11th Moniuszko Competition: The Finals

The 11th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition

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Finals with the Orchestra of the Polish National Opera under Andriy Yurkevych

Recital of Jakub Józef Orliński and Michał Biel

Announcement of results and awards ceremony

Held by the Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw, the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition is the biggest singing competition in Poland. Established in 1992 by Maria Fołtyn, Polish soprano, legendary Halka, opera director, animateur, and tireless promoter of Stanisław Moniuszko’s oeuvre, the competition sees its tenth anniversary in 2019. Every three years young artists from around the world gather in Warsaw to present their skills and abilities before a select group of music professionals. For many the competition becomes a launch pad to an international career.

112 singers qualified to take part in the 11th edition of the Competition, representing 28 countries from 6 continents. Poles are the most numerous group, followed closely by Ukrainians.

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Programme

JULIANA GRIGORYAN soprano, Armenia
Giacomo PUCCINI: Cio-cio-san’s aria Un bel di vedremo from the 2nd act of Madama Butterfly

SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI baritone, Poland
Giuseppe VERDI: Rodrigo Posa’s recitative and aria O Carlo, askolta… Io morrò from the 4th act of Don Carlo

DEAN MURPHY baritone, USA
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Janusz’s recitative and aria Qual sorte o cielo!… Per chè nell’ ore (Skąd tu przybyła… Czemuż mnie w chwilach) from the 1st act of Halka

ZUZANNA NALEWAJEK mezzo-soprano, Poland
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Bronia’s aria Szemrze strumyk pod jaworem from the 2nd act of Hrabina

VOLODYMYR TYSHKOV bass, Ukraine
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Skołuba’s aria Ten zegar stary from the 3rd act of Straszny dwór

NOMBULELO YENDE soprano, RSA
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Halka’s recitative and aria Ha! Dzieciątko nam umiera… O mój maleńki from the 4th act of Halka

YULIIA ZASIMOVA soprano, Ukraine
Giuseppe VERDI: Gilda’s recitative and aria Gualtier Malde… Caro nome from the 1st act of Rigoletto

XIAOMENG ZHANG baritone, China Giuseppe
VERDI: Posa’s death scene Son io, mio Carlo… Per me giunto… Io morrò from the 4th act of Don Carlo

RAFAEL ALEJANDRO DEL ANGEL GARCIA tenor, Mexico
Giuseppe VERDI: Corrado’s aria Ah! sì, ben dite…guerra… Tutto parea sorridere from the 1st act of Il Corsaro

DARIJA AUGUŠTAN soprano, Croatia
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Halka’s recitative and aria O jakżebym klęczeć… Gdyby rannym słonkiem from the 2nd act of Halka

ELIZA BOOM soprano New Zealand Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Halka’s recitative and aria O jakżebym klęczeć… Gdyby rannym słonkiem from the 2nd act of Halka

INNA FEDORII soprano, Ukraine
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Zuzia’s recitative and aria Stacho odjeżdża… Jak tu ująć żal na wodze from Verbum nobile

JULIANA GRIGORYAN soprano, Armenia
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Halka’s recitative and aria Ha! Dzieciątko nam umiera… O mój maleńki from the 4th act of Halka

SZYMON MECHLIŃSKI baritone, Poland
Zygmunt NOSKOWSKI: Angelos’s aria Boże! Sędzio! Mścicielu! From the 2nd act of Wyrok

DEAN MURPHY baritone, USA
Gaetano DONIZETTI: Alfonso’s aria Ma de’ malvagi in van…Vien, Leonora… De’ miei dì compagna io voglio from the 2nd act of La Favorita

ZUZANNA NALEWAJEK mezzo-soprano, Poland
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Dorabella’s aria Ah! scostati!… Smanie implacabili from the 1st act of Così fan tutte

VOLODYMYR TYSHKOV bass, Ukraine
Giuseppe VERDI: Filippo’s aria Ella giammai m’amò from the 4th act of Don Carlo

NOMBULELO YENDE soprano, RSA
Vincenzo BELLINI: Norma’s aria Casta Diva from the 1st act of Norma

YULIIA ZASIMOVA soprano Ukraine
Karol SZYMANOWSKI: Roksana’s aria Uśnijcie, krwawe sny króla Rogera from the 2nd act of Król Roger

XIAOMENG ZHANG baritone China
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Janusz’s recitative and aria Skąd tu przybyła… Czemuż mnie w chwilach from the 1st act of Halka

RAFAEL ALEJANDRO DEL ANGEL GARCIA tenor, Mexico
Stanisław MONIUSZKO: Jontek’s aria Szumią jodły na gór szczycie from the 4th act of Halka

DARIJA AUGUŠTAN soprano Croatia
Giacomo PUCCINI: Liù’s aria Signore, ascolta! From the 1st act of Turandot

ELIZA BOOM soprano, New Zealand
Alfredo CATALANI: Wally’s aria Ebben! Ne andrò lontana from I act of La Wally

INNA FEDORII soprano, Ukraine
Gustave CHARPENTIER: Louise’s aria Depuis le jour from the 3rd act of Louise

Honorary patronage

  • of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland Prof. Piotr Gliński

  • Patrons of 11th International Moniuszko Vocal Competition

Sponsors

  • Patrons of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

  • Partners of the Opera Academy

  • Partners of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera