Katarzyna  Holysz

Katarzyna Holysz

Spinto Soprano

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Jacek Marczyński "Rzeczpospolita" (2017)
«„...The lead performer Katarzyna Hołysz - (is) a memorable Ariadne, a singer with a lovely, radiant high register, who combines a thorough knowledge of Straussian vocal style with an impeccable, noble technique. As Salome she created a poignant performance - focused and full of dramatic force - which can not be ignored by the more well-known opera houses, and the great final scene she sang with great inspiration."»
olgierd pisarenko "Ruch Muzyczny" (2017)
«„...The part of Salome in her interpretation will make the history of opera.”»
Mark weiss (2017)
2018Wagner R.: ParsifalKundry
2018My new operaNew Role 1
2017Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D majorSoprano
2017Lieder RecitalSoprano
2017My new operaNew Role 1
2017My new operaNew Role 1
2017My new operaNew Role 1
2016Penderecki: Die schwarze MaskeBenigna
2016Penderecki: Die schwarze MaskeBenigna
2016Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2016Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2016Verdi: OtelloDesdemona
2016Strauss R.: Vier letzte Lieder No. 1, TrV 296 (Frühling)Soprano
2016Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorSoprano Soloist
2015Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2014Verdi: MacbethLady Macbeth
2014Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2013Weber: Der FreischützAgathe
2013Strauss R.: SalomeSalome
2013Strauss R.: SalomeSalome
2013Wagner R.: ParsifalKundry
2013Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2012Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2012Moniuszko: HalkaHalka
2011Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosAriadne
2011Dvořák: RusalkaDuchess
2010Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosAriadne
2010Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2010Moniuszko: HalkaHalka
2010Wagner R.: TannhäuserVenus
2010Weber: Der FreischützAgathe
2010Bellini: NormaAdalgisa
2009Weber: Der FreischützAgathe
2008Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2007Mozart: IdomeneoIdamante
2007Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2005Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierOctavian
2003Verdi: Don CarloLa princesse Eboli
2002Bellini: NormaAdalgisa



                                                                   Jacek Marczyński „Rzeczpospolita”

She graduated from the University of Economics and the Ignacy Jan
Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, where she studied in
Professor Krystyna Pakulska's singing class.
She has won many vocal contests as well as the International Singing
Competition Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg 2000 and 2001.
She regularly cooperates with many philharmoics and orchestras in Poland
and abroad, including the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw.
She is often invited to attend the music festivals in Poland and other
countries, such as: Kissingensommer Festival in Bad Kissingen,
K.Jamroz Festival in Busko-Zdrój, Viva il Canto in Cieszyn, Festival
Sacrum and Profanum in Szczecin, Itnernational Silesian Festival
under the honour patronate of dr Kurth Masur, Music in The Old Cracow
Festival, Mozart Festival in Poznan, Solidarity of Arts in Gdansk.

In July 2009 she was the mumber of the international production of

“Rheingold” by R.Wagner , conducted by Jan Latham Koenig, in
occasion of the 100-Years of Opera Lesna in Sopot celebrations.
She had the privilege of working with many distinguished conductors as:

Antoni Wit, Tadeusz Kozłowski, Andriy Yurkevich, Charles
Olivieri-Munroe, Jose
Maria Florencio Junior, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Jerzy Maksymiuk,
Grzegorz Nowak, Eraldo Salmieri, Andrzej Straszyński, Tadeusz
Strugała, Niksa Bareza, Rolf Reuter, Łukasz Borowicz, Jan Latham
Koenig. Massimilliano Caldi.

A very special event was the artist's performance as Madame in Francis
Poulenc's opera "The voice of man" ('La voix humaine'),
with her own, original translation into Polish language, staged in
composer's version with piano in Poznań in 2003, for the first and
so far the only time in Poland.
In November and December 2010 the artist played the title role in
'Fidelio' by Ludwig van Beethoven, in the pioneering impresario
production of Elżbieta Penderecka, Ludwig van Beethoven Association
and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.
In Mai 2014 she had the honour to performance in the concert together with
the Vienna Filharmonic players.
The great success of the artist ( march/april 2016) was the premiere of
Krzysztof Penderecki's oper “ Czarna Maska” in the Baltic Oper in
Gdansk and National Oper in Warsaw, where she created the main female
role – Benigna.
In September 2016 she was invited by the President of Poland to the
President Palace – Belweder, to make the special recital with
polish songs.
She cooperates with opera theaters in Poland and Germany, performing on

their stages mostly leading parts from the global repertoire: Venus
- 'Tannhaeuser' -R. Wagner , Octavian - 'Der Rosenkavalier' -
R.Strauss, Neala – 'Paria' - St.Moniuszko, Leonora – 'Fidelio' -
L.van Beethoven, Agathe - 'Der Freischuetz' – C. M von Weber,
Princess - 'Rusalka' – A. Dvorak, Ariadne - 'Ariadne auf Naxos' -
R.Strauss, Halka - 'Halka' – St. Moniuszko, Countess - 'The
marriage of Figaro' - W. A. Mozart, Lady Macbeth - 'Macbeth'-
G.Verdi, Salome - 'Salome'- R. Strauss, Kundry –
'Parsifal'-R.Wagner, Adalgisa - 'Norma' – V. Bellini, Idamantes -
'Idomeneo' - W. A. Mozart, G. Puccini – 'Tosca', Benigna –
'Czarna Maska'- Krzysztof Penderecki, Desdemona – 'Otello' –
Verdi and many others.
She use to be often invited to take part of the music recordings (her
artistic output includes 9 CDs) of opera songs as well as of early
music and sacred music.
She received a scholarship of:
- Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the academic year
- Bayreuther Festspiele 2001.

For her vocal performances she was awarded:

- in January 2003 the Young Art Medal - for her stage debut and creative vocal (the role of Adalgisa in V. Bellini's opera 'Norma' at the Grand Theatre in Poznań
- in June 2009 the Golden Masque- for the best vocal creation of the season 2008/2009 (the role of Agatha in C.M.von Weber's opera “Der Freischuetz” at the Grand Theatre in Łódź)
- in March 2010 a nomination for the prize Splendor Gedanensis - for 'Outstanding Performance in the opera 'Ariadne auf Naxos' by R.Strauss' in the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk.
- in February 2011 the prize of the Tricity critics and music lovers the Storm of the Year 2010 -for the roles of Halka and Lady Macbeth performed at the Baltic Opera.
- in May 2012 Jan Kiepura Music Theatre Award - for the best singer of the season 2011/2012.

She speaks 6 languages : polish, english, german,italian, spanish,russian.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Parsifal Kundry Filharmonia Im. Artura Rubinsteina w Lodzi 2018
My new opera New Role 1 Romuald Tesarowicz in memoriam - concert 2018
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D major Soprano Immediately Filharmonia im. K. Szymanowskiego w Krakowie 2017
Lieder Recital Soprano Aula Uniwersytecka Poznan 2017
My new opera New Role 1 Rzeszów Filharmonia, Poland 2017


THE young art medal - best debut on the stage
golden masque - best vocal creation of the year ( Agathe, freischuetz, weber)
splendor gedanensis nomination - outstanding Ariadne ( Ariadne auf naxos) creation
the storm of the year 2010 ( macbeth, halka)
the best singer of the year - the jan kiepura music theatre award
The scholarship of Polish ministry of culture and national heritage
the scholarship of polish ministry of culture and national heritage
the bursary of wagner association during the bayreuther festspiele