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Iwona Sobotka - Profile picture
© Ewa Zukowska

Soprano

Iwona Sobotka

"A really unusual musician with a uniquely beautiful sound quality matched with fierce intelligence. " - Sir Simon Rattle

Represented by

Pawel Marciniak
pawel@tact4art.com
+34 685204856

Alex Grigorev
alex@tact4art.com
+4915290004020

Ekaterina Yazykova
ekaterina@tact4art.com

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Upcoming Past
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Gorecki-Symphony No. 3-Soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra /Cancelled

Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor

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Gorecki-Symphony No. 3-Soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra /Cancelled

Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor

Nov
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20:00

Gorecki-Symphony No. 3-Soprano
Boston Symphony Orchestra /Cancelled

Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor

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Biography Highlights

 
 

Current Season

Debuts at Teatro Real, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Freia Das Rheingold with London Philharmonic Orchestra, appearances with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Szczecin Philharmonic.

 
 

Past Engagements

Pamina Die Zauberflöte with the Polish National Opera Warsaw and with the Komische Oper Berlin on tour in Macao and Taiwan, Tatiana Eugene Onegin and Donna Anna Don Giovanni at the Tchaikovsky Theatre in Perm, Esperanza Maria del Pilar at the Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, Violetta La traviata at the Grand Theatre of Poznan. Appearances at the Bayreuther Festspiele*, Tokyo Spring Festival*, Beethovenfest Bonn*, Nederlandse Reisopera*, Utrecht TivoliVredenburg*, a return to Festspielhaus Baden-Baden*, Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder with Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg,  collaboration with London Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Basel Sinfonieorchester. [*- cancelled]    

 
 

Portraits

Iwona Sobotka - Picture nr #1
© Michal Heller

Rusalka

Song to the Moon

Rusalka

Song to the Moon

La Traviata

Violeta Valéry - "E strano! Ah, forse e lui... Follie! Sempre libera"

La Traviata

Violeta Valéry - "E strano! Ah, forse e lui... Follie! Sempre libera"

Don Giovanni

"Crudele...Non mi dir"

Don Giovanni

"Crudele...Non mi dir"

Brahms Requiem

"Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit"

Brahms Requiem

"Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit"

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Dresden Philharmonic - Verdi - Quattro pezzi sacri - Soprano

Le Te Deum conclut superbement la soirée avec l’utilisation de tout le chœur et l’orchestre, ainsi que, dans les derniers instants, l’apparition d’Iwona Sobotka, dont le timbre angélique est renforcé par le placement de la soprano en haut du premier balcon derrière le public.
 

- Vincent Guillemin , Resmusica

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Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona - Verdi - Requiem - Soprano

La soprano Iwona Sobotka tuvo momentos de brillantez, cumpliendo sobradamente el cometido.
 

- Jesús Hernández , Opera World

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introdujo unos pianísimos bien cincelados en los momentos precisos y unos agudos cargados de metal que le permitieron sobresalir ante tanto decibelio
 

El Periodico

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la soprano Iwona Sobotka chante quelques passages en force dans le suraigu, mais nous fait rendre les armes par son interprétation bouleversante du Libera me conclusif, aux envolées aériennes et déchirantes. 
 

- Florent Coudeyrat , ConcertoNet

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Komische Oper Berlin on tour in Australia & New Zealand - Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Pamina

Pamina, sung beautifully by Soprano Iwona Sobotka on opening night. She played the heroine-in-need-of-rescue to perfection, but despite the sexism spouted by some characters, Pamina showed courage, determination and integrity. That said, she does fall into despair when she believes she is no longer loved by Tamino, and Sobotka sings Pamina’s aria with great feeling as she contemplates suicide.
 

- Vivienne Glance , The Conversation

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The performers, led by Polish soprano Iwona Sobotka playing Pamina and supported by the WA Opera and WA Symphony Orchestra, were not deterred by the extravagant production, but revelled in it.
 

- Nathan Hondros , Sydney Morning Herald

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There is also impressive singing from Iwona Sobotka as Pamina
 

- Jo Litson , Limelight

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London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven - 9. Symphony - Soprano

The apotheosis was reached in Iwona Sobotka’s singing of that central Lied; with a strong, glowing upper register, the Polish soprano encapsulated the soundworld of Berg’s anti-heroine.[...] Sobotka returned at the end of the evening for Schiller’s finale in the Beethoven, at the head of a quartet of soloists [...]. They were excellent.
 

- John Alison , The Telegraph

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Iwona Sobotka, who soared through the Beethoven solo soprano lines, had in the first half been the soloist in Berg’s Lulu Suite, her tone luscious, her highest notes teetering on the edge of vulnerability. 
 

- Erica Jeal , The Guardian

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Iwona Sobotka’s lustrous soprano, and her gleaming tone and accuracy above the stave were ideal in the central Lied der Lulu and in the final despairing appeal of Countess Geschwitz.
 

- Roy Westbrook , Bachtrack

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Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven - Christ on the Mount of Olives

Iwona Sobotka’s recitative and aria as Seraph travelled with ease between truly hochdramatisch delivery and greater intimacy: operatic, then, in the best sense. Her coloratura glittered yet never for its own sake, put to excellent musico-dramatic use.
 

- Mark Berry , Seen and Heard International 

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Sobotka’s portrayal of the Seraph’s divine presence was clad in exquisite vocal guise, encompassing the full variety of moods, ever admirably nuanced.
 

- Jari Kallio , AIM Blog

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