Soprano Izabela Matula was born in Poland. Her 2019/2020 schedule concentrates around Verdi. She debuted as Aida in Kiel in August, then as Leonora in Trovatore in Mannheim (September-January) and in Linz (January-June). She also debuts as Leonora in La Forza del Destino on the stage of Frankfurt Opera in June 2020. She also appears as a guest in National Opera in Warsaw as Tosca (October-November) and Halka (February), and in Nürnberg as Tamara in Rubinstein’s Daemon.

Before graduating as opera singer from Cracow Academy of Music, she studied piano, theory of music and composition. During her studies and afterwards she participated 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.

Her broad stage repertoire spans from main soprano parts in Italian operas such as mentioned Verdi’s Aida, Trovatore, La forza del destino, Luisa Miller, Otello, Stiffelio and Un Ballo in Maschera, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Mannheim), Suor Angelica, Tosca (Darmstadt, Magdeburg, Düsseldorf), Liu in Turandot and Mimi in La Boheme (Bilbao), as well as Mozart roles such as Contessa in Nozze di Figaro and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Dortmund, Bonn). She also specialises in German and Slavic repertoire such as Wagner’s Lohengrin, Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa and Eugene Onegin (Linz), Janacek’s Katia, Smetana’s Dalibor (Frankfurt), Weinberger’s Švanda Dudak (Palermo). You may also find a rare curiosities in her portfolio such as Menotti’s Consul, Britten’s Peter Grimes and Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann.
As guest soloist Izabela appeared in numerous concert halls all over the world such as Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg (K. Penderecki, Powiało na mnie morze snów – cond. V. Gerghiev), Simón Bolívar Concert Hall in Caracas, Berliner Konzerthaus, Doha Concert Hall, Darmstadt Koncerthaus, Musikverein Graz or Warsaw National Philharmonic.



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
Luisa Miller: Luisa
Un ballo in maschera: Amelia
Otello: Desdemona
Don Carlo: Elisabetta*
Simone Boccanegra: Amelia*
Aida: Aida
Il Trovatore: Leonora
La forza del destino: Leonora

R. Wagner
Tannhäuser: Elisabeth *
Lohengrin: Elsa

J. Weinberger
Švanda dudak: Dorotka

* currently studying


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

J. Brahms
Deutsches Requiem op. 45

G. Fauré

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

W. Lutosławski

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


K. Penderecki
Polskie Requiem
Seven Gates of Jerusalem
Lieder der Vergänglichkeit
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


A. Berg
7 frühe Lieder

A. Dvořák
Cigánské melodie op. 5

M. Ravel

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