Ewa Banasiak

Ewa Banasiak

Spinto Soprano

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2017Boito: MefistofeleMargherita
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoLeonora
2017Moniuszko: HalkaHalka
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2017Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinSylva Varescu
2016Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2016Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreGianetta
2015Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinSylva Varesco
2014Verdi: RigolettoGiovanna
2013Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2012Dvořák: RusalkaSecond Nymph
2012De Falla: La vida breveSalud
2012Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoFidalma
2010Haydn: Lo SpezialeVolpino

Bio


An opera singer - soprano spinto, born in Częstochowa (Poland). She started her artistic education at Vocal and Ballet Studio in Music Theater in Gliwice (Poland). Since 2007 she has studied at Vocal Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland and since 2010 at Acting and Vocal Department at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She participated in masterclasses of many important musicans and professors such as Claudia Visca, Eva Blahová, Kaludi Kaludov, Peter Dvorský, Dagmar Livorová, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Stefania Toczyska, Iwona Hossa.

In 2014 she won Special Prize in International Vocal Competition in Žd'ár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic. In 2015 she won Special Award in Impressio Art Vocal Competition in Sopot, Poland. In 2016 she represented Poland in Elizabeth Connell Prize Competition - contest designed for aspiring dramatic sopranos. 


Her repertoire included opera roles (such as Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Margherita from Mefistofele by Arrido Boito, Amelia from Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, Halka from Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko) and operetta (such as Saffi from Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss, Sylva Varescu from Die Csárdásfürstin by Imre Kalman, Rosalinde from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.)

She make her opera debut the role of Volpino in Lo Speciale by Joseph Haydn (2010). She has sang the role of  Salud in La vida breve by Manuel de Falla. Performance was presented during Bydgoszcz Opera Festival in Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2012). At this stage she has sang as well Giovanna in Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi and Second Nymph in Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák. She took part in DVD production with Dvořák opera. In 2015 she took part in Concert Tour with opera repertoire in Czech Republic. From 2015 she is a soloist in Arte Creatura Music Theater at Silesia Region in Poland where she create Gianetta in L'elisir d'amore by Getano Donizetti, Sylva Varesco in Die Csárdásfürstin by Imre Kalman, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss and the main role in Carmen by Georg Bizet.  She have many regular concerts in Poland and abroad with opera, song and operetta repertoire. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Boito: Mefistofele Margherita No 2017
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Amelia No 2017
Verdi: La Forza del Destino Leonora No 2017
Moniuszko: Halka Halka No 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) No 2017

Awards

Special Prize, international Vocal Competition in Žd'ár nad sázavou, Czech republic
2017
Special Award, Impressio Art Vocal Competition in Sopot, Poland
2017
Second Prize, Jan Kiepura international vocal competition, Krynica-zdrój, Poland
2018