Gosha Kowalinska was born in Poland, but moved to France in early childhood. In 2008 she graduated with a diploma in opera singing from Ecole Normale de musique Alfred Cortot Pa-ris (Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution de Chant) and in dramatic arts from Ecole Claude – Acting techniques. Since 2009 she has studied with the Italian soprano Maestra Gabriella Ravazzi and taking part in various masterclasses with Fiorenza Cossotto, Maurizio Arena, Anna Sims, Irina Gavrilovici, Margreet Honig, Jolanta Zmurko.
Ms Kowalinska has sung under Maurizio Arena, Kazuki Yamada, Laurent Petitgirard, Franck Chastrusse-Colombier, Miguel Campos Neto, Fabbio Maestri, Olivier Holt, Gaspard Brecourt, Frederic Deloche, Jerzy Wolosiuk, Vasyl Vasylienko, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Andrei Chevtchuk, Michel Piquemal.
A winner of international competitions in Italy and France, she performs at various theatres around the world, her repertoire including Bizet’s Carmen, Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il trovatore, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Fenena in Nabucco, Flora in La traviata, Mrs Quickly in Falstaff, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, and Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Helena in La belle Hélène, Metella in La vie parisienne, Mrs Grose in The Turn of The Screw, Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, Marthe in Guru (Petitgirard).
Her oratorio repertoire includes: Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s La petite messe solennelle and Stabat Mater, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem and Missa Solemnis, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, De Falla’s El amor brujo.
Ms Kowalinska first performed as Carmen in France in 2011 and since then she has reprised the role on many stages in France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Algeria, and Morocco. In 2019 the mezzo made her debut with the Warsaw Chamber Opera as Maria in Michal Znaniecki’s production of Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires. She sang Mathe in the world premiere of Guru composed and directed by Laurent Petitgirard at Opera na Zamku Szczecin.
(photo: Beatrice Cruvellier)