Izabela Matuła


Headshot of the artistIzabela Matuła studied music theory, composition, and conducting, before graduating from the Vocal Department of the Kraków Academy of Music. She debuted at the Polish National Opera as Moniuszko’s Halka in 2020 and returned to Warsaw to sing Tochter in Hindemith’s Cardillac (2021), Puccini’s Tosca (2022), and Jarecki’s Barbara Radziwill (2022). In the 2022/2023 season she will make a debut as Tosca in Innsbruck and the Grange Park Opera in Surrey.

She participated in a range of singing courses and masterclasses. After completing her studies, she trained with Neil Semer in New York and currently works with Dariusz Grabowski. She has had successes in several singing competitions: Deutsches Lied Prague-Budapest-Wien (1st Prize), Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition (2nd Prize), Oper Schloss Laubach (1st Prize), and Wilhelm Stenhammar International Singing Competition (3rd Prize). She represented Poland in the BBC Singer of the World (2009), where she reached the semifinals.

The singer’s vast repertoire mainly includes leading soprano parts in Italian operas, including AidaIl trovatore (Mannheim, Linz), La forza del destino (Oper Frankfurt 2022, Polish National Opera 2023), Luisa MillerOtelloStiffelio and Un ballo in mascheraMadama Butterfly (Mannheim), Suor AngelicaTosca (Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf), Turandot and La bohème (ABAO Bilbao Opera), Catalani’s La Wally, as well as in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (Countess) and Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira in Dortmund and Bonn). She also specialises in German and Slavic works, and has performed in Wagner’s Lohengrin, Tchaikovsky’s Mazzepa and Eugene Onegin (Linz), Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, Smetana’s Dalibor (Frankfurt), and Weinberger’s Švanda dudák (Teatro Massimo Palermo).

Outside of opera, she can often be heard in oratorio repertoire: Haydn’s The Creation, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’s A German Requiem, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, and most soprano parts in Krzysztof Penderecki’s works. She has performed as guest soloist at the Simón Bolívar Concert Hall in Caracas, Berliner Konzerthaus, Doha Concert Hall, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Darmstadt Koncerthaus, Musikverein Graz, and Warsaw Philharmonic Hall.