"Amanda Zory has a well-placed voice with a solid chest register. She plants herself solidly and delivers!"
"...holds the listener's attention from beginning to end with magnetism and presence."
The Wagner Society of New York
"...Amanda Zory as Ortrud, delivered standout performances in the semi stage encircling the orchestra below..."
The Sophia News
"In Lohengrin, soprano Amanda Zory brought a strong physical presence to her role of the vengeful sorceress, Ortrud!"
Palm Beach Arts Paper
“...a stunning voice and amazing use of facial expressions...Zory contributed yet another outstanding performance!!.”
"Big beautiful voice! ...what we liked about Ms. Zory, other than her richly textured instrument, was her total commitment to whatever role she sang. As the seduced and abandoned Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, she was totally convincing in her revenge seeking aria (O Signore vi mando)"
Voce di Meche
Soprano Amanda Zory has been hailed as, “the real deal!” by Maestro James Conlon. A recent winner of the DictionBuddy German competition, this 2020-2021 season includes portraying excerpts of Abigaille (Nabucco) and Aida in the Metropolitan Opera Guild's "Viva Verdi Showcase” at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of Lincoln Center, Carnegie - Weill Hall with songs by Charles Griffes, virtual concerts celebrating South American composers with pianist Walter Aparicio, collaborating with composer David Pearson on a brand new song cycle, and operatic guest lectures with Macaulay Honors College, City College, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Queens College, and Lehman College.
The 2018-2019 season’s engagements include portraying excerpts of Lady Macbeth, Senta, and Turandot in the Metropolitan Opera Guild showcase, “A Royal Day at the Opera” at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of Lincoln Center, Carnegie – Zankel Hall debut as featured artist with The Association of Classical Musicians and Artists (ACMA), Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder at the National Opera Center (ACMA), Ortrud in Wagner’s Lohengrin under the direction of Maestro Michael Rossi and the 95-piece orchestra of the Miami Music Festival at the New World Center, the title role in Puccini’s Turandot at the National Opera Center Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in Philadelphia, grant awardee with The Wagner Society of New York , 2nd place winner of the New Jersey State Opera – Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, and guest lectures in opera with Macaulay Honors College, Hunter College and Brooklyn College.
Additional roles performed: Maddalena de Coigny in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier, Elisabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo, Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Götterdammerung, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Lady Bird in Mollicone’s Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land, Alida Slade in Ward’s Roman Fever, and excerpts from Wagner's Die Walküre and Verdi’s Macbeth as Brünnhilde and Lady Macbeth respectively.
An avid performer of new music, Ms. Zory has premiered several roles with New York Opera Fest, Hunter Opera Theatre at the Kaye Playhouse, New Works with The Dimenna Center for Classical Music, soloist with the Nouveau Classical Project (NCP), and Metropolis Opera Project. Noted television appearances have been with MTV Network, MNN.org
“The Manhattan Classical and Opera Series”, and CUNY Television.
Ms. Zory is an alumna of the Juilliard School, Ithaca College, and CUNY Hunter College. She studies with Pamela Kucenic and coaches with Carole Farley.