Polish soprano Izabela Matula made her house and role debut this season in the title role of Catalani’s La Wally at Theater an der Wien. She is also appearing as Micaela/ Carmen at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, as Tosca in Warsaw and as Leonora/ La forza del destino in Frankfurt. This year she sang the title role of Madama Butterfly in Gdansk and in the open-air production of Staatstheater Braunschweig as well as two productions in Warsaw, Die Tochter in Hindemith’s Cardillac and the title role of Moniuszko’s Halka, alongside Piotr Beczala. She has appeared as a guest in Düsseldorf, Darmstadt, Magdeburg, Bonn and Warsaw as Tosca, in Frankfurt as Milada/ Dalibor, in Kiel as Aida, in Wuppertal and Detmold as Luisa Miller, in Mannheim as Madama Butterfly and Leonora/ Il Trovatore, in Linz as Leonora and Tatyana/ Eugene Onegin, in Bonn as Donna Elvira, in Magdeburg as Foreign Princess/ Rusalka, in Palermo as Dorotka in Weinberger's Svanda the Bagpiper and in Detmold as Suor Angelica.
During her time as an ensemble member at Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach 2012-2018 she performed such roles as Elsa/ Lohengrin, Maria/ Mazeppa, Lina/ Stiffelio, Amelia/ Un Ballo in Maschera, the title roles of Katia Kabanova and Suor Angelica, Mimì/ La Bohème, Contessa/ Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Elvira/ Don Giovanni, Antonia/ Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Rosalinde/ Die Fledermaus, Ellen Orford/ Peter Grimes and Magda Sorel/ Consul. Her first operatic roles were Gabrielle in Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun, Marguerite/ Faust and Micaela/ Carmen with Cracow Opera 2008-2010 as well as Desdemona/ Otello with Wroclaw Opera and Maria in Statkowski’s Maria with the Baltic Opera in Gdansk. Her German debut took place as Liù/ Turandot at Saarländisches Staatstheater in 2010.
Izabela Matula graduated from the Cracow Academy of Music and became prizewinner at the Ada Sari Competition and Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition. She presented Poland at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2009. Her concert highlights include Verdi’s Requiem, Górecki’s Symphony No.2, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Missa Solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She sang works of Krzysztof Penderecki under his baton, a.o. Seven Gates of Jerusalem (CD recording), Credo, Symphony No. 8, Kaddish, Polish Requiem and Powialo na mnie morze snow, a song cycle, recorded on CD, which she also performed at the Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg 2011 with Valery Gergiev. Among her credits are CD-recordings of Szymanowski and Chopin songs, as well as the title role of Weber’s Euryanthe.