Hailed as, “the real deal!” by Maestro James Conlon, American soprano Amanda Zory returns to Metropolis Opera for the 2018/2019 season singing Puccini heroines in the title role of Turandot and Giorgetta in Il Tabarro. Recent performances include Maddalena de Coigny in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier, Lady Bird in Mollicone’s Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land, Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Götterdammerung, Elisabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo, Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Alida Slade in Ward’s Roman Fever, excerpts from Die Walküre/Götterdämmerung as Brünnhilde, and excerpts from Macbeth as Lady Macbeth. 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.
The Wagner Society of New York granted Ms. Zory the Ursula Spring Endowment Award, the panel felt Ms. Zory has a “well-placed voice, solid chest register, and she plants her self solidly and delivers!”
SonicScoop raves “…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!”
Television appearances include MTV Network’s ‘Sleepover’, MNN.org Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television – the Manhattan Classical and Opera Series: excerpts from Turandot (title role), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), title role in La Gioconda, Götterdämmerung (Brünnhilde), Il Trovatore (Leonora), and Herodiade (Salomé).
Ms. Zory is an alumna of the Juilliard School, Ithaca College, and CUNY Hunter College.