Ilona Krzywicka is a young Polish soprano gaining recognition on stages at home and abroad.
In 2008, while studying, Ilona debuted as Halka in the homonymous opera by S. Moniuszko in the open-air stage in Radziejowice Palace, Poland directed by Teresa Żylis- Gara. The Polish orchestra Iuventus, conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski, accompanied the project. Subsequently she embodied the role of Tatiana (E. Onegin). In the following year she completed her studies with distinction at the I. J. Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan, Poland.
Also in 2009 Ilona was selected from 350 candidates to participate as a soloist in the Opéra National de Paris’s development programme for young artists – ‘Atelier Lyrique’. During the period 2009-2012 she participated in the following opera productions: La finta giardiniera, W. A. Mozart (Arminda; MC 93 Bobigny), Street scene, K. Weill (Ann Maurrant; Amphithéatre Bastille), Orpheus and Eurydice, C.W. Gluck, arr. H. Berlioz (Eurydice; MC 93 Bobigny and the National Theatre Bordeaux-Aquitane), Mirandolina, B. Martinu (Mirandolina; MC 93 Bobigny), Rigoletto, G.Verdi (Contessa di Ceprano; Opera Bastille), Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini (La Madre di Cio-Cio-San; Opera Bastille), La répétition interrompue/Les Troqueurs, A. Dauvergne (Julie; Amphithéatre Bastille) and Faust, P. Fenelon (Suschen; Palais Garnier). She has received the “Prix Lyrique AROP 2012” that rewards the best young singer of the season.
In 2013 Ilona performed the part of Donna Anna from Don Giovanni together with Capella Cracoviensis conducted by Tomasz Adamus and in 2014 Erste Dame from Magic Flute during Rheinsberg Festival in Germany.
Ilona has participated in vocal and interpretation master classes in many different countries with such distinguished artists as Joanna Kozłowska, Irene Kremling-Domański, Helena Łazarska, Ann Murray, Sylvie Valayre, Natalie Dessay, Ruggero Raimondi and Klaus Haeger.
She continues to study with Teresa Żylis- Gara.
She performed in concerts with the Orchestra of the National Opera of Paris at the Palais Garnier and also in UK, Italy, Greece, Russia, Austria and Lithuania. Her concert repertoire covers oratorio and symphonic works such as: Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony, G. G. Gorczycki’s Completorium, Stabat Mater by J. Haydn, G. Rossini, A. Dvorak, G. B. Pergolesi and L. Boccherrini, La Vierge by J. Massenet etc.
She has worked with conductors including: Maurizio Benini, Daniele Callegari, Geoffroy Jourdain, Antony Hermus, Bernhard Kontarsky, Marius Stieghorst, Piotr Sułkowski, Tadeusz Wojciechowski; and stage directors: Laco Adamik, Irene Bonnaud, Jarosław Kilian, Alexendre Myrat, Dominique Pitoiset, Ryszard Peryt, Stephen Taylor and Robert Wilson.
In the season 2015/16: Flowermaiden at the Royal Opera Madrid in Wagner’s “Parsifal”, Cio-Cio-San at the Opera in Szczecin and Musetta at The Krakow Opera.
She is proficient in the following languages: Polish, French, English and understands Russian, German and Italian.