Aleksandra Kurzak
Soprano

Season 16/17 ArtistSeason 17/18 Artist
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Aleksandra Kurzak made her debut at the age of 21 at Wroclaw Opera (Poland) as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. From 2001 to 2007, she sang with the Hamburg State Opera as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Marzelline in Fidelio, Nannetta in Falstaff, Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Gilda in Rigoletto, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Musetta in La Bohème, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia, and Marie in La Fille du régiment. In 2004, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York as Olympia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, and the following year at Covent Garden as Aspasia in Mitridate, Re di Ponto. Since then she has sung regularly at Covent Garden, as Norina in Don Pasquale, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, Fiorilla, and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Susanna, the title role in Matilde di Shabran, and Gilda. The Metropolitan Opera asked her back to sing Blonde, Gilda and Gretel. In 2010, she made her debut at La Scala, Milan in Rigoletto and returned the following seasons to sing Susanna, as well as the Countess in Le Comte Ory. She is making her debut in the title role of Maria Stuarda at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in 2015, and has appeared at many major international opera houses: the State Opera and Deutsche Oper in Berlin; the Teatro Regio, Parma; the Teatro Massimo, Palermo; the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse; Helsinki National Opera; San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle Operas; Zurich Opera; Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Cleopatra, Adele, Rosina, Adina), Vienna State Opera (Rosina, Adina, Susanna, Marie), the Salzburg Festival (Ännchen and Donna Elvira); Palau de les Arts, Valencia; the Teatro Real, Madrid; the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Welsh National Opera; Theater an der Wien; La Fenice, Venice, and the Verona Arena (Rosina, Gilda, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette).

Currently in

Career history

Wroclaw and Hamburg conservatories

Distinctions

Winner of the Warsaw, Barcelona, Helsinki and Canton competitions