Young coloratura soprano, an ideal Queen of the Night.

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Biography

Paulina Horajska, coloratura soprano, completed her vocal-acting bachelor studies with distinction at the Music Academy in Katowice under the tutelage of dr hab. Agata Kobierska in 2017. Currently, she continues with her master studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw in the class of dr hab. Jolanta Janucik.

Ms. Horajska is a laureate of the First Prize at the Rudolf Petrák´s International Singing Competition in Žilina (Slovakia), Special Prize at the 8th National Impressio Art Vocal Competition in Sopot, Third Prize at the Inter-University Chamber Competition in Wrocław and finalist of the International Vocal Competition of Sacred Music Ars et Gloria in Katowice.

In April 2017, Paulina Horajska, debuted with the part of The Queen of the Night in W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte within an “Opera Factory” project, taking place at the Music Academy in Katowice. She came back to the part in an adaptation of Die ZauberflöteAbout the Kingdom of Day and Night and Magic Instruments in cooperation with the Opera Academy at the Polish National Opera. In 2018 she performed on the stage of the Warsaw Chamber Opera as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito and Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail by W. A. Mozart.

The artist has broad concert repertoire, with which she has performed i. a. in Leo Kultur Saal in Vienna, Redutowe Rooms at the Polish National Opera, W. Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Silesian Philharmonic, Rzeszów Music Institute, Atma in Zakopane, Łazienki Palace in Warsaw.

In October 2016, Paulina Horajska, sang the soprano part in a premiere performance of Vesperae de Beata Maria Virgine by Henryk Brikner Osppe. In July 2018 she sang in Paris on the “Chopin au Jardin” Music Festival and the 12th “Arsenal Nights” Chamber Music Festival in Wrocław. She has also performed chosen sacred works of W. A. Mozart with the Il Giardino Armonico Ensemble within the Mozart Academy project at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław.

The singer has performed under the baton of such conductors as: Benjamin Bayl, Friedrich Heider, Marcin Sompoliński, Stefano Barneschi, Leszek Sojka, Hubert Prochota, Rafał Kłoczko, Krzysztof Dziewięcki, Michał Klauza.

Paulina Horajska is also a soloist of the Ensemble Les Sauvages which specialises in historically informed performance.

Opera Repertoire

G. Frid, The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Hanna
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, The Queen of the Night
W. A. Mozart, La clemenza di Tito, Servilia

W. A. Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Blonde
J. Offenbach, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Olimpia
A. Stradella, Il Trespolo tutore, Despina

Oratorio Repertoire

J. S. Bach, Johannes Passion
J. S. Bach, Magnificat
W. A. Mozart, Requiem
W. A. Mozart, Coronation Mass
G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
H. Brikner Osppe, Vesperae de Beata Maria Virgine

M. Żebrowski, Magnificat
G. G. Gorczycki, Completorium
G. G. Gorczycki, In Virtute Tua
G. G. Gorczycki, Laetatus Sum
B. Britten, Te Deum in C