Joanna Freszel



Joanna Freszel studied singing at the Frédéric Chopin University of Music with Jadwiga Rappé. After her studies she joined the chorus of the Polish National Opera and Ballet Theatre where she sung in Paderewski’s “Manru”, Puccini’s “La bohème”, “Tosca” and “Turandot”, Massenet’s “Werther”, Britten’s “The Little Sweep” among other productions. Joanna Freszel has been acknowledged with many prizes: the 2nd prize and the special prize at the first Mieczysław-Karłowicz singing competition (2006), the 2nd prize at the Franciszka-Platówna singing competition (2008), the 1st prize and the title of the best soprano at the Halina-Słonicka competition, the 2nd prize at the Halina-Halska competition and the 3rd prize at the Karol-Szymanowski competition (both in 2009), the special prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (2011) – the chance of interpreting the role of Marguerite in the “Faust”-production of the Estonian National Opera, and the 1st prize at an opera singers competition in Austria (2012). Her awards won her a debut at the International Contemporary Music Festival “Warsaw Autumn” in 2010, followed by the world-premiere of Bianchi’s “Primordia rerum” (piece for a soprano and chamber ensemble) at Festival Contrechamps in Geneva. Her repertoire also includes Hanna (Haydn’s “The Seasons”), Belinda (Purcell’s “Dido and Aenas”), Countess (Schubert’s singspiel “Der häusliche Krieg”), Fiordiligi (Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”) and Musetta (Puccini’s “La bohème”).



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