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Sylwia Olszyńska

Lyrical coloratura soprano, who graduated from the Voice and Drama Faculty of the Academy of Music in Krakow in the class of Prof. Monika Swarowska-Walawska. She also graduated doctoral studies at the Faculty of Vocal and Instrumental Music at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Winner and finalist of many competitions, the list of her accolades encompasses Grand Prix of the International Vocal Course as part of the Oper Oder-Spree Festival (2008), first prize in the 11th Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition Iuventus Canti (2009); she was a finalist and received the Ada Sari Prize for the best coloratura soprano during the 9th Stanisław Moniuszko International Vocal Competition (2016) and received the Joan Sutherland Award at the 2nd International Éva Marton Singing Competition. She also won second prize at the 1st Karol Szymanowski International Competition in Katowice (2018).

In 2008, Sylwia Olszyńska took part in the Oper in der Scheune project as part of the International Oder-Spree Opera Festival in Beeskow, Germany, during which she played the title role in Antonín Dvořák’s “Rusalka”. A year later she made her opera debut as Cleopatra in George Frideric Handel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto”, during the 15th Iubilaei Cantus Music Festival in Nowy Sącz. Since 2011, Sylwia Olszyńska has been working with Capella Cracoviensis, with whom she took part in the recording of “Te Deum:Charpentier & Lully” conducted by Vincent Dumestre (Paris – Versailles, 2013), and since 2015, with the Krakow Chamber Opera, where she performed in the “Stabat Mater” misterium, with music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as the “La Festa di Carnevale” show (Monteverdi/Handel/Rameau/Gluck). In 2016, the artist performed on the stage of the Grand Theatre in Poznań in the role of Second Woman in Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”. A year later, Sylwia Olszyńska made her debut on the stage of Wrocław Opera as Pamina in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”. The artist reprised this role on the stage of the Wrocław Opera in 2017/2018 and made her debut on the stage of the Wielki Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw in Barrie Kosky’s production for Komische Oper Berlin. She also made her debut as Pamina at the National Theatre in Miskolc and the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. At the end of the 2017/2018, she played the role of Mimi in Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème” for the first time at the Immling Festival in Germany.

Since 2012, Sylwia Olszyńska has been working as a singing teacher at the Vocal-Instrumental Faculty of the Karol Szymanowski. Academy of Music in Katowice.