Photo: Petr Neubert
Guest of the National Theatre Opera.
Born in 1975 in Radom, Poland, Wioletta Chodowicz studied at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw, in the solo singing class of Prof. Agata Mlynarska (graduating with honours in 2002).
She made her debut in Poznan's Teatr Wielki in 2002, as Countess Almaviva (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro). She has been a soloist of the State Opera in Wroclaw since 2003. Her repertoire there encompasses leading opera parts including Mozart’s Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Puccini’s Mimi (La boheme) and the title role in Suor Angelica, Micaëla (Bizet: Carmen), Tatyana (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin) and the title role in Karol Szymanowski's Hagith.
The title part in Moniuszko's Halka was the Ms Chodowicz's debut role at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw (2004). She returned to open the next season with the same role and has also sung Marie (Berg: Wozzeck) there. Recently she made her debut in the roles of Tchaikovsky’s Tatyana and Dvořák’s Rusalka at the National Theatre in Prague (2009). Future plans include the role of Marie (Wozzeck) at the Welsh National Opera.
She has given concerts in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, performing in such venues as the Munich Philharmonic, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Tonhalle in Zurich, and the theatres of Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hanover and Freiburg. She also performs oratorio concerts, with repertoire that includes Fauré's Requiem, Beethoven's Symphony no 9, Bruckner's Te Deum, and Verdi's Requiem.
Update: May 2009