Malgorzata Panko

Mezzo-soprano
Born in Bialystok, Poland, MALGORZATA PANKO graduated Magna cum Laude from the Warsaw University of Music (2003), where she studied under the famous Polish mezzosoprano Krystyna Szostek-Radkowa. Malgorzata Panko is a laureate of many vocal competitions, including the Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition (special prize), and a finalist in the chamber opera competition in Rheinsberg (Germany). She also attended master's courses run by Ileana Cotrubas and Alberto Zedda a.o.
 
Her performances include Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin staged by the students of the University of Music on the chamber stage of Warsaw's Polish National Opera and the Third Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute in Rheinsberg. She also sang Olga in Eugene Onegin at the Silesian Opera in Bytom and Baltic Opera in Gdansk. In the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz she sang Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. In Warsaw's Polish National Opera, she performed in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades, singing the part of Polina, in Giordano's Andrea Chenier in the parts of Madelon and Bersi, in Berg's Wozzeck as Margret, in Mozart's The Magic Flute singing the Third Lady, in Puccini's Madama Butterfly as Suzuki a.o.

Her oratory and cantata repertoire contains works from Pergolesi to Penderecki: Masses, Stabat Mater and other works, including by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Dvorak, Szymanowski, as well as Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, and Mahler's Symphony No.2. In addition, Małgorzata Pańko performs chamber music and songs. She has performed on philharmonic stages at home and abroad (Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, North Korea, Italy, France, Russia, Belorussia). She performed the Polish Requiem conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki at the Saint Petersburg Phiharmonic Hall, made another appearance at the Warsaw Autumn Festival and at the 12th Ludvic van Beethoven Easter Festival. In January 2009, she appeared as Polina in a production of The Queen of Spades conducted by Valery Gergiev on the stage of Polish National Opera.

 

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