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Monika Buczkowska

Soprano

Monika Buczkowska
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Polish born soprano Monika Buczkowska made her debut in Germany at Oper Frankfurt in 2019/20, singing Lydie in a new production of Fauré's Pénélope, and joined the ensemble in the 2020/21 season, during which she sang in staged performances of Pergolesi's Stabat mater. This season she sings Leonora and Helena in new productions of Nielsen's Masquerade and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and Nella in Gianni Schicchi - Puccini's Il trittico. Before coming to Frankfurt she was a member of the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw's Young Talents Development Programme (Opera Academy), where she worked with Eytan Pessen, Matthias Rexroth and Izabela Kłosińska. She enjoyed huge success singing Madeleine in a new production of Adolphe Adam's Le postillon de Lonjumeau this winter at the Tirol Festival in Erl, where she sang Freia in a new Das Rheingold  lastsummer. Other recent hightlights have included Papagena in Barrie Kosky's Die Zauberflöte, Donna Anna (role debut) in Don Giovanni at the Music Festival in Nieborów, Zerlina and Susanna in Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, a role in a new production of Prokofiev's Fiery Angel, under Kazushi Ōno – a co-production with the Festival d'Aix en Provence - at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Eurydike (Orpheus in the Underworld) at Baltic Opera in Gedańsk, Pamina at the Music Theater in Lüben and Kryzsztof Penderecki's Credo in Nagoya. She graduated from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Posen and prizes have included 1st prize at the Polish Vocal Festival Maria Stankowa in Olsztyn and the Marta Eggerth & Jan Kiepura Prize at the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition.