Night with Walewska

Night with Walewska

A Night at the Opera with Małgorzata Walewska

in Verdi’s Il Trovatore at Seattle Opera

Saturday, January
16, 2010 at 7:30pm

A private reception with Małgorzata Walewska

Sunday, January 17, 2010

From Seattle Opera Website: Polish mezzo-soprano Malgorzata
Walewska made her Seattle Opera debut as Judith in Bartók’s
Bluebeard’s Castle. Since making her debut in 1991 at Polish
National Opera, Malgorzata Walewska has appeared at opera houses
throughout Europe, most recently as Ulrica in Verdi’s Ballo in maschera
in Madrid and in the title role of Gnecchi’s Cassandra at Deutsche Opera
Berlin. Her roles for Vienna State Opera include Maddalena in Verdi’s
Rigoletto, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, the title role
in Bizet’s Carmen, and Pierotto in Linda di Chamounix. At
the Savonlinna Festival, her many appearances included Amneris in
Verdi’s Aida, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana,
and Carmen. Other European opera credits include Teatro della
Opera in Rome, Semperoper in Dresden, and Polish National Opera, amongst
others. Walewska made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Dalila in
Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila in 2005, followed by Amneris, and
last season she debuted at the New National Theatre in Tokyo as Eboli
in Verdi’s Don Carlos. Upcoming engagements include Deutsche Oper
Berlin as Dalila, and Royal Opera Covent Garden and San Francisco Opera
as Azucena in Verdi’s Il trovatore, a role she will reprise this
season at Seattle Opera.

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites you to Seattle
Opera on January 16, 2010. A reception at a private residence the
following day will provide an opportunity to meet Miss Walewska in
person. Your $100 donation will include an opera ticket and the
reception with Miss Walewska.

To make reservations please
contact Ewa Poraj-Kuczewska at EwaPoraj@q.com or call 206.362.3829. All
proceeds from the event will benefit the UW Polish Studies Endowment.