Festival "Chopin and his Europe" - symphonic concert Filharmonia Narodowa

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Festival "Chopin and his Europe" - symphonic concert
Andrzej Boreyko, photo: Michał Zagórny

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Izabela Matuła

An honoured graduate of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow (2009), Izabela Matuła represented Poland at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2009.Her first operatic roles were Gabrielle in Krzysztof Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun, Marguerite in Charles Gounod’s Faust and Micaëla in Georges Bizet’s Carmen with Krakow Opera. In the years 2012–2018, she was engaged at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, performing roles of Ellen Orford in Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, Amelia in Giuseppe Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera and title parts in Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Leoš Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová. Her repertoire includes roles such as Contessa Almaviva (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Mimi (Puccini’s La boheme), and the main roles: Puccini’s Tosca and Madama Butterfly, Antonia (Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Elsa (Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin), Leonora (Verdi’s Il trovatore), Daughter (Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac), Wally (Alfred Catalani’s La Wally). Guest appearances have taken Izabela Matuła to Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw (as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, Leonora in Verdi’s La forza del destino and as Halka in Stanisław Moniuszko’s opera), to Bergen (as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi), to Bilbao (as Mimi) and to Palermo (as Dorotka in Jaromír Weinberger’s Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer), among others. She also performed at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Theater an der Wien, Landestheater Linz, Theater Dortmund, Oper Frankfurt and in Nürnberg, Braunschweig, Darmstadt and Düsseldorf.

Izabela Matuła is also internationally successful as a concert singer. Her repertoire ranges from works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven to Gustav Mahler, Dmitri Shostakovich and especially numerous pieces by Krzysztof Penderecki.