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Biography

Marta Kluczyńska graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in symphony and opera conducting under Professor Marek Pijarowski and piano under Professor Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel. She then participated in master classes taught by conductors such as Colin Metters, Gabriel Chmura, and Jerzy Salwarowski, as well as in workshops organised by the European Network of Opera Academies during the Edinburgh Festival and at Académie Européenne du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence led by Peter Eötvös in 2011 and by Katie Mitchell in 2019.

She debuted at the Polish National Opera in 2008/2009 season at the age of 24, conducting In the Land of the Magic Flute. She went on to conduct several ballet productions: Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Don QuixoteTristan, and And the Rain Will Pass… In 2013 and 2014 she led the world premieres of operas for voices and hands by Jagoda Szmytka, Transcryptum by Wojtek Blecharz, Victory over the Sun by Sławomir Wojciechowski and Solarize by Marcin Stańczyk as part of the P Project.

Maestra Kluczyńska has performed with Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Iuventus, the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, the Castle Opera in Szczecin Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (UMFC). She has conducted at such festivals as Warsaw Autumn, Wratislavia Cantans, Musica Polonica Nova or Bydgoszcz Opera Festival.

She was assistant conductor for several dozen productions at the Polish National Opera, which enabled her to expand her opera and ballet repertoire significantly. She has worked with Valery Gergiev, Marc Minkowski, Stefan Soltesz, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk and Gabriel Chmura. She was also the assistant conductor for Tannhäuser at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago.

Marta Kluczyńska has worked with students of the UMFC on opera performances, including: L’elisir d’amore for the inauguration of the Youth Theatre of Warsaw Chamber Opera (2013), A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged at the Polish National Opera’s chamber auditorium (2012), La bohème, Halka (Vilnius version), Spectres and Die Verschworenen.

In the 2016/2017 season, Marta Kluczyńska conducted The Haunted Minor and ballet The Nutcracker at the Polish National Opera as well as La Cenerentola at the Wrocław Opera. She also conducted the Finals and the Concert of Laureates at the 17th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz. In the 2018/2019 season she conducted for the first time G. Verdi’s Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio at the Wrocław Opera and ballet And the Rain Will Pass… at the Polish National Opera.

Artist’s engagements in the season 2019/2020 will include participation in the prestigious Fifth Annual Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera, music direction of Don Giovanni performance at the Nieborów Palace, debut at the Szczecin Philharmonic as well as guest performances at the Podkarpacka Philharmonic and Świętokrzyska Philharmonic. She will also come back to leed La Cenerentola at the Wrocław Opera and The Nutcracker at the Polish National Opera, where she is reinvited annually since 2016.

In 2011 she was named the best Polish participant of the V Witold Lutosławski International Competition for Young Conductors.

Updated October 2019
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Opera Repertoire

B. Britten, A Midsummer Night's Dream
G. Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore
G. Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia
C. W. Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice
C. Gounod, Faust
S. Moniuszko, Halka
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor
S. Moniuszko, Verbum Nobile
S. Moniuszko, Widma
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro
M. Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov
K. Penderecki, Die Teufel von Loudun
G. Puccini, La bohème
G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly
G. Puccini, Suor Angelica

G. Puccini, Tosca
G. Puccini, Turandot
G. Rossini, Guglielmo Tell
F. Schubert, Die Verschworenen
K. Szymanowski, King Roger
A. Tansman, Le serment
P. Tchaikovski, Eugene Onegin
P. Tchaikovski, The Queen of Spades
G. Verdi, Aida
G. Verdi, Don Carlo
G. Verdi, La traviata
G. Verdi, Nabucco
G. Verdi, Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio
G. Verdi, Rigoletto
G. Verdi, La traviata
R. Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer
R. Wagner, Lohengrin
R. Wagner, Tannhäuser
M. Weinberg, Die Passagierin