This season, soprano Ewa Płonka stars as Turandot (Turandot) in La Scala Milano as well as in Hamburg Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Teatro Massimo Palermo and Washington National Opera. She also will be seen in Dallas Opera performing the title role of Tosca, and in Teatr Wielki Warsaw as Aida.
Past season was highlighted by her appearance as Abigaille in Nabucco in Arena de Verona, Aida in Narodni Divadlo in Prague, also debuts as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Royal Opera House as Venus Tannhäuser, Berliner Staatsoper as Elisabetta Don Carlos, Bayerische Staatsoper as Foreign Princess in Rusalka, as Abigaille in Nabucco in Teatro Massimo di Palermo and performances in Opera Highlights concert series with Dallas Opera.
Future seasons include returns to Teatro Massimo Palermo and Deutsche Oper Berlin at among others.
Ms Płonka’s recent seasons were scheduled to mark her debut in the role of Verdi’s Lady Macbeth* with Opera Philadelphia and as Turandot at the St. Margarethen Oper im Steinbruch, appearances with Canadian Opera Company in the Flying Dutchman*, as well as her return to the Dallas Opera Don Carlo*.
On the concert stage, Ms Płonka performed as the soprano soloist in Rachmaninov’s The Bells with The Nashville Symphony, as well as in Delius’s A Mass for Life with The Grant Park Festival in Chicago. She was a featured soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing, at the Dallas Opera Gala she performed excerpts from Il Trovatore and Massenet’s Don Quichotte.
Ewa Płonka is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she obtained an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies. She holds additional degrees in piano performance from The Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland, where she received her BM and MM with honors and held a position as vocal coach. She holds a second MM degree with honors from Oklahoma City University and a DMA with honors from the University of Utah, both in piano and vocal performance.
As a concert pianist, Ms. Płonka has received multiple awards in international competitions and has performed in the US, Poland, Israel, France, Italy, Germany, and Norway.
*Cancelled due to Covid 19
(photo: Kyrre Kristoffersen)