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Anna RADZIEJEWSKA, mezzo-soprano

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born in 1971 in Warsaw, Anna Radziejewska studied in her hometown at Fr. Chopin  Music Academy with Hanna Rejmer and Conserv atory 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 a large number of 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 "Macbeth" and "Luci mie traditrici", by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Recent engagements and upcoming highlights :

Recent engagements included appearances in Handel's Agrippina (title role) at Stanislawowski Theater in Royal Lazienki Warsaw, Beppe in L'Amico Fritz (Mascagni), Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, both at the Strasbourg Opera House, La Malaspina in Luci mie traditrici at the Wiener Festwochen 2015 (for which she received lavish praise) and revived Superflumina at the Opera House of Mannheim (May 2016). Moreover she took part in concerts with Klangforum Wien.

October 2016, whithin the framework of the 60th Festival of Contemporary Music at the Venice Biennale, Anna Radziejewska will sing the world première of Salvatore Sciarrino newest composition "Immagina il deserto" (together with London Sinfonietta under the baton of Marco Angius). Further more she will made her debut as Mummie in Aribert Reimann's "Die Gespenstersonate" at Staatsoper Berlin in Schiller Theater. It will be directed by baritone Otto Katzameier.

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

 

Highlights of the past seasons included her participation in the world première of Salvatore Sciarrino's "Superflumina" (as : La Donna) at the Mannhein Opera House as in this opera's second successful production (stage directed by Ludger Engels) at the Opera House of Aachen as in the productions "Engel der Verzweiflung" at Schwetzingen Baroque Festival, "Herzlan" by Sarah Nemtzov in BSO Munich, "Kat'a Kabanova" (Varvara) at the Strasbourg Opera House and eventually in 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.

Furthermore, her opera repertoire includes parts such as 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 (Madame 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 2016/2017, September 2016

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