Aleksandra Kurzak
Soprano

Season 18/19 Artist
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Aleksandra Kurzak was born in Poland and made her debut at the age of 21 at the Wroclaw Opera performing the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. From 2001 to 2007, she was a member of the troupe of the Hamburg Staatsoper. During her time there, she sang the roles of 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 Hansel and 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 New York Metropolitan Opera performing the role of Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and, the following year, at London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Aspasia in Mitridate, Re di Ponto.
Since then, she has made numerous guest appearances in London, performing the roles of 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, Gilda and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor. Her New York roles include Blonde, Gilda, Gretel, and Adina. In 2010, she made her debut at Milan’s La Scala in Rigoletto and returned there in the seasons that followed to sing the roles of Susanna and the Comtesse in Le Comte Ory. She performed the title role in Maria Stuarda at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 2015 and made her debut appearance at the Paris Opera that same year in L’Elisir d’amore.
In 2016, she expanded her repertoire by singing Nedda in Pagliacci (Zurich), Rachel in La Juive (Bayerische Staatsoper), Mimi in La Bohème (Berlin Staatsoper) and Liu in Turandot (London’s Royal Opera House). She has performed on many of the great international stages (Parma, Palermo, Toulouse, Helsinki, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vienna, Salzburg, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Cardiff, Venice, and Verona…). She has also made numerous appearances at the Paris Opera, singing the roles of Micaela in Carmen, Alice Ford in Falstaff and Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito. During the 2017-2018 season, she will be playing Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello at the Vienna Staatsoper.

Currently in

Career history

Wroclaw and Hamburg conservatories

Distinctions

Winner of the Warsaw, Barcelona, Helsinki and Canton competitions