The 2014 winner of the Wagner Society of New York’s Vocal Competition – the Ursula Springer Endowment Award, the panel felt Ms. Zory has a “well-placed voice”, “solid chest register” and “she plants her self solidly and delivers!”
Hailed by SonicScoop as having (a), “…stunning voice and amazing use of facial expressions…Soprano Amanda Zory contributed yet another outstanding performance.” Voce di Meche noted Ms. Zory with having, “…a powerful and resonant voice!”
This season, American soprano Amanda Zory debuts with Opera Company of Brooklyn (Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Götterdammerung), with Amici Opera (Maddalena in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier), and with Opera Ithaca (Brünnhilde, excerpts from Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung; Lady Macbeth, excerpts from Macbeth). Recent performances include Elisabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo and Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore with Center Stage Opera, Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Vocal Productions, Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and Alida Slade in Ward’s Roman Fever. Off-Broadway credits with Metropolis Opera Project include Madame in Bornfield’s Madame, Dixie in Montgomery’s Billy Blythe, and Oprah Winfrey in Hevnor’s Bully Pulpit.
Active in opera, recital, oratorio and new music, Amanda performs throughout Manhattan with Espresso Opera in collaboration with The Kucenic Vocal Studio and was ‘House Soprano’ for The Nouveau Classical Project. The Wagner Society of New York granted Amanda Zory the Ursula Spring Endowment Award, and she won first place in CUNY’s Concerto Competition. She has since made several notable solo appearances for CUNY at the Roosevelt House, Radio City Music Hall and guest lecturer/performances with CUNY Macaulay Honors College. Television appearances include performing Wagner’s ‘Dich Teure Halle’ on MTV Network’s ‘Sleepover’, and both Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth, and Maddalena in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television – The Manhattan Classical and Opera Series.
Ms. Zory is an alumnus of the Juilliard School, Ithaca College and CUNY Hunter College. She studies with Pamela Kucenic and coaches with Joan Krueger and Jennifer Ringo.