"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
The most recent winner of The Wagner Society of New York's Ursula Springer Award and featured guest artist with PBS' "Poetry in America, Season 3 Episode 1", soprano Amanda Zory has an exciting 2022 season lined up. Performances with The Metropolitan Opera Guild in “The Puccini Showcase” at Lincoln Center, as Turandot, Tosca, and Minnie, returning to the Benderly-Kendall Opera house for a recital with the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts, concerts at Weill Hall and the National Opera Center with ACMA (Association of Classical Musicians and Artists), and a world premiere of composer David Pearson’s “Anti-Imperialist Song Cycle”.
The 2020-2021 season includes Strauss’ Elektra with the New York Chamber Music Festival in “A Look at Elektra” with Carole Farley at Symphony Space, excerpts of Lady Macbeth, Turandot, Senta, Abigaille and Aida with The Metropolitan Opera Guild “Viva Verdi” and “A Royal Day at the Opera” showcases, debut at Carnegie-Weill Hall with ACMA, guest artist on PBS Television “Poetry in America”, recital with the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts at the Benderly-Kendall Opera House, recordings with pianist Walter Aparicio, and guest lecturing with Macaulay Honors College, City College, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, Lehman College, Queens College, John Jay, College of Staten Island and Hunter College.
2018-2019 engagements included a Wagner fellowship with The Miami Music Festival, as Ortrud in Lohengrin, under the direction of Maestro Michael Rossi with a 95-piece orchestra at The New World Center, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in Philadelphia, and the title role in Puccini’s Turandot at the National Opera Center. Additionally, Amanda made her Carnegie Zankel Hall debut with ACMA, won her second grant with the Wagner Society of New York, won second place in the New Jersey State Opera – Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, and gave guest lectures in opera with Macaulay Honors College and the 8 senior colleges of CUNY.
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 PBS, 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.