Karolina Wojteczko, Mezzo-Soprano – HONORABLE MENTION
Praised for her “light and free-sounding voice—throughout its range”, Mezzo-Soprano Karolina Wojteczko is earning a reputation for wonderful performances on both the operatic and concert stages.
Ms. Wojteczko’s opera performances include roles in The Pirates of Penzance and Trial by Jury by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica; Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro and Third Lady in The Magic Flute, and Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. She joined Opera Theater Connecticut for the 2012 and 2013 seasons as Alicia in Lucia di Lammermoor and Giovanna in Rigoletto.
Other performance credits include Vicky in David Yazbek’s The Full Monty and featured soloist on the concert stage, most recently Faure’s Requiem, Carissimi’s Jephte, Poulenc’s Gloria, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah in an intimate interpretation featuring one voice on a part. In June of last year, Ms. Wojteczko made her Carnegie Hall debut in the premiere of the Mass of the Divine Shepherd composed by Julian Revie.
Ms. Wojteczko is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the James Somer Opera Scholarship, Schoolmasters Special Scholarship, the Metropolitan Opera National Council La Camera Guida (New England Regional, 2011), Mirabell Voice Competition at the Mozart Festival in Austria and first place winner at the James Furman Competition. Ms. Wojteczko has also placed numerously at the National Association of Teachers of Singing at the Regional and National level and recently competed in the finals for the Classical Singer Competition.
Ms. Wojteczko was born in Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland, holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Western Connecticut State University and studies with Dr. Margaret Astrup. She is a section leader and cantor at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel at Yale University, a voice teacher at the Center for Music and Liturgy at STM, cantor at the Polish-Catholic church, St. Michael the Archangel Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and teaches music at St. Mary-St.Michael Catholic School in Derby, Connecticut.
Watch Karolina’s 2016 Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition performance!