Wioletta Chodowicz

Wioletta Chodowicz

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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«Polish-born Wioletta Chodowicz, making her Israel Opera debut, was outstanding in the role of Madame Butterfly, her voice powerful yet tender, and as such able to transmit the extreme emotions of the character she played: first restrained passion, then longing, and finally – tragically – bitter despair.»
Herb keinon (2017)
«Wioletta Chodowicz’s Marie is resonant troughout her range…»
RIAN EVANS, THE GUARDIAN (2017)
«Wioletta Chodowicz’s Rusalka was vibrantly and tirelessly sung, with an expressive voice of power and clarity soaring high yet dipping deep into mezzo territory.»
JOHNNY JOHNSON (2017)
2017Kálman: Gräfin MarizaCountess Mariza
2016Wagner: TannhäuserElisabeth
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2015Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2015Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2012Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2012Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2012Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2010JanacKát'a/katya
2010Verdi: Giovanna d'ArcoGiovanna
2009Berg: WozzeckMarie (wozzeck)
2009Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginTatyana
2006Berg: WozzeckMarie (wozzeck)
2005Wagner: Die WalküreHelmwige
2004Moniuszko: HalkaHalka

Bio







Born in 1975 in Radom, Wioletta Chodowicz participated in the solo singing class of Professor Agata Mlynarska at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw (graduating with honours in 2002).
Her many awards and distinctions include the Wroclaw Musical Prize for the Artistic Personality of the Year (for her artistic achievements in season 2005/2006) and The PASSPORT of the weekly POLITYKA (2010).
She made her debut in Poznan’s Teatr Wielki in 2002 as Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. In 2003 – 2008 she was a soloist of the State Opera in Wroclaw where she appeared in the leading opera parts including Pamina DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Fiordiligi COSI FAN TUTTE, Mimi LA BOHEME, the title role in HALKA (Moniuszko), Agathe DER FREISCHÜTZ, the title role of HAGITH (Karol Szymanowski), Roxana KING ROGER, Freia DAS RHEINGOLD and Helmwige DIE WALKÜRE.
The title role in Moniuszko HALKA was Ms. Chodowicz’s debut at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw (November 2004). Other highlights at the Polish National Opera include Marie WOZZECK, Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI.
Recent highlights include the title role in RUSALKA and Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN for the National Theatre in Prague; her UK debut as Marie WOZZECK for Welsh National Opera, the title role in RUSALKA in Lodz and her role debut in the title role of KATIA KABANOVA for Polish National Opera, working with director David Alden, Wanda CZORSZTYN CASTLE in Warsaw and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in Pamplona and at the Cervantino Festival in Mexico.
In the season 2011/2012 credits she her role debut as Cio-Cio San MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Israeli Opera and Cracov Opera, Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the title in HALKA and Martha DIE PASSAGIERIN at Polish National Opera.
Most recent highlits include a revival HALKA and Verdi Requiem at Polish National Opera and RUSALKA at Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
Ms. Chodowicz is equally at home on the concert platform, and her repertoire includes Fauré REQUIEM, Beethoven SYMPHONY No. 9, Bruckner TE DEUM, and Verdi REQUIEM. She has appeared at many music festivals including the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, the Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions in Katowice, Musica Polonica Nova in Wroclaw. She sang Szymanowski SYMPHONY No. 3: SONG OF THE NIGHT for the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, Gorecki SYMPHONY No. 3 at Young Euro Classic Music Festival in Berlin and Mahler SYMPHONY No. 2 with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Poznan Philharmonic, DAS KLAGENDE LIED with Katowice NOSPR and Wroclaw Philharmonic.
In 2011 she performed the solo part in the world premiere of the most recent work by Krzysztof Penderecki SONGS OF REVERIE AND NOSTALGIA for soprano, mezzo, baritone and orchestra with Sinfonia Varsovia under Valery Gergiev.
Ms. Chodowicz’s recordings include R. Statkowski’s MARIA with Polish Radio Orchestra, Verdi’s GIOVANNA D’ARCO with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Szymanowski’s HAGITH with Wroclaw State Opera, Paderewski MANRU with Opera Nova Bydgoszcz.
Wioletta Chodowicz worked with the conductors: Jacek Kaspszyk, Valery Gergiev, Łukasz Borowicz, Friedrich Haider, Marc Minkowski, Tomasz Hanus, Luciano di Martino, John Fiore, Jakub Hruša, Lothar Koenigs, Gabriel Chmura, Antoni Witt, Marek Pijarowski and others.






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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Die Walküre Helmwige Filharmonia Poznanska 2018
Kálman: Gräfin Mariza Countess Mariza Krakow Opera (opera Krakowska) 2017
Wagner: Tannhäuser Elisabeth 24 hours Opera Krakowska 2016
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) 24 hours Opera Wroclawska 2016
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta 24 hours Grand Theatre Lodz (Teatr Wielki) 2015