Iwona Rutkowska is an artist blessed with exceptional energy and a light, graceful voice.
Polish lyric coloratura soprano, Iwona Handzlik, started her musical education playing piano and graduated from S. Moniuszko State Music School in 1999. She continued her studies at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the vocal department. In 2004 she received Socrates-Erasmus scholarship in Lubeck in Germany. As a third-year student Ms. Handzlik began to collaborate with the Musical Theater in Lublin, where she performed for 2 years as Hanna in The Haunted Manor by S. Moniuszko.
From 2006 she was engaged as a soloist at the Wrocław Opera, where she was singing such parts as: Musetta in La bohème by G. Puccini, Gilda in Rigoletto by G. Verdi, Adele in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss, Adina in L’elisir d’amore by G. Donizetti, Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann by J. Offenbach, 1st Blumenmädchen in Parsifal by R. Wagner, Nanetta in Falstaff by G. Verdi, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera by G. Verdi.
In 2006 she made her stage debut at the Polish National Opera, singing Adele’s part during the New Year’s Concert. She collaborated with many Opera Houses in Poland: Krakow Opera, Silesian Opera in Bytom, as well as the Zabrze and Wałbrzych Philharmonics. In the 2016/2017 season she sung the part od Papagena in the noted Komische Oper Berlin production of Die Zauberflöte staged by Barrie Kosky. She has also debuted at the Castle Opera in Szczecin with the part of Oscar in G. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera.
Ms. Handzlik performed in concerts in Belgium, Netherlands, France, Canada, Thailand, Australia and Italy.
In the 2017/2018 season Iwona Handzlik will come back with the part of Oscar in G. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at the Castle Opera in Szczecin.
G. Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore, Adina
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Hanna
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Papagena
W. A. Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Blonde
G. Puccini, La bohème, Musetta
J. Offenbach, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Olympia
J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Adele
G. Verdi, Falstaff, Nannetta
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Gilda
G. Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Oscar
R. Wagner, Parsifal, I Flowermaiden
H. M. Górecki, Symphony No. 3
J. Haydn, Stabat Mater
G. F. Händel, Dixit Dominus
G. F. Händel, Die Schöpfung, Gabriel
G. F. Händel, Messiah
W. A. Mozart, Exulate, jubilate
G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
A. Scarlatti, Dafni
F. Schubert, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
J. Strauss, Frühlingsstimmen