanda Majeski.  Photo by Dario Acosta

Amanda Majeski. Photo by Dario Acosta

The esteemed Curtis Institute of Music has yet another reason to celebrate: one of their graduates, soprano Amanda Majeski, will be making her Metropolitan Opera debut a little early this September as the Countess in the company’s new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.

It was announced today that Majeski, initially scheduled to sing the role in December, will be performing the Countess for all performances of the opera, replacing Marina Poplavskaya, who has withdrawn from the production due to illness. This marks not only Majeski’s Met Opera debut, but also her Met Opera Opening Night debut, a major milestone for a young performer.

Philadelphia opera audiences are no stranger to Majeski’s beautiful voice: she most recently appeared in Opera Philadelphia‘s production of Don Giovanni, and has appeared in a number of Curtis opera productions, including La Rondine, Ainadamar, Iolanta, and La Voix Humaine. An internationally-known artist, Majeski has also performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Glyndebourne Festival, and Oper Frankfurt, amongst others.

For those who can’t make a trip to New York, the Met Opera’s Live in HD series will broadcast Le Nozze di Figaro at several Philadelphia movie theaters on October 18 at 12:55PM. For more information, visit the Live in HD website. For more information about the production at the Met, you can visit here. Fans can follow Majeski on Twitter and “like” her on Facebook.

You can also listen to the following clip of Majeski in the Semperoper Dresden production of Handel’s Alcina. What a voice!