The Polish mezzo-soprano Karolina Makuła, who studied the piano when she was a child, graduated from the Nowowiejski Music Academy in in Bydgoszcz. 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. She joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio this season, during which she sings Desdemona in the new production of Rossini's Otello. She made her professional debut as Zephyrus in Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus at Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz. 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. In the summer of 2019 she took part in a masterclass held by Antonio Pappano as part of the Britten Pears Young Artists Programme in Aldeburgh.