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ALEKSANDRA KUBAS-KRUK

Soprano

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Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk is one of the most outstanding young Polish sopranos. She studied at the Karol Lipiñski Academy of Music in Wroclaw under Professor Danuta Paziuk-Zipser and at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

 

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk’s many competition successes have included Special Prize at the International Vocal Competition in Toulouse, First Prize and the Award for the best coloratura soprano at the St. Moniuszko International Vocal Competition in Warsaw, First Prize and Special Prize at the Karol Szymanowski International Vocal Competition in Lodz, and in the Halina Halska-Fija³kowska Polish Vocal Competition, First Prize at the Solomiya Krushelnytska International Competition of Opera Singers in Lviv, Special Prize at the Toti dal Monte International Vocal Competition in Treviso, and the Prize for the youngest finalist and the Audience Prize at the International Vocal Competition in Malmö. She received the Jan Kiepura Award for the best female singer in Poland and the Wroclaw Music Award for excellent performances of the Wroclaw Opera House. In 2015, she also has been honored with the Award of the President of Wroclaw  for the outstanding  artistic achievements in 2014.

 

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk made her professional operatic début as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Wroclaw Opera and her international début as Cunegonde in Candide in Lucca, Ravenna, Livorno and Pisa under the baton of Maestro Elio Boncompagni. Her début at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Queen of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakow was followed immediately by a return invitation to sing Die Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte. At the Bolshoi Theatre she also performs Feu, Princesse, and Le Rossignol in L’enfant et les sortileges. She has also sung at the Theater Bonn in the title role of Lakmé.

 

As a resident artist of the Wroclaw Opera she has sung Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Nannetta in Falstaff, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Hanna in Straszny Dwor, Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann. Her operatic repertoire also includes Baronessa in La vera costanza (Haydn), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sofia in Il Signor Bruschino. She also is being invited by Opera Baltycka in Gdansk, where she performs Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte and Violetta in La Traviata.

 

In March 2015 she made her debut at the National Opera in Warsaw as Gilda in Rigoletto and in April she returned there as Hanna in Straszny Dwor. During the season 2015/16 she performs: Gilda in Rigoletto in Warsaw and Wroclaw; Sophie von Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Adina in L'elisir d'amore in Wroclaw.

 

During the season 2016/17: Gilda in Rigoletto in Trieste (opening of the season 2016/17), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) at Opera de Toulon, Arminio (Sigismondo) at Haendel Festspiele in Karlsruhe, La sonnambula (Amina) in Trieste, The golden Cockerel at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

 

She has sung under the baton of: V.Sinaisky, P.Eötvös, E.Boncompagni, J.Axelrod, S.Blunier, Ch.Moulds, J.Kaspszyk, A.Yurkevych, £.Borowicz, T.Koz³owski, T.Struga³a, E.Michnik, P.Klinichev, M.Pijarowski, M.Klauza, J.M.Zarzycki, S.Chrzanowski.

 

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk has an extensive repertoire of oratorio and concert works, Lieder and song in several European languages. She has performed in concerts and festivals in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy.