The most recent winner of the Wagner Society of New York’s Ursula Springer Award, soprano Amanda Zory has an exciting 2022 season lined up. Performances with The Metropolitan Opera Guild in their Puccini Showcase at Lincoln Center including selections from TURANDOT, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and TOSCA, a return to Arizona for a recital with the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts at the Benderly-Kendall Opera house, performances at Carnegie 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.
Recent engagements include the title-role ELEKTRA with the New York Chamber Music Festival, excerpts from MACBETH, TURANDOT, TURANDOT, DER FLIEGENDE HOLLAENDER, NABUCCO and AIDA in the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Viva Verdi and A Royal Day at the Opera showcases, a debut at Carnegie-Zankel Hall with ACMA, a guest appearance on PBS Television’s Poetry in America, a recital with the Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts at the Benderly-Kendall Opera House, recordings with pianist Walter Aparicio and composer David Pearson, and guest lecturing and performances with Macaulay Honors College, City College, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, Lehman College, Queens College, John Jay, College of Staten Island and Hunter College.
Other engagements include Ortrud LOHENGRIN under the direction of Maestro Michael Rossi, Santuzza CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA in Philadelphia and the title role TURANDOT at the National Opera Center. Additionally, Amanda won a second grant with the Wagner Society of New York, was awared second place in the New Jersey State Opera – Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition and gave guest lectures in opera with Macaulay Honors College and eight other senior colleges of CUNY.
Additional roles performed: Maddalena de Coigny ANDREA CHENIER, Elisabeth DON CARLO, Amelia UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Leonora IL TROVATORE, Brünnhilde GÖTTERDAMMERUNG, Donna Anna DON Giovanni, Female Chorus THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Lady Bird in Mollicone’s LADY BIRD: FIRST LADY OF THE LAND and Alida Slade in Ward’s ROMAN FEVER.
An avid performer of new music, Ms. Zory has premiered several roles with New York Opera Fest, Hunter Opera Theatre at the Kaye Playhouse and appeared as a 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.