Magdalena Molendowska

Soprano

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Repertoire

G. Bizet: Micaëla
A. Boito: Margherita, Elena
E. Humperdinck: Mother
W.A. Mozart : Countess Almaviva, First lady, Donna Elvira, Vitellia, Arminda, Fiordiligi *
J. Massenet: Anita (La Navarraise)
St. Moniuszko: Halka
G. Puccini: Mimi *
N. Romer: Mrs Webbs (Our Town)
J. Strauss: Rosalinda
R. Strauss: A Milliner (Der Rosenkavalier)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Tatyana
G. Verdi: Desdemona, Aninna
K. Zeller: Kurfürstin (Der Vogelhändler)

* in preparation

Biography

Magdalena Molendowska graduated Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was working under the guidance of Rudolf Piernay. She has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in her final year. She commenced her education in Academy of Music in Gdańsk, as a student of Dariusz Paradowski. She helds also a Master Degree of Law from Gdańsk University. In 2008 she was a member of the Opera Studio Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she worked with Renata Scotto. At the moment she is at a vocal guidance of Yvonne Kenny. For a number of years she performed with Gdańsk Chamber Opera. Her repertoire comprises songs of many nations, various cantata and oratorio works, however her beloved kind of music is opera. She made her life debut as Atalanta in G.F. Haendel’s opera Serse Re di Persia in 2006. After successful performance she has been re–invited to perform it during Summer Festival of Chamber Music in Hel (Poland) and Die Bergedorfer Musiktage in Hamburg. Since 2011 she has been a soloist of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, where she made her debut at in Jakob Lenz by Wolfgang Rihm. In the 2012/13 season she returned to the Polish National Opera to perform the title role in Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko. She currently cooperates with Wroclaw Opera House, Krakow Opera House and Glyndebourne Festival. Her operatic repertoire consists of such roles as: Donna Elvira („Don Giovanni”), Fiordiligi („Cosi fan tutte”), Contessa Almaviva („Le Nozze di Figaro”), Vitellia („La Clemenze di Tito”), Arminda („La Finta Giardiniera”), Micaëla („Carmen”), Mimi („La Boheme”), Tatyana („Eugene Oniegin”), Kurfürstin („Der Vogelhändler”), Rosalinda („Die Fledermaus”) and Mother („Hensel und Gretchen”). In 2014 Magdalena Molendowska has debuted as A Milliner (Der Rosenkavalier) and Aninna (La Traviata) during Glyndebourne Festival. Her future plans include a house and role debut as Margherita and Elena with Baden-Baden Festspiele and Donna Elvira with The Glyndebourne Festival.