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Karoline Podolak

Soprano

  • Polish-Canadian soprano Karoline Podolak is recipient of many international awards and prizes, most recently including Grand Prize at the 2023 George and Nora London Foundation, First Prize and Audience Choice Prize Winner at the 2022 Canadian Opera Company Competition, and Second Prize at the 2023 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition. Podolak has participated in various young artist programmes and has twice been named ‘Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques’ of Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20.

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  • For the Canadian Opera Company in 2023/2024, Podolak sings Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen and Marzelline Fidelio, and appears in Cherubini Médée. Elsewhere this season, performances include Markopoulos Liturgy of Orpheus at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, and a recital appearance at Daegu Opera House, South Korea.


    In November 2019, Podolak made her operatic debut at Silesian Opera House as Zuzia in the academic premiere of Stanislaw Moniuszko Verbum Nobile, returning later that season as Adele Die Fledermaus. She performed Violetta La traviata for the Bulgaria National Opera.


    In concert, Podolak has appeared with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, Toronto Sinfonietta, Opera de San Miguel in Mexico, Meininger Staatstheater, The Symphony Orchestra of Zabrze Philharmonic and Silesian Philharmonic. She has performed regularly for the Polish Consulate and Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto, and has been a featured soloist in the Congregation of Polish Choirs in Warsaw.


    Karoline Podolak graduated from Ryerson University's RTA School of Media and completed a Masters’ degree in Opera Performance at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice. She continues her studies with Kinga Mitrowska.

    2023-24 season / 291 words. Not to be altered without permission.

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'Karoline Podolak enchanted in ‘Je suis Titania’ from Ambroise Thomas’s Mignon. The aria was a fireworks display of coloratura, trills and bell-like high notes.'

Seen and Heard International, February 2023

'Her tone was gleaming, with excellent agility for the treacherous runs, showing fine musicality, attractive stage presence, not to mention that intangible something called star power.'

Ludwig Van, November 2022

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HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Harpsichord

Richard Egarr

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles

Saxophone

Jess Gillam

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Avery Amereau