Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk

Biography

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk is one of the most outstanding young Polish sopranos. She studied at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wroclaw under Professor Danuta Paziuk-Zipser and at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk’s many competition successes have included Special Prize at the International Vocal Competition in Toulouse, First Prize and the Award for the best coloratura soprano at the St. Moniuszko International Vocal Competition in Warsaw, First Prize and Special Prize at the Karol Szymanowski International Vocal Competition in Lodz, and in the Halina Halska-Fijałkowska Polish Vocal Competition, First Prize at the Solomiya Krushelnytska International Competition of Opera Singers in Lviv, Special Prize at the Toti dal Monte International Vocal Competition in Treviso, and the Prize for the youngest finalist and the Audience Prize at the International Vocal Competition in Malmö. She received the Jan Kiepura Award for the best female singer in Poland and the Wroclaw Music Award for excellent performances of the Wroclaw Opera House. In 2015, she also was honored with the Award of the President of Wroclaw  for the outstanding  artistic achievements in 2014.

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk made her professional operatic début as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Wroclaw Opera and her international début as Kunegonde in Candide in Lucca, Ravenna, Livorno and Pisa under the baton of Maestro Elio Boncompagni. Her début at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Queen of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakow was followed immediately by a return invitation to sing Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte. At the Bolshoi Theatre she also performs Feu, Princesse, and Le Rossignol in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges. She has also sung at the Theater Bonn in the title role of Lakmé.

As a resident Principal of the Wroclaw Opera she has sung Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Nanetta in Falstaff, Oscar Ballo in Maschera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Hanna in Straszny dwor, Olimpia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Angel in Angels in America, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Violetta in La Traviata and many others. Her operatic repertoire also includes Baronessa in La vera costanza (Haydn), Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sofia in Il Signor Bruschino. She also is being invited by Opera Baltycka in Gdansk, where she performs Violetta in La Traviata and Hanna in Straszny dwor.
In March 2015 she made her debut at the National Opera in Warsaw as Gilda in Rigoletto and in April she returned there as Hanna in Straszny dwor. She has sung under the baton of: J.Lopez Cobos, V.Sinaisky, P.Eötvös, E.Boncompagni, J.Axelrod, S.Blunier, Ch.Moulds, J.Kaspszyk, A.Yurkevych, Ł.Borowicz, T.Kozłowski, T.Strugała, E.Michnik, P.Klinichev, M.Pijarowski, M.Klauza, J.M.Zarzycki, S.Chrzanowski.

In 2015 she recorded several opera arias with Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw. She also cooperates regularly with National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Poznan Philharmonic and National Forum of Music in Wroclaw.

In 2016 she made her debut at Teatro Verdi in Trieste as Gilda in Rigoletto (the premiere and opening of the season). She will return to Trieste in May 2017 to perform La Sonnambula. In February 2017 she sang her first Haendel role Sigismondo in Arminio at the Haendel Festspiele in Karlsruhe, which turned out to be her big success. In April 2017 she will make her debut in France in Opera de Toulon as Konstanze in Entfuehrung aus dem Serail. Her invitations in 2017 includes also Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (The Golden Cockerel).

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk has an extensive repertoire of oratorio and concert works, Lieder and song in several European languages. She performes in concerts and festivals in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy.

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Schedule

25 09 2018

GISMONDO RE DI POLONIA (Premislao)

Theater an der Wien Vienna (AT)
05 10 2018

RIGOLETTO (Gilda)

Teatro Coccia Novara (IT)
07 10 2018

RIGOLETTO (Gilda)

Teatro Coccia Novara (IT)
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Susanna (Mozart)

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Recordings

20 04 2018
Arminio DVD
Arminio DVD
G. F. Handel