Gosha Kowalinska is a mezzo-soprano with an intensely saturated color of voice and big stage temperament, she is a spectacular Carmen.

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Biography

Gosha Kowalinska, Polish mezzo-soprano, completed her singing studies in France in Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot and acting studies in Ecole Claude Mathieu. She participated in numerous master classes with such great singers as: Fiorenza Cossotto, Maurizio Arena, Anna Sims, Margreet Honig, Jolanta Żmurko, Stefania Bonfadelli, Raphael Sikorski, Kathryn Harries and June Anderson.

In 2010 she won two First Prizes at the Italian Opera Competition Spazio Musica, which resulted in her debut as Miss Quickly in G. Verdi’s Falstaff conducted by Fabio Maestri. In 2014 she won the Special Prize at the International Opera Competition Armel in Budapest.

Gosha Kowalinska debuted in the role of Maddalena in G. Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opera et Operette in France, where in the following years she performed as Fenena in Nabucco by G. Verdi, Métella in La vie parisienne by J. Offenbach, Third Dame in Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart, and the title role in Carmen by G. Bizet which became her representative role. She performed frequently on stages of such theaters as Spazio Musica, Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto in Italy and CALA- Lyon, Renouveau Lyrique in France.

Currently she is a soloist at the Castle Opera in Szczecin, Poland, where she debuted as Suzuki in G. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly followed by Mina in E. Kalman’s Gräfin Mariza and Mrs. Grose in B. Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. She took part in festivals, such as: Festival Aix les Bains in France and Artist Direction Stage in St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Except for opera repertoire Gosha Kowalinska has a broad concert repertoire, with which she performed on numerous occasions in France and Poland. She worked with such conductors as Claude Reymond, Gian Marco Bozio, Eric Darrigrand, Dominique Fanal, Szymon Wyżykowski, Andrei Chevtchouk and Francois Boulanger.

In 2016/2017 season Gosha Kowalinska performed Carmen at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikam Theatre in Japan, and at the CALA-Lyon in France. She also returned to the Castle Opera in Szczecin as Mrs. Grose in B. Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Ulrica in G. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.

Audio

Opera Repertoire

V. Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Romeo
V. Bellini, Norma, Adalgiza
G. Bizet, Carmen, Carmen
B. Britten, The Turn of the Screw, Mrs. Grose
L. Delibes, Lakmé, Malika
G. Donizetti, Anna Bolena, Giovanna Seymour
E. Kalman, Gräfin Mariza, Mina
J. Massenet, Werther, Charlotta
W. A. Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Dorabella
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Third Dame
J. Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Voice of the mother
J. Offenbach, La vie parisienne, Métella
J. Offenbach, La belle Hélène, Helena

 

G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Suzuki
G. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Zita
P. Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Polina
G. Verdi, Aida, Amneris
G. Verdi, Don Carlos, Eboli
G. Verdi, Falstaff, Miss Quickly
G. Verdi, Nabucco, Fenena
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Magdalena
G. Verdi, La Traviata, Flora
G. Verdi, Trubadur, Azucena
G. Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Ulrica
R. Wagner, Parsifal, Kundry

Oratorio Repertoire

L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
H. Berlioz, Les nuits d’été
M. de Falla, El amor brujo
A. Dvorak, Stabat Mater
E. Elgar, Sea Pictures
W. A. Mozart, Missa solemnis

W. A. Mozart, Requiem
G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
G. Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle
G. Rossini, Stabat Mater
G. Verdi, Messa da Requiem