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Karolina Makuła

mezzo-soprano

Karolina Makuła
© Wolfgang Runkel

Karolina Makuła joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio in 2019/20 and made her debut as Desdemona in a new production of Rossini's Otello. This was followed by  Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Enrichetta die Francia (I puritani) and, in the summer of 2021, Francesca in the world premiere of Lucia Ronchetti's Inferno, which was followed by a film about the production in the Bockenheimer Depot which will also be shown at the Festival di Due Mondi in Spoleto. Her roles in Frankfurt this season include Mercédès (Carmen), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Pippo (La gazza ladra), Kate Pinkerton in a new production of Madame Butterfly and 2nd Witch (Dido and Aeneas).  She made her professional debut as Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, where she graduated from the Nowowiejski Music Academy. She joined the Teatr Wielki's Akademia Operowa in Warsaw in 2017 and appeared at Polish National Opera in Prokofiev's Feuriger Engel The Fiery Angel, which was later performed at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.Her repertoire includes the roles of Olga (Eugene Onegin), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Fricka (Das Rheingold). She won prizes at competitions including the Drezdenko National Singing Competition, J. E. J. Reszke Competition in Czestochowa and singing and chamber music competition in Bydgoszcz.  She took part in a masterclass held by Antonio Pappano as part of the Britten Pears Young Artists Programme in Aldeburgh in 2019.