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Anna RADZIEJEWSKA, mezzo-soprano

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studied in her hometown Warsaw subsequently at the Frédéric Chopin Music Academy with Hanna Rejmer and at the Conservatory with Jerzy Artysz. She graduated in 1998 with the Superior "Warsaw President" Diploma. She made her debut at Wielki Theatre (as Bona) in “L’Arrache coeur” by ’E. Sikora. Subsequently she joined the Chamber Opera of Warsaw where she appeared in numerous Haendel, Mozart and Rossini (title)-roles, such as Tancredi, Ariodante and Giulio Cesare.

In 2007 she made her debut at the Paris Opera House in Da gelo a gelo by Salvatore Sciarrino, an opera she sang the world première of at the Schwetzingen Festival in 2006 and which she revived at "Grand Théâtre" in Geneva. Subsequently, she took part in guest performances of the Paris Opera House at Grand Théâtre d'Aix en Provence, as Ruggiero (Alcina/Haendel). At Salzburger Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Berlin Festival and Madrid she appeared both in Salvatore Sciarrino's Macbeth and Luci mie traditrici as La Malespina.

Amongst her noteworthy recent and upcoming projects :

her participation in the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Credo” (on November 23,  2017) at the Polish Krolewska Opera and upcoming in Bernd Aloïs Zimmermann's "Die Soldaten" (Vokalsinfonie) with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln under the baton of Emilio Pomarico. She will take part in a exciting production stage directed by Ludger Engels based on Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (as Penelope) by Claudio Monteverdi featuring Korean musicians alongside Ensemble kaleidoskop at Tongyeon International Music festival, eventually new production of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Superflumina in Poland.

Other highlights include :

Handel, Agrippina (title role) at Stanislawowski Theater in Royal Lazienki Warsaw, Beppe in L'Amico Fritz (Mascagni) and  Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, both at the Strasbourg Opera House, again La Malaspina in Luci mie traditrici at the Wiener Festwochen 2015. She also took part in the revival of Superflumina at the Opera House of Mannheim where the work was premièred with her. At the occasion of the 60th Festival of Contemporary Music at the Venice Biennale (Oct. 2016), Anna Radziejewska sang the world première of Salvatore Sciarrino’s newest composition Immagina il deserto (together with London Sinfonietta under the baton of Marco Angius).  October 2017, she made her debut at La Scala in Milano in La Nuova Euridice secondo Rilke again a work by Salvatore Sciarrino. At this occasion the Filarmonica della Scala was conducted by Tito Ceccherini. Noteworthy appearances include of past seasons include also Anna Radziejewska's participation in : a new production of Superflumina, this time stage directed by Ludger Engels at the Opera House of Aachen ; Engel der Verzweiflunat Schwetzingen Baroque Festival ; Herzlan by Sarah Nemtzov at BSO Munich ; Kat'a Kabanova (Varvara) at the Strasbourg Opera House and the world creation of "The P Project" by Jagoda Szmytka & Wojtek Blecharz at Wielki Theatre Warsaw (2013). At the Warsaw Mozart Festival she appeared as Cecilio (Lucio Silla) and as Giuditta (Betulia liberata) and participated in concert performances of Mozart's Requiem and c-Minor Mass. 

Equally at home in different styles and practices, her repertoire includes main works from the early baroque to contemporary music. She appeared at Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Bach’s Matthew Passion ; at Cité de la Musique (Paris) with Alban Berg's Altenberg Lieder (with Brussels Philharmonic) ; at King's College Easter Festival (Cambridge, 2014) in Szymanovski's Stabat Mater together with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Cleobury and at Konzerthaus Vienna with Klangforum in works by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Her opera repertoire includes as well : Dido (Dido & Aeneas), Ericlea (Ulysse), Messagera (Orfeo), Ottavia & Arnalta (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Rinaldo (Rinaldo), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Pippo (La gaza ladra), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Arsace (Semiramide), Kate (Madama Butterfly), Jocasta (Oedipus Rex), Olga (Eugène Onegin).

With Rinaldo (title role) she appeared in Opera Houses such as Munich, Lucerne, Antwerp (Flanders Opera), Berlin (Hebbeltheater).

In recital she frequently sings “Lieder” by Mahler, Brahms, Britten and Szymanovski (which she also recorded).

cv update : season 2017/2018February 2018

 

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