Joanna Motulewicz has a beautiful, rich voice which she uses with exceptional elegance and grace.

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Mezzo-soprano, Joanna Motulewicz, graduated from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with distinction in the class of prof. Jolanta Janucik in 2011. She is finalist and winner of various competitions, amongst them: the Third Prize and the Prize for the Best Alto Voice in the International Competition “Cantate-Bach” in Greifswald, Germany (2011), winner of the Special Prize for the best performance and interpretation of J.S. Bach works during 10th Duszniki Zdrój Vocal Competiton (2010). Since 2005 she has been cooperating with Early Music Ensemble “La Tempesta” under the baton of Jakub Burzyński. The Ensemble performs all over Poland and has recorded several CDs with various pieces from the late baroque. In November 2013 she became a student of Opera Academy at the Polish National Opera.

As a soloist at the National Podlasie Opera in Białystok since 2012, she performed the roles of Carmen in G. Bizet’s Carmen, Flora in G. Verdi’s La traviata, Jadwiga in The Haunted Manor by S. Moniuszko, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss, Third Dame in Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart, Fruma Sarah in J. Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof and Lucja in Ch. William’s musical Korczak. Since June 2013 she has been associated with Michael Vaccaro’s Opera Classica Europa where she performed under the baton of Hans Richter the part of Fenena in G. Verdi’s Nabucco.

In 2015 Ms. Motulewicz had her German debut as Bronka in M. Weinberg’s Die Passagierin at the Oper Frankfurt am Main where she also appeared in 2016 in G. Puccini’s Il trittico and L. Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. In 2015/2016 season she debuted as Martha in The Haunted Manor directed by David Pountney at the Polish National Opera. In season 2016/2017 she came back there as Laryna in P. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. In 2017 she made her debut at the Festival of the Baroque Operas Dramma per Musica in Warsaw as Selinda in A. Vivaldi’s Farnace.

In the 2017/2018 season Joanna Motulewicz has performed the parts of Laryna with the Polish National Opera at the Dubai Opera, Bronka in Die Passagierin at the Oper Frankfurt am Main and Mercedes in a premiere production of Carmen at the Polish National Opera. In September 2018 she will debut as Bradamante in Alcina by G. F. Händel at the Festival of the Baroque Operas Dramma per Musica in Warsaw.

Ms. Motulewicz worked with recognised conductors including Andriy Yurkevych, Christoph Gedschold, Leo Hussain, Łukasz Borowicz, Johannes Debus, Mieczysław Dondajewski, Christoph Campestrini, Czesław Grabowski, Michał Klauza, Jochen A. Modeß, Jerzy Marsymiuk, Mieczysław Nowakowski, Jakub Hrusa, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Hans Richter, Tadeusz Wicherek, Jakub Burzyński, Adam Banaszak.

Opera Repertoire

G. Bizet, Carmen, Carmen, Mercedes
J. Bock, Fiddler on the Roof, Fruma Sarah
G. F. Händel, Alcina, Bradamante
G. F. Händel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Sesto
L. Janáček, Příhody lišky Bystroušky, Revírníková
J. Massenet, Werther, Charlotte
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Jadwiga, Marta
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, The Third Dame
G. Puccini, Suor Angelica, La badessa
G. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Ciesca
G. Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri, Isabella

J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Prince Orlofsky
T. Szeligowski, Bunt Żaków, Katarzyna
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Olga, Laryna
P. Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Polina
M. Weinberg, Die Passagierin, Bronka
Ch. Wiliams, Korczak, Lucy
G. Verdi, La traviata, Flora
G. Verdi, Nabucco, Fenena
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Maddalena
A. Vivaldi, Farnace, Selinda

Oratorio Repertoire

J.S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 35, 76, 82, 97, 167, 169, 170, 232, 243, 244, 245, 248
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
L. v. Beethoven, Missa Solemnis
D. Buxtehude, Mebra Jesu Nostri
M. Duruflé, Requiem
A. Dvorak, Stabat Mater
G. F. Händel, Messiah
G. F. Händel, Lungi da me pensier Tiranno
J. Haydn, Stabat Mater
A. O. Ivančić, Vesperae
A. O. Ivančić, Lytaniae ex C
G. Mahler, Kindertotenlieder
G. Mahler, Rueckert- Lieder
F. B. Mendelssohn, Elias
S. Moniuszko, I Litania Ostrobramska
S. Moniuszko, II Litania Ostrobramska

W. A. Mozart, Coronation Mass
W. A. Mozart, Missa brevis et solemnis
W. A. Mozart, Requiem
K. Penderecki, Credo
G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
S. Prokofiev, Alexander Nevski
G. Rossini, Petite messe solennelle
G. Rossini, Stabat Mater
C. Saint-Saëns, Oratorio de Noël
K. Szymanowski, Stabat Mater
M. Tippet, A Child of Our Time
R. Wagner, Wesendonk- Lieder
A. Vivaldi, Gloria
A. Vivaldi, Stabat Mater
G. Verdi, Requiem