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ZUZANNA NALEWAJEK
mezzo-soprano

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS
 

- The title role in Massenet's Cendrillon, at National Taichung Theatre (Taiwan) and Pärnu International Opera Festival (Estonia);


- Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan Tutte and Second Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, at Polish National Opera and Opera Wroclawska;

- Isabella in Rossini's L’Italiana in Algeri, at the Royal Polish Opera.

BIOGRAPHY

Polish mezzo-soprano Zuzanna Nalewajek graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, in Warsaw, in the class of Izabela Kłosińska. Between 2018 and 2023, she integrated the Polish National Opera Academy, where she studied with Olga Pasiecznik, Eytan

Pessen, Matthias Rexroth, Mariusz Kwiecień, Tomasz Konieczny, Veselina Kasarova and Edith

Wiens. She is a laureate of the following competitions: 12th International Claudia Taev Vocal Competition in Pärnu (first prize), 6th International Song Competition in Sofia (first prize), 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (John Allison award), 19th

International Ada Sari Competiton (special prize) and 10th Veronica Dunne International Competition in Dublin.

 

She made her debut in 2021, as Dorabella in Così fan Tutte, at the Wrocław Opera. Then, she has performed roles such as the title role in J. Massenet’s Cendrillon, at the Kaunas State Music Theatre and Endla Theatre; Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, at the Polish Royal Opera; Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Second Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Lady’s carer-4th passenger-Feminist 2 in K. Meyer’s Dead End, at the Polish National Opera; Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, at the Wrocław Opera.

 

Highlights of Zuzanna Nalewajek’s 2023-24 season include a reprise of the role of Cendrillon at the National Taichung Theatre, Taiwan, in the beautiful Covent Garden’s production of Laurent Pelly. She will also sing Dorabella and Second Dame in Die Zauberflöte at the Polish National Opera.

REVIEWS

"Zuzanna Nalewajek, blessed with plastic mezzo-soprano and musical imagination, made her debut in the title role. She knows what bel canto is, she skillfully masters the transitions between registers and she is Isabelle the liberator, in fact perfect."
Tomasz Pasternak - Ruch Muzyczny

"In the second set of soloists, the vocal level was more even, although the younger Paweł Horodyski (Guglielmo) and Zuzanna Nalewajek (Dorabella), who are almost fully prepared to perform on opera stages, deserve separate applause."
Magdalena Grzybowska - Operalovers.pl
 
 

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