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Agnieszka SLAWINKSA, soprano

Agnieszka Slawinska began her musical education at the age of 7 by learning to play the piano and the violin. In 2003 she graduated from the Faculty of Vocal and Acting Performance at the Academy of Music in Lodz. Her class was supervised by professor Leonard Andrzej Mroz. She continued her education in Milan under the supervision of Maestra Gianfranca Ostini. She also attended master classes given by Maestra Renata Scotto, Francoise Pollet and Michel Plasson, further enhancing her vocal abilities. During her studies she made her debut at the Grand Theatre in Lodz, singing the part of Cherubino in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”. After finishing her studies she was engaged by the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, where she worked for three years. In 2006 she began masterclass studies at the Les Jeunes Voix du Rhin of the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France.

The role of Pamina in “The Magic Flute”, a more recent production by the legendary director Peter Brook, was a significant event in the soprano singer’s life. This performance, which debuted in 2011 in Paris, was awarded  the French Molière Award. It enabled her to sing the role of Pamina in Milan, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Tokyo, Canada and New York.

Recent roles : Baronne de Gondremarck in La vie parisienne, J. Offenbach (2014/2015) and Marianne in Das Liebesverbot, R. Wagner (2016), both at Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg. The more she sang the sopranosolo part in "Et in terra pax" by Frank Martin (together with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hilversum).2016/2017 Chimène ou le Cid by Antonio Sacchini (title-role). Producers : ARCAL. Stage director Sandrine Anglade / Conductor : Julien Chauvin.

Agnieszka Slawinska collaborates with many theatres in Europe and across the globe. These include Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Stadttheater in Bern, Teatro Argentina in Rome, Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Barbican Centre in London, Lincoln Center Festival New York and Opéra de Quebec ; these collaborations were met with favourable reviews by the critics.

Agnieszka Slawinska’s repertoire consists of parts such as Micaela in G. Bizet’s “Carmen”, Ilia in “Idomeneo” (Opéra National du Rhin), Fiordiligi in “Cosi fan tutte”, (Stadttheater Bern), Pamina in “Die Zauberflote (Opera Nova)”, Konstanze in W. A. Mozart’s “Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail”, Musetta "La Bohème" (Opéra National du Rhin). Furthermore she appeared as Liu in “Turandot”, Lauretta in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, Juliette in Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette”, Giulietta (Opera Nova) and Antonia in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” and Kristine in Philippe Boesmans’ “Julie”.

Her concert repertoire includes oratorios and cantatas such as : J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat”, L. Bernstein’s “Jeremiah Symphony”, J. Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeiten”, W. A. Mozart’s “Requiem”, “Exultate Jubilate” and “Mass in C Minor”, G. Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” and “Petite Messe solenelle”, as well as Haendel’s “Laudate Pueri” and “The Choice of Hercules”.



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