Gosha Kowalinska – mezzo-soprano

General information

Gosha was born in Poland but she completed her highest studies in France. She studied dramatic arts and music. In 2008, Gosha graduated with a diploma in opera singing from Ecole Normale de musique Alfred Cortot (Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution de Chant) and in dramatic art from Ecole Claude Mathieu – Acting techniques. Since 2009, she studies with the italian soprano Maestra Gabriella Ravazzi and takes part in various masterclasses with Fiorenza Cossotto, Maurizio Arena, Anna Sims, Margreet Honig, Jolanta Zmurko, Stefania Bonfadelli, Raphael Sikorski, Kathryn Harries or June Anderson… In 2010 she won 2 first prizes in the Italian opera singing contest in « Spazio Musica » in Orvieto which gives her a debiut of the role Mrs Quickly in Falstaff directed by Fabbio Maestri and in 2014 a special prize in the International Armell Opera Contest in Budapest – Hungary.

On stage she has performed in the fallowing roles : Carmen by Bizet, Amneris from Aida, Azucena from Il Trovatore, Maddalena from Rigoletto, Fenena from Nabucco, Flora from Traviata, Mrs Quickly in Falstaff, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera (Verdi), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Zita in Gianni Schicci (Puccini), Helena from La belle Hélène, Metella from La vie parisienne (Offenbach), Mrs Grose from The turn of the screw (Britten), la Terze Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart).

Her oratorio repertoire includes : Requiem of Verdi, Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, Requiem and Missa Solemnis by Mozart, La Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater by Rossini, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, Requiem by Fauré (arrangement for 4 solist), Te Deum by Charpentier, 9th Symphony by L. van Beethoven, El amor brujo by De Falla.

This season she sang are, inter alia, Carmen in 3 different productions (Poland, France and Japan), Verdi’s Requiem (France), Ulrica in « Ballo in Maschera » by Verdi and Mrs Grose in Britten’s « The turn of the screw » in Opera na Zamku (Szczecin, Poland) and the 9th Symphony of Beethoven in Paris.