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Monika Korybalska-Kozarek

Mezzosoprano, graduate of the Voice and Drama Faculty of the Academy of Music in Krakow and the Faculty of Chemistry of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Laureate of the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Soloist of the Krakow Opera. The most important parts featured in her rich and diverse repertoire include: Giovanna Seymour (“Anna Bolena”), Adalgisa (“Norma”), Orpheus (“Orfeo ed Euridice”), Nicklausse/Muse (“Les Contes d'Hoffmann”), Cherubino (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Suzuki (“Madame Butterfly”), Jadwiga (“The Haunted Manor”), Dorabella (“Così fan tutte”), Second Lady (“Die Zauberflöte”), Zaida (“Il turco in Italia”), Mercédès (“Carmen”), Echo (“Ariadne auf Naxos”), Sylvia (“Die Csárdásfürstin”), Lisa (“Countess Maritza”), Prince Orlofsky (“Die Fledermaus”). She also performs cantata and oratorio works and vocal lyrical works. In 2014, she started working with the Grand Theatre in Łódź, preparing and performing the part of Jadwiga in Stanisław Moniuszko’s “The Haunted Manor” directed by Krystyna Janda. She has also collaborated with the Castle Opera in Szczecin, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz and the now-defunct Gliwice Music Theatre.

The artist won the 6th Iwona Borowicka National Operetta and Musical Performance Competition, the Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition Iuventus Canti in Slovakia and was a finalist of the 1st International Antonina Campi Vocal Competition in Lublin. In 2014, she received the Ars Quaerendi Małopolska Region Award for outstanding efforts aimed at developing and promoting culture, which resulted in the recording of “Per Due Donne” – an album featuring soprano and mezzo-soprano duets. She has participated in many music festivals, including the Festival of Polish Music (Krakow), Jan Kiepura Festival (Krynica-Zdrój), Krystyna Jamroz International Music Festival (Busko-Zdrój), Bydgoszcz Opera Festival, “Wawel at Dusk” Festival (Krakow), Bologna Festival (Italy) and Festival de Wiltz (Luxembourg).