Justyna Ołów made her debut at Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa Warszawa, singing the part of Katharina Schratt in the ballet production of Mayerling. The mezzo-soprano has sung the title role in Holst’s Sāvitri at the 25. Wielkanocny Festiwal Ludwiga van Beethovena in March 2021, Moska in Cherubini’s Faniska at the 24. Wielkanocny Festiwal Ludwiga van Beethovena in Warszawa and arias by Mozart and Rossini during the New Year’s Eve Gala 2020 at Teatr Wielki in Warszawa. Her debut at Oper Kiel in March 2021 had to be canceled due to Covid-19. During the 2021/2022, she will join the Youth Ensemble of Semperoper Dresden.
In 2020, the Polish mezzo-soprano performed Fortune teller in Martinů‘s Julietta at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, where she was to sing her first Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in January 2021. In 2015, she performed La Maestra delle Novizie in Puccini’s Suor Angelica at Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina in Warszawa. In 2018, she performed Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin in co-produktion of Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina and Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa Warszawa.
As concert soloist, Justyna Ołów has sung Dębski’s Śpiewy historyczne under the baton of the composer himself at Warszawa’s National Philharmony in 2019 and performed the contralto part in Glass‘ A Madrigal Opera at Opera Rara Festival in Kraków. In 2018, she has sung Poniatowski’s F-Major Mass at La Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia in Barcelona and Brahms‘ Alt-Rhapsodie op. 53 in Helsini’s Johanneksen kirkko. Her concert repertoire includes also Bach’s Easter Oratorio, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Brahms’ Alt-Rhapsodie op. 53, Mozart’s Requiem, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël and Vivaldi’s Magnificat.
Justyna Ołów performed under the baton of conductors including Jan Tomasz Adamus, Benjamin Bayl, Fabio Bonizzoni, Łukasz Borowicz, Patrick Fournillier, Paul Goodwin, Michał Klauza, Ilia Korol, Andrzej Kosendiak, Jacek Kraszewski, Sebastian Perłowski, Kai Wessel and with orchestras including Capella Cracoviensis, Capella Regia Polona, Orkiestra Filharmonii Gorzowskiej, Orkiestra Filharmonii Poznańskiej, Orkiestra Polskiego Radia, Orkiestra Teatru Wielkiego – Opery Narodowej w Warszawie.
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Three questions to Justyna Ołów:
A composer: Beethoven
What was your calling to become a singer? I have felt the need to sing since I was a child. There was always music at home. That shaped me and opened up the fascinating world of classical music for me. After years of learning this profession, it makes me very happy to be able to express emotions through singing and to reach people’s hearts. For that reason I know that this is my calling.
To be a singer – in three words: passion, responsibility, emotionality.
Carmen: Carreau! Pique!… En vain pour éviter …
Ariodante: Scherza infida…
On courtesy: „Sekretne życie obrazów” [The Secret Life of Images] | 16 January 2021 | Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa Warszawa | Polska Opera Królewska