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Mezzo-soprano, Joanna Motulewicz, graduated from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with distinction in the class of Professor 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’s works during 10th Duszniki Zdrój Vocal Competition (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 2013 she became a member of the Opera Academy at the Polish National Opera.

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

The 2015/2016 season for Ms. Motulewicz was marked with her German debut as Bronka in Die Passagierin at the Oper Frankfurt am Main where she also appeared in Il trittico and The Cunning Little Vixen, as well as her debut as Martha in The Haunted Manor directed by David Pountney at the Polish National Opera. The following season she came back to the Polish National Opera as Larina in Eugene Onegin and debuted at the Festival of Baroque Operas Dramma per musica in Warsaw as Selinda in Farnace. From her engagements in the years 2017-2020 it is worth to mention the parts of Mercedes in a premiere production of Carmen at the Polish National Opera, the Old Lady in Candide at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk and Euryclée in a premiere production of G. Fauré’s opera Penélopé at the Oper Frankfurt am Main as well as debut at the Oper Graz as Bronka in a premiere production of Die Passagierin. 

Highlights of the 2021/2022 season for Joanna Motulewicz is her role and stage debut at the Bielefeld Opera as Jezibaba in premiere production of Rusalka as well as performances in the part of Larina in Eugene Onegin at the Polish National Opera.

Ms. Motulewicz worked with recognised conductors including: Roland Kluttig, Oksana Lyniv, Joana Mallwitz, Andriy Yurkevych, Anne Hinrichsen, Christoph Gedschold, Leo Hussain, Łukasz Borowicz, José Maria Florêncio, Johannes Debus, Mieczysław Dondajewski, Christoph Campestrini, Czesław Grabowski, Michał Klauza, Jochen A. Modeß, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Mieczysław Nowakowski, Jakub Hrusa, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Hans Richter, Tadeusz Wicherek, Jakub Burzyński, Adam Banaszak.

Updated November 2021
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Opera Repertoire

G. Bizet, Carmen, Carmen, Mercedes
J. Bock, Fiddler on the Roof, Fruma Sarah
L. Bernstein, Candide, Old Lady
G. F. Händel, Alcina, Bradamante
G. F. Händel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Sesto
G. Fauré, Penélopé, Euryclée 
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
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Cherubino
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, Larina
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