Polish mezzo soprano Marta Świderska has been a member of the International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Hamburg from 2015 to 2017 and is now is a soloist in the ensemble of this important German opera house, where her repertoire includes roles like Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Mercedes in Carmen, Zaida in Il Turco in Italia, Marthe in Faust and Brigitta in Die tote Stadt.
Despite her career being only at the beginning, she has already been invited to sing at the Komische Oper Berlin, the Oper Leipzig and the Baltic Opera Gdańsk, where she has performed Olga in Eugene Onegin. She will open her season 2018/19 singing her first Erda in the premiere of Siegfried at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. Later on, this season she will sing Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonie im Gasteig and on tour in several prestigious concert halls throughout Europe with the Ensemble Equilibrium. All performances will be conducted by Barbara Hannigan.
Marta Świderska started playing the violin at a very young age. After graduating from school, she enrolled at the University of Technology in Katowice where in 2016 she obtained her PhD (doctor) degree in Material Science Engineering. Simultaneously she began studying voice at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. After finishing her bachelor studies, she went on to make her master in music at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt/Main.
Marta Świderska won the first prize in the Summer Academy Voice Competition in Sopot, second prize in the Jan Kiepura Competition, second prize in the Giulio–Perotti Voice Competition and at the National Voice Competition in Mława, Poland. She took part in masterclasses with Renate Behle, Bo Skovhus, Sergei Leiferkus, Helmut Deutsch, Thomas Quasthoff and Brigitte Fassbaender.
Saint–Saëns / Samson et Dalila – Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix
Wagner / Das Rheingold – Erda