AGNIESZKA KOZŁOWSKA

Soprano, assistant director. A graduate of State Secondary Music School in Szczecin, violin class, and the Faculty of Vocal Performance and Acting at the Academy of Music in Poznań, where she studied under Krystyna Pakulska (graduated with honours). A former holder of the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Art.

Still a student, she made her debut on stage in the Grand Theatre in Poznań, where she played Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Next, she played there Young Galina in Galina by M. Landowski, and Basia in J. Stefani’s Krakowiacy i górale. From March 2001 to August 2017 Kozłowska was a soloist in the Warsaw Chamber Opera, where she debuted as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute

The soprano has frequently appeared in Mozart’s operas, for instance as Constance in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Sandrina in La finta giardiniera, Rosina in La finta semplice, Fortuna in Il sogno di Scipione, Der Weltgeist in Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, Amital in Betulia Liberata. She’s also performed the parts of Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Elvira in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Semiramide in Semiramide and Amenaide in Tancredi by Rossini, Annchen in K. M. von Weber’s The Marksman, Zofia in Halka by S. Moniuszko, as well as Betsy in K. Kurpiński’s Henryk VI na łowach, Lakmé in Lakmé by L. Delibes (Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz), Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto (the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk). In November 2016 she appeared as the Millionaire in the first performance of L. Możdżer’s opera Imanuel Kant in the Wrocław Opera.

Kozłowska has also performed in the National Philharmonic, where she sang in M. Ravel’s  L’Enfant et les sortilègesand K. Kurpiński’s Te Deum conducted by Antoni Wit. She performed with the Orchestra of the Polish Radio, the Poznań Philharmonic, the Szczecin Philharmonic, the Podlaska Philharmonic, the Płock Symphonic Orchestra, the Brandenburger Symphoniker, and the Sinfonietta Wuppertal. The artist has frequently toured abroad with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, and given concerts in Japan, Lebanon, Oman, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, and Great Britain.

The artist often performs with Bogusław Morka. As his stage partner, she successfully performed at José Cura’s side during the concert “José Cura and guests” in Zabrze in November 2014.

Kozłowska is a laureate of the “K. Kurpiński” Polish Vocal Contest in Włoszakowice, and the International Vocal Contest in Passau, where apart from the 2nd prize she was awarded a special prize in form of a contract for the part of the Queen of the Night in Opernhaus Halle. Minister Waldemar Dąbrowski presented her with a distinction for outstanding artistic achievements.

Since October 2017 she’s been a soloist in the Polish Royal Opera, where she also serves as an assistant director.

 

Photo by Wojciech Olszanka