Ewa Wolak

Mezzo Soprano

Highlights

  • Recipient of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage
  • Member of the Karlsruhe ensemble & regular guest at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
  • Erda in Das Rheingold & Siegfried; Fricka in Das Rheingold & Die Walküre; Schwertleite in Die Walküre- at both Deutsche Oper & Karlsruhe
  • Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera - in both Deutsche Oper & Finnish National Opera
  • title "Kammersängerin" in 2011

Biography

Polish mezzo-soprano Ewa Wolak possesses a voice with a huge range and easiness. She is at home with Händel’s coloraturas as well as Verdi‘s and Wagner‘s alto roles. These unique qualities have brought her to many major opera houses and concert halls around the world.

Wolak received her musical training at the music conservatory in Cracow (viola, singing) and at the University of Music in Karlsruhe. She is a prizewinner of the IVC ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Grand Prix Maria Callas in Athens, as well as a recipient of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage. 

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Ewa Wolak’s recent engagements include Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Schwertleite in Die Walküre, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Finnish National Opera and Malmö Opera, 3rd Lady in Die Zauberflöte at Théatre Capitole of Toulouse and Dalila in Samson et Dalila at Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where she sings as resident soloist.    

Ewa Wolak has performed  many of Handel’s opera roles such as Eduige in Rodelinda, Bradamante in Alcina, Irene in Tamerlano, Carilda in Arianna in Creta, and the title roles in Amadigi and Salomon
Her biggest successes include the title role in Carmen, Fricka in Die Walküre and Das Rheingold, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, La Cieca in La Gioconda, Gaea in Daphne, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, Ms. Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, Marceline in Le nozze di Figaro, Leonora in Scarlatti’s Il Trionfo dell’onore, Constanze in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata, and Marte in Gounod’s Faust

As a frequent concert artist, Ewa Wolak has performed at numerous festivals all over Europe including the Händel-Festspiele of Göttingen and Karlsruhe, the Warsaw Autumn, Tyrolean Festival, Vilnius Festival, and Wratislavia Cantans. Wolak is often heard in concerts with the works of Krzysztof Penderecki conducted by the composer himself.


Video

Un tenero pensiero

Ewa Wolak, "Un tenero pensiero", Arianna in Creta, Handel

Ulrica

Un ballo in maschera / Ulrica 00:57

Press Kit

Photos

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More Information:

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Upcoming Events

Ewa Wolak in "Siegfried" in Karlsruhe

Ewa Wolak will sing the role of Erda in the newest production of Staatstheater Karlsruhe's "Ring". Premiere: June 10. Other performances: June 25 and July 2

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