"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Natalia Kawalek

Polish mezzo-soprano studied at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with prof. Izabella Kłosinska, in Rome at Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia with prof. Rebecca Berg and Sara Mingardo, and at the University of Music in Vienna with prof. Claudia Visca.

In 2012 she won 3rd price and the Audience Price at the International Cesti Opera Competition in Innsbruck. She is also the winner of 2nd price and many special awards on Internationaler Hilde Zadek Gesangswettbewerb 2013 in Vienna. From saison 2014/2015 was a member of Junges Ensemble at Theater an der Wien.

During those two seasons in Vienna she has sang the roles of Tisbe at the opening premiere of La Cenerentola of G. Rossini, as well like Annio in La Clemenza di Tito of W. A. Mozart, Olga in Eugen Oniegin of P. I. Tschaikovsky, Armida in Rinaldo of G.F. Handel, Roccolina in Gli Uccellatori of. L. F. Gassman, Concepcion in L’heure espagnole of M. Ravel, and title role in Carmen of G. Bizet .

In the summer of 2016 she made her debut in Glyndenbourne singing Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro of Mozart. In 2016 she sang also in Verdi’s Macbeth, together with Placido Doming in Theater an der Wien. In 2017 she sang in Teatr Wielki in Warsaw being part of the Korngold Die Tote Stadt opera production staged by M.Treliński.

Natalia participated in many musical festivals such as Haendelfestspiele Halle, Oude Musik Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands), Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. Natalia is soloist in European baroque ensemble Il Giardino d’Amore, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with this ensemble in 2014.

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