bio


Soprano Izabela Matula was born in Poland. Her 2017/2018 schedule highlights are Rusalka premiere in Magdeburg, Eugene Onegin premiere in Linz, Tosca in Düsseldorf as well as Wiederaufnahmen of Darmstadt Tosca and Krefeld Lohengrin and Consul. Her engagements for 2016/2017 season included premieres of Katja KabanovaLohengrin and Menotti’s Consul with Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach ensemble and Tosca premiere in Staatstheater Darmstadt.

Before graduating as opera singer from Cracow Academy of Music, she studied piano, theory of music and composition. During her studies and afterwards she partecipated in numerous vocal courses and masterclasses – among others, those of Teresa Berganza, Charles KellisIleana Cotrubas, Charlotte Lehmann, Maria Fołtyn, Leopold Spitzer, Elisabeth von Magnus, Urszula Trawińska – Moroz. Currently remains under vocal coaching of professor Neil Semer. She took part in many international vocal competitions such as Deutsches Lied Wettbewerb-Sommerakademie Prague-Budapest – Wien (1st prize), Ada Sari International Vocal Competition (2nd prize), OperSchlossLaubach in Laubach (1st prize) and Wilhelm Stenhammar International Singing Competition (3rd prize). She also represented Poland in BBC Singer of the World in 2009, reaching 2nd round.

For 5 years she was member of Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach ensemble, where she sang parts such as Maria (Mazeppa), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Lina (Stiffelio), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and the title role of Katja Kabanova.
As guest soloist Izabela appeared in numerous theatres and concert halls all over the world such as Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg(K. Penderecki, Powiało na mnie morze snów – cond. V. Gerghiev), Landestheater Detmold(Suor Angelica), Teatro Massimo di Palermo (J. Weinberger, Švanda dudak) ABAO Bilbao (La boheme), Simón Bolívar Concert Hall in Caracas(K. Penderecki, Kaddish), Berliner Konzerthaus, Theater Bonn, Doha Concert Hall, Opera Baltica (Gdansk), Summer Opera Festival (Bergen), Wroclaw Opera, Darmstadt Koncerthaus, Staatstheater Saarbrücken (Turandot – Liu), Musikverein Graz, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Cracow Opera.

repertoire


opera

H. Berlioz
La damnation de Faust: Marguerite

G. Bizet
Carmen: Micaëla

A. Borodin
Knyaz Igor: Yaroslavna

B. Britten
Peter Grimes: Ellen Orford

F. Cilea
Adriana Lecouvreur: Adriana*

A. Dvorák
Rusalka: Foreign Princess

Ch. Gounod
Faust: Marguerite

L. Janáček
Jenůfa: Jenůfa*
Kát’a Kabanová: Kát’a

R. Leoncavallo
I Pagliacci: Nedda

G. C. Menotti
Der Konsul: Magda

S. Moniuszko
Halka: Halka

W. A. Mozart
Don Giovanni: Donna Elvira
Le nozze di Figaro: Contessa

J. Offenbach
Les contes d’Hoffmann: Antonia

G. Puccini
La bohème: Mimì
Gianni Schicchi: Lauretta
Suor AngelicaAngelica
Turandot: Liù
Tosca: Floria Tosca
Manon Lescaut: Manon*
Madama Butterfly: Cio-Cio-San*
Il Tabarro: Giorgetta*

R. Statkowski
Maria: Maria

J. Strauss
Die Fledermaus: Rosalinde

P. Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin: Tatyana
Mazeppa: Maria
Iolanta: Iolanta

G. Verdi 
Stiffelio: Lina
Un ballo in maschera: Amelia
Otello: Desdemona
Don Carlo: Elisabetta*
Simone Boccanegra: Amelia*

R. Wagner
Tannhäuser: Elisabeth *
Lohengrin: Elsa

J. Weinberger
Švanda dudak: Dorotka

* currently studying

orchestral/choral

L. van Beethoven
Missa Solemnis op. 123
Symphony n. 9 op. 125

J. Brahms
Deutsches Requiem op. 45

G. Fauré
Requiem

H. M. Górecki
Symphony no. 2
Symphony no. 3

W. Lutosławski
Lacrimosa

G. Mahler
Symphony no. 2
Symphony no. 4
Symphony no. 8

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Paulus op. 36
Elias op. 70

W. A. Mozart
Krönungsmesse KV 317
Requiem KV 626

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K. Penderecki
Credo
Polskie Requiem
Seven Gates of Jerusalem
Lieder der Vergänglichkeit
Kaddish
Powiało na mnie morze snów

G. B. Pergolesi
Stabat Mater

G. Rossini
Petite Messe Solennelle

D. Shostakovich
Symphony n. 14 op.135

K. Szymanowski
Stabat Mater
Litania alla Maria Vergine
Symphony no. 3

G. Verdi
Requiem

lieder

A. Berg
7 frühe Lieder

A. Dvořák
Cigánské melodie op. 5

M. Ravel
Shéhérazade

D. Shostakovich
Romanzen-Suite op. 127

R. Schumann
Frauenliebe und -leben op. 42
Gedichte der Maria Stuart op. 135

R. Strauss
Vier letzte Lieder

K. Szymanowski
6 songs op.2
3 fragments from Kasprowicz op.5
Pieśni muezina szalonego op.42
Słopiewnie op. 46bis
Kurpian Songs op. 58

H. Villa-Lobos
Bachianas brasileiras

R. Wagner
Wesendonck Lieder