In 2020, Dorota Szczepańska has sung the title role in Stradella’s La Circe at Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella in Itlay. Under Trevor Pinnock’s baton, she performed Maria in Schubert’s Lazarus with Potsdamer Winteroper in 2019. In 2018, she performed the title role in Handel’s Semele, conducted by Howard Arman, in Hanover, and Tamiri in Vinci’s Semiramide riconosciuta [Royal Baroque Ensemble] at Royal Theater – Old Orangery during the 2016 II Baroque Opera Festival Dramma per Musica in Warszawa as well as Segimiro in Hasse’s Arminio [Orkiestra Historyczna] in Prague. She also performed Vespetta in Telemann’s Pimpinone at the Polish Telemann Festival.
At National Opera Teatr Wielki in Warszawa the Polish soprano has performed Anna in Szeligowski’s Bunt Żaków, at Schlosstheater Rheinsberg she has sung Palmide in Bayreuth’s Argenore, her repertoire also includes Clarice in Galuppi’s L’amante di tutte, Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Arsena in Strauß’ The Gypsy Baron.
The soprano Dorota Szczepańska’ concert repertoire includes Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s La Resurrezione, Haydn’s The Seasons, Janczak’s Amen and Ave Maria, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, Coronation Mass and Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Juditha Triumphans . Besides, she is a dedicated Lied singer.
Dorota Szczepańska performed with Kammerakademie Potsdam, London Symphony Orchestra, Polska Orkiestra Radiowa, the Polish Royal Baroque Ensemble, Sinfonia Varsovia, Transatlantyk Symphony Orchestra und Tschechische Philharmonie Brünn – under the baton of conductors including Howard Arman, Łukasz Borowicz, Ian Hobson, Szymon Morus, Trevor Pinnock, Lee Reynolds, Wojciech Rodek, Michał Sławecki, Ewa Strusińska, Justus Thorau, Marco Vitale, Tadeusz Wicherek.
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Three questions to Dorota Szczepańska:
A composer: I sing such different types of music that it is very difficult for me to answer this question. If I can only name one, it should be Handel, but I’m not entirely happy with this answer…
What was your calling to become a singer? Singing has always been a big part of my identity. It’s been my passion for as long as I can remember. I love music and singing, I like to be on stage, I love to share everything with people – conveying experiences, emotions and different stories, I like travelling and challenges. I like to play different roles, also because I’m interested in psychology – I could go on forever! I just had no choice – I had to become a singer!
To this day I feel like this excited child learning music for the first time. I’ll sing as long as this feeling stays with me!
To be a singer – in three words: Having a mission!