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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. She came back to the Oper Frankfurt as Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

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.

Joanna Notulewicz is represented in collaboration with Artistainternational.

∗ This biography can be edited only by Studio Kultura. Updated November 2021


Opera Repertoire

Bizet, Carmen, Carmen, Mercedes
Bock, Fiddler on the Roof, Fruma Sarah
Bernstein, Candide, Old Lady
Händel, Alcina, Bradamante
Händel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Sesto
Fauré, Penélopé, Euryclée 
Janáček, Příhody lišky Bystroušky, Revírníková
Massenet, Werther, Charlotte
Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Jadwiga, Marta
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, The Third Dame
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Cherubino
Puccini, Suor Angelica, La badessa
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Ciesca
Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri, Isabella

Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Prince Orlofsky
Szeligowski, Bunt Żaków, Katarzyna
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Olga, Larina
Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Polina
Weinberg, Die Passagierin, Bronka
Wiliams, Korczak, Lucy
Verdi, La traviata, Flora
Verdi, Nabucco, Fenena
Verdi, Rigoletto, Maddalena
Vivaldi, Farnace, Selinda

Oratorio Repertoire

Bach, Cantatas BWV 35, 76, 82, 97, 167, 169, 170, 232
Bach, Cantatas BWV 243, 244, 245, 248

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9
Beethoven, Missa Solemnis
Buxtehude, Mebra Jesu Nostri
Duruflé, Requiem
Dvorak, Stabat Mater
Händel, Messiah
Händel, Lungi da me pensier Tiranno
Haydn, Stabat Mater
Ivančić, Vesperae
Ivančić, Lytaniae ex C
Mahler, Kindertotenlieder
Mahler, Rueckert- Lieder
Mendelssohn, Elias
Moniuszko, I, II Litania Ostrobramska

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