Bernadetta Grabias
mezzo-soprano | Poland, °1978
 
VOICE 2008 : Third Prize
Mezzo-soprano Bernadetta Grabias first obtained degrees in piano and oboe. In 2004 she graduated in singing from the Lodz Music Academy under Ziemowit Wojtczak. She also obtained a Certificate in Conducting. In duo with pianist Michal Grabias she won a prize in the 13th International 20th Century Chamber Music Competition in Lodz (2001) and reached the finals in the 6th J.I. Paderewski International Chamber Music Competition in Cracow (2002). In addition, she was awarded prizes for a number of solo performances. In april 2008, she received the 'Polish Brilliant of Dziennik Lodzki' prize for outstanding young artist.

Since October 2004 Bernadetta Grabias has been a soloist in the Grand Theatre of Lodz. Her double debut in «Adriana Lecouvreur» by F. Cilea and «Lucrezia Borgia» by G. Donizetti was much appreciated by the Polish Artists Union, which awarded her the Leon Schiller 2004 Best Debut Prize. As a result, she was offered the role of Maffio Orsini in its Swiss production in St. Moritz and Riehen.

Her opera repertoire covers parts such as Carmen, Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri), Orsini (Lucrezia Borgia), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), Princessa di Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Jane Seymour (Anna Bolena), Rosina et Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Doralba (L’impresario in Augustie), Miss Baggott (The Little Sweep), Jadwiga (Straszny dwór). She also sings sacred music : Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Liszt's Via Crucis and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

Bernadetta Grabias boasts cooperations with such conductors as Kazushi Ono, Julia Jones, Johan Neal Axelrode, ?ukasz Borowicz, Will Crutchfield, Stefan Klingele and Günter Neuhold. She has performed with the Orchestre Symphonique De La Monnaie, National Orchestra of Belgium, the Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Symfonisch Orkest van de Vlaamse Opera, the Orchestra of Grand Theater of Lodz, the Symphony Orchestra of The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra of Lodz, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Poznan.
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Final 2008: Bernadetta Grabias
Semi-final 2008: Bernadetta Grabias
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Programme
Final (24/05/2008)
Francesco Cilea Acerba volutta, dolce tortura (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Gioachino Rossini Cruda sorte - Qua ci vuol disinvoltura (L'Italiana in Algeri)
Jules Massenet Va ! Laisse couler mes larmes (Werther)
Giuseppe Verdi Liber scriptus (Requiem)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Da, tchas nastal (Orleanskaïa dieva (The Maid of Orleans))
Bernadetta Grabias, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Kazushi Ono
Semi-final (14/05/2008)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ah, scostati ! - Smanie implacabili (Così fan tutte)
Claudio Monteverdi Lasciate mi morire (lamento d'Arianna) (L'Arianna)
Stanislaw Niewiadomski Otwórz Janku!
Wim Henderickx Canzone pour chant et piano
Gabriel Fauré Après un rêve (C minor)
Georges Bizet Près des remparts de Séville (Carmen)
Richard Strauss Sein wir wieder gut (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Bernadetta Grabias, voice
Christopher Glynn, pianist accompanist
First round (10/05/2008)
Gaetano Donizetti Fia dunque vero - Oh mio Fernando ! (La favorita)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Abendempfindung KV 523
Bernadetta Grabias, voice
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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