Anna Patrys, lyric dramatic soprano, a rare type of voice with dark timbre and virtuoso technic, which enables her to create extraordinary interpretations.

Biography

Polish jugendlich-dramatischer sopran (lyric dramatic soprano), Anna Patrys, is the winner of the inaugural Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos in 2014. She studied at Music Academy in Katowice under the tutelage of Professor Henryka Januszewska-Stańczyk.

In the upcoming 2017/2018 season Anna Patrys will debut as Leonora in G. Verdi’s La forza del destino at the Silesian Opera in Bytom.

Miss Patrys has an extensive 3.5 octave voice scale, extraordinary skills, excellent vocal technique and a unique dark timbre. After her studies, over 10 years, she has been performing as a chamber singer with main Polish vocal ensembles. Her repertoire includes 18 operatic roles, 35 world premieres of contemporary music, over 110 cantatas and oratorios, about 100 contemporary works, more than 800 songs, more than 300 chamber works and vocal major symphonies including Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by H. M. Górecki, Symphony No. 9 by L.v. Beethoven, Symphony Lobgesang by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sinfonia Sacra Elegerunt Apostoli by M. Zieleński, Angelus by W. Kilar, as well as extensive and powerful vocal works written for mezzo-sopranos such as symphonies by G. Mahler.

Anna Patrys is known for her virtuoso concerts, on which she presents extremely difficult vocal literature, including famous baroque arias written for castrati, presenting a unique and valued highly by music critics vocal technique.

She performs both, the greatest works of baroque music as well as recently discovered ones. The results are inter alia concerts for the European Broadcasting Union with the popular series of «Discoverys» as well as contemporary premieres, music publishing and cooperation with highly valued ensembles and soloists like: Marek Toporowski, Władysław Kłosiewicz, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Agata Sapiecha, Accademia Bizantina in Ravenna, Peter Wagner, Capella Cracoviensis, Camerata Silesia, Capella Czestochoviensis.

She sung under the baton of international conductors including Krzysztof Penderecki, Peter Hirsch, Ottavio Dantone, David Lee, Lawrence Foster, Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Ulf Schirmer, Lothar Koenigs, Christopher Moulds, Carlo Rizzi, Frank Strobel, Dave Claessen, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Tomasz Bugaj, Marek Moś, Władysław Kłosiewicz, Kazimierz Kord, Wojciech Michniewski, Małgorzata Kaniowska, Sebastian Perłowski, Łukasz Borowicz, Bohdan Jarmołowicz and Wojciech Czepiel.

Miss Patrys is also the founder of the Sudeten Singing Artists Association L’Orpheo.

Audio

Opera Repertoire

G. Bizet, Carmen, Micaëla
G. Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Serena
C. W. Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice, Euridice
S. Krupowicz, Europa, Leuta

W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Marcellina
G. Puccini, Tosca, Tosca
H. Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Dido
G. Verdi, La forza del destino, Leonora

Oratorio Repertoire

J. Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem
A. Bruckner, Messe F-Dur
A. Bruckner, Messe f- Moll
A. Bruckner, Te Deum
J. Cage, Aria
H. Górecki, Symphony of sorrowful songs
A. Krzanowski, Metaopera: Audycja V - Suita - sopran solo
W. Lutosławski, Lacrimosa for soprano, choir and orchestra

G. Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
G. Mahler, Symphonies No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 8
K. Penderecki, Polish Requiem, St. Luke Passion
S. Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky
K. Szymanowski, Demeter
K. Szymanowski, Stabat Mater
K. Szymanowski, Symphony Song of the Night