"...the real deal!"
Maestro James Conlon
"...Amanda Zory as Ortrud, delivered standout performances in the semi stage encircling the orchestra below..."
The Sophia News
"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
"In Lohengrin, soprano Amanda Zory brought a strong physical presence to her role of the vengeful sorceress, Ortrud!"
Palm Beach Arts Paper
Soprano Amanda Zory has been hailed as, “the real deal!” by Maestro James Conlon. Ms. Zory will be making her Carnegie-Zankel Hall debut on November 16th, 2019, performing Schubert Lieder as a featured artist with The Association of Classical Musicians and Artists (ACMA). The upcoming 2020 season includes portraying Lady Macbeth and Turandot for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in “Vocal Showcase: A Royal Day at the Opera” which will be presented at The Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in February 2020. The following month, making her debut at Weill Recital Hall with ACMA, performing 3 poems of Fiona Macleod by Charles Griffies, guest-artist performance of Wagner’s Wesendonck lieder at the National Opera Center with ACMA, and guest performance-lectures in opera at Macaulay Honors College, City College, Baruch College, College of Staten Island and Hunter College.
This past years’ engagements include: MMF Wagner Fellow as Ortrud in Lohengrin under the direction of Maestro Michael Rossi and the 95-piece orchestra of the Miami Music Festival at the New World Center, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in Philadelphia, the title role in Puccini’s Turandot at the National Opera Center, two-time Wagner Society of New York grant winner, 2nd place winner of the New Jersey State Opera – Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, and guest lectures on 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, 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.
“...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)"
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