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Poland: Edyta Kulczak

Mezzo - born 1970

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Song Prize competitor

Born in Siedice, Edyta studied at the Chopin Conservatory of Music, Warsaw and finished her training at the Northwestern University USA where she took an artist diploma.

She then settled in the United States where she has won several prizes and competitions.

Edyta's operatic roles have included Flora La traviata for the Metropolitan Opera (for whom she has also covered several roles), the Santa Fe Opera and the Opera Theatre St Louis and Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia for Santa Barbara Opera.

Engagements following the 2003 competition included Flower Maiden Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and Rose Lakmé for the Spoleto Festival USA.

Edyta's many hobbies include hiking, cooking, reading, yoga and listening to all kinds of music.

Singer of the World with Orchestra Concert 5 repertoire

  • Mozart: Il padre adorato, Idomeneo
  • Mahler: Ich hab' ein glühend Messer, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen No 3
  • Tchaikovsky: Da, chas nastal, The Maid of Orleans
  • R Strauss: Sein wir wieder gut, Ariadne auf Naxos

Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize Concert 3 repertoire

  • Rachmaninov: A Dream, 6 Songs Op 8 No 5
  • Rachmaninov: For a life of pain, 6 Songs Op 8 No 4
  • Rachmaninov: Spring waters, 12 Songs Op 14 No 11
  • Mahler: Ging heut' Morgen über's Feld, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen No 2
  • Mahler: Ich hab' ein glühend Messer, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen No 3
  • Brahms: Dein blaues Auge, 8 Songs Op 59 No 8
  • Grieg: Ein Traum, Songs Op 48 No 6