Celebrated Polish-born soprano Brygida Bziukiewicz has impressed audiences as a soprano of ethereal beauty in stunning performances in cities around the world. Her many operatic starring roles have included Pamina in the 'Magic Flute' with the Milwaukee Opera; Violetta in 'La Traviata', in Klagenfurt, Austria; Gretel in 'Hansel and Gretel'; the triple lead of Olympia, Giuletta, and Antonia in 'Tales of Hoffmann' with the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago; Michaela in 'Carmen'; and Mimi in 'La Boheme' with Lincoln Opera. She has also sung the soprano leading roles of Gilda in 'Rigoletto', Donna Anna in 'Don Giovanni', Cio-Cio San in 'Madam Butterfly', Lucia in 'Lucia di Lammermoor', and Rosina in 'Barber of Seville' at opera houses in Italy, Poland, Turkey, Cairo, as well as in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Toledo.
Ms. Bziukiewicz has performed solo recitals for European and American television and radio and had her Orchestra Hall, Chicago debut in 1996 accompanied on piano by Daniel Barenboim. She has performed the soprano part in Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 with the State Symphony Orchestra in Istanbul, Turkey; the Rockford Symphony; the Chicago Youth Symphony in Orchestra Hall, Chicago; the Binghamton Symphony in New York; and the Toledo Symphony in Toledo, Ohio.
Ms. Bziukiewicz received her Masters degree in Vocal Performance and degrees in Music Theory and Piano Performance from the Frederick Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland and has won numerous awards and prizes including those of the Mac Allister Singing Competition and the Polish Vocal Literature Singing Competition and was a Young Talent National winner in the Polish National Radio Competition. Equipped with this training, she has taken her passion for her heritage and has proudly promoted Polish music and culture for over fifteen years. Ms. Bziukiewicz has participated in master classes at Indiana University with Carlos Montane, Lyric Opera of Chicago with Bruno Bartoletti and the Metropolitan Opera of New York with Craig Rutenberg. In addition to her extensive performing career, she is also a co-founder and the general director of La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy where, during the summer, she teaches voice and coaches students in concert performance. Ms. Bziukiewicz also maintains a private studio and has taught students from the USA as well as abroad.