INTRODUCTION

Polish soprano Anna Simińska is highly acclaimed and sought lyric coloratura soprano of great quality and sparkle suitable for many different demanding coloratura parts in various repertoire fields.
She excels also as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte she has performed around the world in major theaters including Opéra national de Paris, Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Hamburg Staatsoper, Komische Oper Berlin, Washington National Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, Dresden Semperoper, Opéra de Montréal, and Oper Frankfurt.

RECENT AND FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

Last season (2022/2023), Anna Simińska returned to the role of Gilda/Rigoletto and sang performances of Carmina Burana with the Polish National Opera. She also joined Teatro Colon as Queen of the Night/Die Zauberflöte.

This season (2023/2024) she sings Queen of the Night/Die Zauberflöte in her San Francisco Opera debut and at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. She also joins the Polish National Opera for more performances of Carmina Burana.

Further future performances include the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Sao Carlos de Lisboa.

BIOGRAPHY

Ms. Siminska was born in Lodz and studied at the Frédéric Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, and at Graz University of the Arts. She made her international debut in 2007 as Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Schlosstheater in Schönbrunn, and is a former member of the Salzburg Festival Young Singers’ Project.

Her engagements in recent years include Woglinde in Götterdämmerung for the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg festivals, Adele in Der Fledermaus for Vienna Staatsoper, Clorinda in La Cenerentola at the Glyndebourne Festival, the Dew Fairy in Hansel und Gretel at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Flaminia in Il mondo della luna at the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Amina in La sonnambula and Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Graz, Ilia in Idomeneo with Komische Oper Berlin, Gilda in Rigoletto in Limoges, Kazan, and Lithuania, the title role in Le Rossignol with the Polish National Opera, Sandrina in La finta giardiniera with Berlin Staatsoper and Theater Bonn, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in concert with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Blumenmädchen in Parsifal with Paris Opera and the Bayreuth Festival.

Siminska’s concert appearances include Carmina Burana at the Wiener Musikverein, AIDS Gala at the Deutsche Oper in Dusseldorf, gala concerts in KKL Luzern, Alte Oper in Frankfurt and in Concert Hall in Baden Baden. She also took part in Life Reimagined gala in Royal Opera House Covent Garden next to Bryn Terfel and Sonya Yoncheva. Additionally, she was invited by Antonio Pappano to participate in the documentary Pappano’s Classical Voices produced by BBC next to Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Jonas Kaufmann, and Diana Damrau.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Anna Simińska – Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart – Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen – Teatro Colón, 2023

Anna Simińska – Rigoletto by G. Verdi – Caro nome (Gilda’s Aria) – Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Mar. 2023

Anna Simińska – Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart – O zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn – Teatro Colón, 2023

Anna Simińska and Simone Piazzola – Rigoletto by G. Verdi – Parla, siam soli Tutte le feste al tempio – Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Mar. 2023

REVIEWS

The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart at the Welsh National Opera (Feb. 2019)

“It had a tremendous Queen of the Night in the person of Anna Siminska, a Polish soprano who, according to her brief biography in the WNO programme first sang this role in 2015 at the Opera Bastille. She has gone on since then to sing the ‘Queen of the Night around the world, for companies including Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Hamburg State Opera, Komischer Oper Berlin, Washington National Opera,  Berlin State Opera and Dresden Semperoper’. The list might be longer – she has also sung the role for Oper Frankfurt and Tokyo Opera (and doubtless for other companies I don’t know about). It was easy to understand why she has been in such demand, as she produced her high notes with impressive clarity and precision, while moulding her coloratura lines with considerable panache.”

– Glyn Pursglove, seenandheard-international.com

The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart at the Welsh National Opera (Feb. 2019)

“Particular credit must be given to Anna Siminska as the Queen of the Night: this is a part of notoriously huge technical difficulty, which often makes it necessary to sacrifice expressiveness in favour of musical precision. Not so with Siminska, which delivers her part with deceptive ease while still preserving a vivid stage presence, making her scenes, particularly in the second act, some of the most memorable moments of this production.”

asiw.co.uk

The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2014/2015 Season)

“High and low vocal extremes are well served by Anna Siminska’s glamorously showy Queen of the Night.”

– The Guardian

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