Karolina Ewa Unger

Karolina Ewa Unger

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

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2017Wagner: Die WalküreBrünnhilde
2017Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesMother Marie Of The Incarnation
2016Wagner: ParsifalKundry
2016Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2014Wagner: Die WalküreSieglinde
2014Wagner: GötterdämmerungBrünnhilde
2014Dvořák: RusalkaForeign Princess
2013D'Albert: TieflandMarta
2013Hindemith: CardillacCardillac
2012Walton: The BearYelena Ivanovna Popova
2012Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2008Verdi: MacbethLady-in-waiting

Bio


Karolina Ewa Unger (maiden name Tytula) is an emerging full dramatic soprano (Hochdramatischer Sopran) of polish origin. She discovered her affection for opera while studying art history at the Jagiellonian University Cracow. Following a short preparatory course in Berlin, she received a grant for vocal studies in Switzerland with a renowned American soprano Janet Perry. She graduated from Hochschule der Künste in Bern under the tutelage of prof. Brigitte Wohlfarth in year 2014. During her studies, she gained experience as a guest of the Swiss Opera Studio Biel/Solothurn as Liza (P. Tschaikovsky, Pique Dame), Adriana Lecouvreur (F. Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur) and Yulia Popova (W. Walton The Bear). In the year 2012, she debuted on the stage of Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and nextseason she was invited again to sing the part of Amelia in Verdi’s Ballo in maschera.Karolina Ewa Unger is a winner of Nicati de Luze Prize in year 2013 and was awarded numerous grants and distinctions, including the scholarship of Swiss Wagnerian Association. Her unique voice gained the recognition of Bayreuther Festspiele: in 2014, as a part of emerging artists program, she sang the role of Brünnhilde in excerpts of Richard Wagner’s Ring der Nibelungen under the supervision of Johan Botha. Her current repertoire includes the most important roles of the dramatic soprano Fach but also of Zwischenfach. Active in the field of contemporary music, Karolina Ewa Unger sings the compositions of Krzysztof Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze and Thomas Ades.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Die Walküre Brünnhilde No 2017
Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites Mother Marie Of The Incarnation 24 hours 2017
Wagner: Parsifal Kundry No 2016
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza No 2016
Wagner: Die Walküre Sieglinde No 2014

Awards

Nicati de Luze Prize
2017
Scholarship of Swiss Wagnerian Association
2017
Honorable mention of Polish Wagnerian Association
2017
Academy for Young Wagnerian Voices Bayreuther Festspiele
2017
Award of Polish prime Minister
2017
Award of the MEr of the city Breslau
2017
Bursary of Crawford Foundation Munich
2017
first prize winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition New York
2018