During the 2022/23 season, Małgorzata Walewska starred as Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka at Grand Theatre in Poznań and returned to Baltic Opera as Amneris in Verdi’s Aida. In June 2023, the Polish dramatic mezzo-soprano will make her debuts as La Contessa di Coigny and Madelon in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier at the Theater St.Gallen Festival and as Mary in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, under the baton of Marek Janowski, at the Baltic Opera Festival in Sopot.
At home on the stages of leading opera houses worldwide, Małgorzata Walewska has sung in operas by Saint-Saëns and Verdi at Grand Théâtre de Genève, The Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera in London and Semperoper Dresden, she also performed the title role of Gnecchi’s Cassandra (Deutsche Oper Berlin/2007) and Amme in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten (Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City/2012). More recently, she has sung The Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide, Auntie in Britten’s Peter Grimes and Mrs Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff (Oper Köln/2018), Lucia in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana (Podlasie Opera/2023), La Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Krzysztof Penderecki European Cultural Centre in Lusławice/2019), Countess in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades (Opéra national du Rhin/2015), Kundry in Wagner’s Parsifal (Grand Theatre in Poznań/2015). Currently, Małgorzata Walewska is preparing her role debuts as Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues de Carmelites, Klytämnestra in Strauss’ Elektra, Herodias in Strauss’ Salome and Larina in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
Equally at home in contemporary repertory, the mezzo-soprano created Zofia in the premiere of Janiak’s The Man from Manufaktura at Grand Theatre in Łódź (2017), performed the Unknown, I Live with You, an opera installation, at Opera Rara Festival in Krakow and Kurt Weill Fest in Dessau in 2020, and took part in Aria di potenza, an open-air opera happening that opened at Studio Theatregallery in Warsaw in 2022 and toured Kunstfest Weimar.
Małgorzata Walewska’s concert repertory includes Beethoven’s Symphony N° 9, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Mahler’s Symphony N° 2 and N° 3, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite messe solennelle, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem as well asWagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. The mezzo-soprano has enjoyed collaborations with leading conductors, including Marco Armiliato, Seymon Bychkov, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Asher Fish, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Jordan, Vladimir Jurowski, Marko Letonja, Nicola Luisotti, Carlo Montanaro, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Carlo Rizzi, Andriy Yurkevych and Massimo Zanetti.
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