Polish alt, Ewa Wolak, received her musical training at the Music Conservatoire in Krakau (viola, singing) and at the University for Music in Karlsruhe.
She is a prize-winner of the IVC ‘s Hertogenbosch and Grand Prix Maria Callas in Athens and a recipient of Europe Culture Prize.
Ewa Wolak has performed many Händel’s opera roles such as Eduige in Rodelinda, Bradamante in Alcina, Irene in Tamerlano, Carilda in Arianna in Creta, and the title parts in Amadigi and Salomon.
She has sung in addition Isabella in Rossini’sL’italiana in Algieri, Mrs.Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff,Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Marceline in Le nozze di Figaro, the title role in Carmen, Leonora in Scarlatti’s Il Trionfo del’ onore, Constanze in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata, and Marte in Gounod’s Faust.
Being a permanent resident soloist at the opera house in Karlsruhe, Ewa Wolak has appeared with Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper, both in Berlin, Triëst, and Montpellier, among others.
Ewa Wolak has sung the title role in Carmen (Karlsruhe), Cornelia in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, La Cieca in La Gioconda , Erda in Das Rheingold (all at Deutsche Oper Berlin), Gaea in Daphne and Olga in Eugene Onegin (both at Deutsche Oper Berlin), Isabella in Italiana in Algeri and Erda in Das Rheingold(both in Karlsruhe)
More recently Ewa Wolak has performed Mozart’s Requiem (Mozarteum Salzburg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Mrs. Quickly in Falstaff ( Berlin, Deutsche Oper), and Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera (Finnish National Opera, Helsinki).
Other recent engagements include Erda in Das Rheingold and in Siegfried,Schwertleite in Die Walküre (all in Berlin, Deutsche Oper), 3rd Lady in Die Zauberflöte (Toulouse), Dalila in Samson et Dalila (Karlsruhe), and Ulrica in
Un ballo in maschera (Deutsche Oper Berlin), among others.
A frequent concert artist, Ewa Wolak, has appeared in numerous festivals all over Europe including Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and Karlsruhe, Warsaw Autumn, Tirol Festival, Vilnius Festival, and Wratislavia Cantans
© Ewa Wolak