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Ewa Podle¶, fot. Andrzej ¦wietlik



Due to the specific color, huge range and agility of her voice, Ewa Podleś is widely recognized as the most authentic contralto of her generation. Music critics contributing to Classic FM Magazine have included her among ten best mezzos of the first decade of the twenty-first century, while named her one of 100 operatic legends of the last half-century.


Ewa Podleś is a native of Warsaw, Poland. She is winner of many international competitions, including The Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Thanks to her distinctive, dramatic voice of staggering range and unique vocal abilities, her extensive opera and concert repertoire spans music from the Baroque to the present (Handel - Gluck - Rossini - Donizetti - Verdi - Ponchielli - Puccini - Bizet - Tchaikovsky - Shostakovich - Mahler - Wagner - R. Strauss - Penderecki ...). Since her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, she has been in a select group of artists who appear regularly in the most prestigious opera houses (La Scala, La Fenice, MET, San Francisco Opera, Covent Garden, Bastille, Théâtre du Châtelet, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Liceo, Teatro Real...), concert halls (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall...) and festivals (Pesaro, Caramoore, Lanaudiére...). She gives master-classes and is invited to the juries of international vocal competitions.


Ewa Podleś has recorded numerous CD's and DVD's many of which received prestigious acclaims and awards (i. eg. Orphée d'or Prix Prestige Lyrique 2015).


Details on Ewa Podleś's life and career can be found in the book by French author Brigitte Cormier Ewa Podleś - Contralto Assoluto (Edition Symétrie 2015).


Ewa Podle¶, photo: John F. Martin 

Ewa Podleś as Zia Principessa SFO 2009

photo: John F. Martin


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