Aleksandra OLCZYK  coloratura soprano
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

In autumn 2016 the young soprano impressed as QUEEN OF THE NIGHT in the premiere of »Die Zauberflöte« at the Warsaw National Opera. Due to her enormous success in this role, she sang the QUEEN in 2017 also at the Komische Oper Berlin in a Barrie Kosky production. Since then, she can regularly be seen here in this very role. In 2017 she also made her debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she returned to the Warsaw National Opera and also appeared in a series of performances at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.

Some months ago, she made a spectacular debut as GILDA in Rigoletto at the Teatr Wielki Warsaw.

Alseksandra Olcyk sang her first QUEEN OF THE NIGHT in 2016 at Joburg Theatre Johannesburg in South Africa, and at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz.
As DONNA FIORILLA in Rossini's »Il turco in italia« in a Chriopher Alden production she enjoyed great successes at the Warsaw Chamber Opera and even here she charmed as BLONDE in »Die Entführung aus dem Serail«. She was the only soprano who participated in the 55th International Music Festival in cooperation with the National Philharmonic Orchestra Tokyo. Within the context of a concert trip to Stockholm, Vienna and Salzburg, she could be seen with excerpts from the parts of MUSETTA and FRASQUITA.

The young, talented soprano studied singing at the Feliks Nowowiejski-Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, in the class of Magdalena Krzyńska. Already in her early youth, she performed on several stages In Poland and abroad e.g. twice in Italy, when she gave concerts both for Pope John Paul II. and Benedict XVI. As a teenager she won several Polish singing competitions such as the Grand Prix of the Halina Halska-Fijałkowska International Vocal Competition in Wrocław, the 1st Prize at the Jan Kiepura International Vocal Competition in Krynica-Zdrój, the 1st Prizeand the Spec ial Prize for Extraordinary Stage Performances at the 9th Złote Głosy International Singing Competition in Warsaw, the First Prize at the 3rd Festival of Italian Opera Music "Belcanto per semper" in Włocławek, an Award at the 4th International Singing Competition J., J. and E. Reszka in Częstochowa and the 3rd Prize and a number of special Prizes at the 5th National Polish Operetta and Musical Competition Iwona Borowicka in Krakaw.
Aleksandra Olczyk absolved master classes with Helena Łazarska, Stefania Toczyska, Izabella Kłosińska, Olga Pasiecznik, Piotr Bednarski, Brenda Hurley, Matthias Rexroth, Paola Larini and Peter McClintock .

She performed in concerts with the Pommern Philharmonic Orchestra in Bydgoszcz, the Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Krakaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish Sinfonia Baltica Philhamonics in Słupsk and the Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra.
»[...] impressed with her crystal-clear soprano voice - charakterized by lightness and intensity – wich, combined with solocello and organ formed a perfect homogeneous unit.«
The German newspaper Kieler Nachrichten wrote on her German debut with Robert Schumann's Mass in C Minor with the Philharmonic Orchestra Kiel in 2016.

In 2018/2019 she returns as QUEEN OF THE NIGHT to the Warsaw National Opera and to the Comic Opera Berlin. She also portrays this very role in New York,Australia, New Zealand and at the Karlsruhe State Theatre and the Opéra de Lille. In 2020, she also sings the QUEEN at the Glyndebourne Festival.
…but perhaps the most complete performance came from Aleksandra Olczyk as the Queen of the Night. The Polish soprano had plenty of tone and secure coloratura - she seemed to sail through linguistically, too – and in Esther Biala’s designs the portrayal of the Queen of the Night as a giant, stage-filling spider is one of the production’s most brilliant images. Opera (London) , February 2018

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
National Opera Helsinki – Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
…but perhaps the most complete performance came from Aleksandra Olczyk as the Queen of the Night. The Polish soprano had plenty of tone and secure coloratura - she seemed to sail through linguistically, too – and in Esther Biala’s designs the portrayal of the Queen of the Night as a giant, stage-filling spider is one of the production’s most brilliant images.
Opera (London) , February 2018
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Warsaw Chamber Opera - Il Turco in Italia - FIORILLA
 
 
Johannesburg Opera House - Die Zauberflöte - KÖNIGIN DER NACHT