Poland: Ewa Biegas

Ewa Biegas

Born: Cieszyn, 3 March 1977

Last updated: 01 July 2005

Ewa Biegas studied at the Music State Schools in Teschen and Gliwice, graduated in singing at the Music Academy, Katowice, and from 1998-2000 studied with Professor Helen Lazarska at the Universität für Musik in Vienna, and graduated in 2005 with a PhD in Vocal Studies at the Katowice Academy.

She has been supported by scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art, from the Thyll-Dur Swiss Foundation, and the Austrian government.

She has won prizes in singing competitions in Wroclaw, Salzburg, Karlovy Vary, Bydgoszcz and Warsaw.

Roles have included Lady Billows Albert Herring and Rosalind Die Fledermaus in Vienna, Friend La liberta chiama la liberta (Knapnik), Micaela Carmen, and Tatiana Eugene Onegin in Katowice, title role Halka (Moniuszko) in Cracow, Leonora Il trovatore in Cieszyn at Viva il Canto festival. Since 2004 she has performed as a soloist with Cracow Opera.

She has also performed at many concerts and recitals, and recorded Haydn, Puccini and Moniuszko, as well as songs by Boguslawski for Polish Radio.

Her hobbies include theatre, cinema and swimming.

Singer of the World with Orchestra Concert 1 repertoire

  • Mozart: Non piu di fiori, La clemenza di Tito
  • Britten: Now then, Albert Herring
  • Puccini: Sola, perduta, abbandonata, Manon Lescaut

Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize Concert 4 repertoire

  • Richard Strauss: Geduld, Songs Op 10 No 5
  • Rakhmaninov: Vesenniye vodi, 12 Songs Op 14 No 11
  • Debussy: Romance (L'âme évaporée), Deux Romances No 1
  • Dvorak: Struna Naladena, Gipsy songs Op 55 No 5
  • Dvorak: Siroke rukavy, Gipsy songs Op 55 No 6
  • Britten: As it is plenty, On this Island Op 11 No 5
  • Bacewicz: Boli mnie Glowa

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