Wiola Chodowicz

Polish soprano Wioletta Chodowicz participated in the solo singing class of Professor Agata Mlynarska at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw (graduating with honours in 2002).
Her many awards and distinctions include the Wroclaw Musical Prize for the Artistic Personality of the Year (for her artistic achievements in season 2005/2006) and The PASSPORT of the weekly POLITYKA (2010).
She made her debut in Poznan’s Teatr Wielki in 2002 as Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. In 2003 – 2008 she was a soloist of the State Opera in Wroclaw where she appeared in the leading opera parts including Pamina DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Fiordiligi COSI FAN TUTTE, Mimi LA BOHEME, the title role in HALKA (Moniuszko), Agathe DER FREISCHÜTZ, the title role of HAGITH (Karol Szymanowski), Roxana KING ROGER, Freia DAS RHEINGOLD and Helmwige DIE WALKÜRE.
The title role in Moniuszko HALKA was Ms. Chodowicz’s debut at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw (November 2004). Other highlights at the Polish National Opera include Marie WOZZECK, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI.
Her achievements include the title role in RUSALKA and Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN for the National Theatre in Prague; her UK debut as Marie WOZZECK for Welsh National Opera, the title role in RUSALKA in Lodz and her role debut in the title role of KATIA KABANOVA for Polish National Opera, working with director David Alden, Cio-Cio San MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Israeli Opera and Cracov Opera, Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the title in HALKA, Balladyna in GOPLANA and Martha DIE PASSAGIERIN at Polish National Opera and RUSALKA at Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
Wioletta Chodowicz is the soloist of Cracov State Opera, where she appeares as Elisabeth TANNHAUSER, title MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Micaela in CARMEN and title COUNTESS MARITZA.

Ms. Chodowicz is equally at home on the concert platform, and her repertoire includes Fauré REQUIEM, Beethoven SYMPHONY No. 9, Bruckner TE DEUM, and Verdi REQUIEM. She has appeared at many music festivals including the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, the Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions in Katowice, Musica Polonica Nova in Wroclaw. She sang Szymanowski SYMPHONY No. 3: SONG OF THE NIGHT for the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, Gorecki SYMPHONY No. 3 at Young Euro Classic Music Festival in Berlin and Mahler SYMPHONY No. 2 with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Poznan Philharmonic, DAS KLAGENDE LIED with Katowice NOSPR and Wroclaw Philharmonic.

In 2011 she performed the solo part in the world premiere of the most recent work by Krzysztof Penderecki SONGS OF REVERIE AND NOSTALGIA for soprano, mezzo, baritone and orchestra with Sinfonia Varsovia under Valery Gergiev.

Ms. Chodowicz’s recordings include R. Statkowski’s MARIA with Polish Radio Orchestra, Verdi’s GIOVANNA D’ARCO with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Szymanowski’s HAGITH with Wroclaw State Opera, Paderewski MANRU with Opera Nova Bydgoszcz, Nowowiejski’s QUO VADIS with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Wioletta Chodowicz worked with the conductors: Jacek Kaspszyk, Valery Gergiev, Łukasz Borowicz, Friedrich Haider, Marc Minkowski, Tomasz Hanus, Luciano di Martino, John Fiore, Jakub Hruša, Lothar Koenigs, Gabriel Chmura, Antoni Witt, Marek Pijarowski and others.


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