Aleksandra OLCZYK  coloratura soprano


The young Poland soprano singer is an intenationally sought-after QUEEN OF THE NIGHT. She already performed this very role at the Opéra de Lille, the Helsinki National Opera, theGerman Opera Berlin and the Comic Opera Berlin, the Karlsruhe State Theatre, the Warsaw National Opera , the Joburg Opera Johannesburg, the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz sowie and at the Festivals of Perth and Adelaide in Australiea. Recently, she was nominated her for the Helpmann Award. In summer 2019 she makes her debut as QUEEN at the Mozart Festival at the Lincoln Center New York.

Since the season 17/18 she s also celebrated as GILDA at the Warsaw National Opera.

As DONNA FIORILLA in Rossini's »Il turco in italia« in a Chriopher Alden production she enjoyed great successes at the Warsaw Chamber Opera , where she also 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.

Alseksandra 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.

In 2019/20 she sings the QUEEN at the Wiesbaden State Theatre and makes her debut here as SOPHIE in »Der Rosenkavalier«. She sings her first LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at the Hof Theatre and returns as QUEEN to the Comic Opera Berlin. With the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, she sings Beethoven's CHRIST ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES in gala concerts in Taiwan.

In 2020/21 she sings the QUEEN u.a. at the Glyndebourne Festival and makes her debut as the CONTESSA DI FOLLEVILLE in »I viagio a Reims« at the Zürich Opera House.


Staatstheater Wiesbaden – Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
A real sensation was Aleksandra Olczyk’s Queen of the Night. Seldom a live version of the aria “Der Hölle Flammen“ was sung so easily and impeccably, yet with power and a huge sound.
Online Merker
Mostly Mozart Festival-New York – Die Zauberflöte - KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
What shall we say about the Queen of the Night? She was portrayed as a spider catching the unwary in her web and stabbing at them with her 8 spindly legs. It wasn't until the curtain call that we were able to see her face and body. It was hard to believe that all that exciting sound came out of the tiny person of coloratura soprano Aleksandra Olczyk; she has a thrilling sound and very accurate fioritura.
Opéra de Lille - Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
The Mother of Life, the Queen of the Night portrayed by Aleksandra Olczyk appears in the middle of the stage, surrounded by two beings, who emerge from their cocoon. The soprano truely lives up to the coloratura part and sings with an easily projecting, beatifully timbred voice, both in the pitches and in the middle registers. Caught up by the orchestra in some of the spanking vocal exercises, composed to test the virtuosity of the singer, she triumphs just the same in the spanking vocal lines and the notable pitches.
Festival Adelaide – Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
Aleksandra Olczyk shone as the Queen of the Night, her voice absolutely soaring in the breathtaking aria.
Performing Arts Hub
The Queen of the Night is represented as a giant spider alien from one of those movies with the power to control. Aleksandra Olczyk makes her difficult arias sound easy.
Glam Adelaide
So The Queen of the Night (Aleksandra Olczyk) is transformed into a huge spider, her coloratura slicing through the auditorium so sharply you could cut diamonds with it, as her eight legs toy with her daughter Pamina (Kim-Lillian Strebel), or throw daggers at her enemies.
Aleksandra Olczyk as the gigantic, spider-like Queen of the Night has the show-stopping number: the coloratura tour-de-force that is the measure of operatic sopranos. Her beautifully clear, stunningly controlled performance was a highlight.
Perth Festival – Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
…with outstanding performances from a thrilling Queen of the Night (Aleksandra Olczyk);...
Daily Review
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
Warsaw Chamber Opera - Il Turco in Italia - FIORILLA
Johannesburg Opera House - Die Zauberflöte - KÖNIGIN DER NACHT