Biography

Ilona Krzywicka soprano

 

Born in Szczecin, Poland, in 2009 she completed her studies with distinction at the I.J.Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan, Poland ( class of Prof.G.Flicinska -Panfil), she further improved her vocal skills at the Atelier Lyrique of the Opera National de Paris. After three years she received the “Prix Lyrique AROP 2012” that rewards the best young singer of the season. For many years she was under vocal care of  Teresa Żylis- Gara.

In 2008 Ilona debuted as Halka in the homonymous opera by S.Moniuszko in the open-air stage in Radziejowice Palace , Poland. The Polish orchestra Iuventus conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski accompanied the project.

During the years 2009-2023 she performed in Opera Bastille, Palais Garnier in Paris,Teatro Real in Madrid, Theater National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern, Janacek Theater in Brno, Staatstheater Cottbus, Theater Heidelberg, Theater Heilbronn, Brandenburgen Theater, Great Theater in Poznań ,Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Wroclaw Opera, Opera in Szczecin, Cracow Opera, Białystok Opera. She performed in concerts in Villa Medici in Rome, Auditori Barcelona, UK, Greece, France, Russia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania and Thailand.

Her repertoire covers roles as: Cio-Cio-San  ( Madama Butterfly), Mimi & Musetta  ( La Boheme ) by G.Puccini , Jenufa ( L.Janacek, Jenufa ), Tatiana (Eugene Onieguin , P.Tchaikovsky),  Rusalka ( A.Dvorak, Rusalka ), Halka ( S.Moniuszko, Halka) ,  Micaela ( Carmen, G.Bizet), Marguerite  ( Faust, Ch.Gounod), Maria ( Mazeppa, P.Tchaikovsky), Silva ( I.Kalman, The Gipsy Princess),  Mrs Ann Maurrant ( Street scene , K.Weill), Mirandolina ( B.Martinu, Mirandolina), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni ), Pamina & First Lady ( The Magic Flute) , Arminda  ( La Finta giardiniera ) by W.A.Mozart, Euridice ( Orpheus and Euridice , K.W. Gluck), 1st Flowermaiden ( Parsifal, R.Wagner)

She has worked with conductors including : Maurizio Benini, Łukasz Borowicz, Semyon Bychkov, Daniele Callegari, Gabriel Chmura, Geoffroy Jourdain, Michael Helmrath, Antony Hermus, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Bernard Kontarsky, Kevin McKutcheon, Alexandre Myrat, Kazushi Ono, Christophe Rousset, Uwe Sandner,   Marius Stieghorst, Paul Weigold, Tadeusz Wojciechowski; and stage directors : Laco Adamik, Irene Bonnaud, Agnieszka Glińska, Claus Guth, Kay Kuntze, Sjaron Minailo, Dominique Pitoiset, Mariusz Treliński, Robert Wilson.

Ilona has participated in vocal and interpretation master classes with such artists as Joanna Kozlowska, Irene Kremling-Domanski, Helena Lazarska, Ann Murray, Sylvie Valayre, Natalie Dessay, Ruggero Raimondi.

She is proficient in the following languages : Polish, French, English, Italian and understands German and Russian.