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Les Titans - Szalone dni Muzyki 29.09 - 02-10.2010

Izabela Matuła / soprano

“Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, Izabela Matuła [...] has sung Halka’s aria from Moniuszko’s opera and Mimi’s aria from Puccini’s “La Bohème” with great feeling and a sense of the dramatic.” Ruch Muzyczny Year LII no. 12


Studied theory of music and singing in the class of Semen Shkurhan at the Kraków Academy of Music. Currently works under the direction of Professor Neil Semer.

Izabela Matuła is a laureate of vocal competitions: Beeskow – Germany (2005), Nowy Sącz (2009), in Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition (2010). The artist was the sole performer chosen to represented Poland in the recent "BBC Cardiff Singer of the World" competition in 2009.

Izabela Matuła is known for frequent performances of her oratory repertoire. In 2010 she performed at the Krakow Philharmonic in Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No. 8, in Zielona Góra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and at the Wawel Castle in Mikołaj Górecki’s Symphony No. 2 during the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald.

On a number of occasions she performed works composed and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki such as: “Seven Gates of Jerusalem”, “Credo”, Symphony No. 8, “Kadish”.

Moreover, the singer flawlessly performs operatic repertoire. In the season 2008/2009 she sang in Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Devils of Loudun” and performed the role of Margarita in Gounod’s “Faust” in the Krakow Opera. In 2010 she appeared on the same stage as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen”.

During the 14th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival she performed in the concert version of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera “Euryanthe” which will be released on CD.

Izabela Matuła inaugurated the new opera season 2010/2011 with the performance of Liu’s part in Puccini’s “Turandot” in the National Theater in Saarbruecken.

Her recorded debut was a performance of Szymanowski's songs, which was released in July 2009.

Izabela Matuła is represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association