Polish soprano Izabela Matula graduated from the Cracow Academy of Music and became a 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 first operatic roles were Gabrielle in Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun, Marguerite/ Faust and Micaela/ Carmen with Cracow Opera during 2008-2010. She appeared as Desdemona/ Otello with Wroclaw Opera and as 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 was an ensemble member at Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach 2012-2018 building up a considerable repertoire including 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 guest appearances have led her to Düsseldorf, Darmstadt and Warsaw as Tosca, to Frankfurt as Milada/ Dalibor, to Kiel as Aida, to Wuppertal as Luisa Miller, to Mannheim as Madama Butterfly and Leonora/ Il Trovatore, to Linz as Leonora and Tatyana/ Eugene Onegin, to Bonn as Tosca and Donna Elvira, to Magdeburg as Tosca and Foreign Princess/ Rusalka, to Palermo as Dorotka in Weinberger’s Švanda the Bagpiper, to Detmold as Suor Angelica. Her most recent performance was as Moniuszko's Halka alongside Piotr Beczala in Warsaw.
Izabela Matula has a large concert repertoire including 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 has performed works of Krzysztof Penderecki under his baton, including 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, conducted by Valery Gergiev. She has also recorded songs of Szymanowski and Chopin as well as the title role of Weber’s Euryanthe.