Aneta Łukaszewicz, fot. M. Czerski

Mezzo-soprano. Aneta Łukaszewicz graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the vocal class taught by Prof. Jerzy Artysz (2004). For her academic achievements, she was awarded a scholarship by the Minister of Culture.

She began to appear on stage while still a student, performing oratorios by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Mozart, Rossini, Moniuszko, Szymanowski, and Mahler. Her opera debut was the role of Filippyevna in a student staging of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in 2001, at the Chamber Music Hall of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. She’s also appeared as Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Caesare, Marcellina and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Volpino in The Apothecary by Haydn, and Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana.

Between 2004 and 2017 she was a soloist at the Warsaw Chamber Opera, where she appeared in operas by C. Monteverdi (Amore and Damigella in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Melanto in L ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), W. A. Mozart (Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Giacinta in La finta semplice and Annio in La clemenza di Tito), G. Verdi’s (Gulietta in Il finto Stanislao (Un giono di regno)), L. Janáček (Karolka in Jenůa), or B. Matuszczak (Jona in Prometheus). In 2015, she participated in the first performance of L. Możdżer’s Immanuel Kant as Mrs. Kant. With the artists from the Warsaw Chamber Opera, she appeared on stages in Switzerland, Spain, and Japan. She’s also performed at the Polish National Opera, where she appeared as Fekluša in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova directed by David Alden and conducted by Tomáš Hanus.

Her repertoire includes chamber music and songs. She sings songs by Mozart, Chopin, Moniuszko, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Paderewski, Mahler, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Szymanowski, Schönberg, and Berg. In 2015, Łukaszewicz gave a recital of I. J. Paderewski’s songs in the Lviv Opera. In June 2016, with Krzesimir Dębski and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by W. Syvokhip, she appeared during the special concert “Tribute to Paderewski”, under the patronage of the Marshall of the Senate on the occasion of the anniversary resolution adopted by the Senate of the Republic of Poland on the 75th anniversary of the composer’s death. In September 2017, with the Sinfonia Baltica orchestra, she sang during the first performance of K. Dębski’s Cykl wariacji na głos solowy, chór mieszany i orkiestrę symfoniczną (“Variations for solo vocal, mixed choir, and symphonic orchestra”).

She’s performed with many prominent artists, such as Michael Chance and Emma Kirkby. Łukaszewicz has collaborated with the Podlasie Opera House and Philharmonic, the Koszalin Philharmonic, the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic, the Dolnośląska Philharmonic, the “Amadeus” Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio conducted by A. Duczmal, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Concerto Avenna, the Concerto Polacco, the Sinfonia Viva, with the ensembles Pirma Vista and I Solisti di Varsavia, the Concert Orchestra of the Polish Armed Forces, and the R. Traugutt Philharmonic. The artist appeared on stage during many festivals, such as the Summer Polish Composers Festival and the European Song Festival in Warsaw, the Lower Silesian Music Festival, the International Festival “Discovering Paderewski” in Lviv, the Polish edition of the La Folle Journée/Szalone Dni Muzyki, and the Warsaw Autumn Festival (2016, the first Polish performance of Panisello’s La Malentendu).

The artist has many recordings in her repertoire, such as La petite messe solennelle by G. Rossini (2005), Staub und Schatten sind wir… by M. Bembinov (2006), and Christmas carols arranged by T. Radziwonowicz (the Polish Radio, 2011). She appears in many recordings of Stanisław Moryta’s works, e.g. Rapsod for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (2001), and masses (2007). Her solo recording of four cycles of songs by S. Moryta was nominated for the Fryderyk Award (2008).

Since 2017 she’s been a soloist at the Polish Royal Opera.