ABOUT ME

After finishing my vocal studies at the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland I completed my post-graduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik - Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, Germany. Already during my studies there I was employed as a soprano in the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden. My biggest dream came true and I started my big adventure there as an opera singer. I sang as a lyric soprano in numerous roles with many distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, John Fiore, Marcello Viotti or Giuseppe Sinopoli and cooperated with stage directors such as Harry Kupfer, Udo Samel, and Hans Hollmann. It was very inspiring for me as a young singer to be on stage with many great opera stars and to receive important advice and motivation from them.

As my voice grew, so did my desire to sing the great opera roles. After my transition into the dramatic repertoire a new chapter as an opera and concert singer began. Starting as Abigaille in Verdi’s “Nabucco” in the Altenburg-Gera Theatre, guest performances on many great stages of Germany followed with many leading roles such as Tosca, Aida, Fidelio, and Leonore in “La Forza del Destino”. In the National Opera in Warsaw and Kraków I performed the roles of Verdi’s Abigaille and Aida and Puccini’s Tosca for many years.
On several European concert stages (e.g. Tonhalle Zürich, Musikhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie Berlin) and in opera galas I was able to expand my repertoire to include R. Wagner’s Isolde and Brünnhilde from Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung”. Under renowned conductors and fantastic choirs I sang Verdi’s Requiem, Bruckner’s f- minor Mass, Bizet‘s Te Deum, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Missa Solennelle, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. My performance, which included songs by Rudolf Mauersberger during a concert in the Zwinger in Dresden, was broadcast live by MDR, Central German Broadcasting.

Besides my artistic work, for more than 20 years now I have been teaching numerous young students and professional singers. In 2013 I decided with fulfilment and tranquillity to end my singing career and to commit myself fully to working with singers. In addition to the private lessons I organize workshops in my singing studio as well as master classes in the summer.

GALLERY

... Vocally she is obviously accustomed to large houses. Until the end, one is enraptured by the singing excellence of this woman ...

Aida (Aida, G. Verdi)

Aida (Aida, G. Verdi)

Aida (Aida, G. Verdi)

... Lucja Zarzycka is an Aida flooded with love and fragile like glass ...

Aida (Aida, G. Verdi)

Aida (Aida, G. Verdi)

Aida (Aida, G. Verdi)

Fidelio - Leonore (Fidelio, L. van Beethoven)

... But above all Lucja Zarzycka shines as Fidelio/Leonore with a wonderful, clear and carrying soprano. A voice that digs deep into the memory and cannot be easily forgotten ...

Fidelio - Leonore (Fidelio, L. van Beethoven)

Fidelio - Leonore (Fidelio, L. van Beethoven)

... Especially Lucja Zarzycka, as strong lyrically as she was dramatically, was satisfying to hear. Bravos for her ...

Fidelio - Leonore (Fidelio, L. van Beethoven)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

... embodies the loving, jealous, courageous, confident, self-sacrificing Tosca with captivating commitment- Her voice fascinates with a distinctive timbre and dramatic heights that never become shrill ...

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

... With a powerful instrument she achieves it, with beautiful hues, with wide arcs and luminous colors ...

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

... She convinced not only with her as equally smooth and powerful soprano voice, but also with her strong acting ...

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini)

Abigaille (Nabucco, G. Verdi)

... Her dramatic penetrating power even in the highest of heights and her perilous coloratura go hand in hand with her ability to clearly act the passion and danger of this role. The passion and danger of this part also makes acting significant ...

Abigaille (Nabucco, G. Verdi)

Abigaille (Nabucco, G. Verdi)

Abigaille (Nabucco, G. Verdi)

... Especially Lucja Zarzycka on this night provided a first-class experience. Along with clarity of text she presented unbelievable potential for vocal height, only moments later to sink into the deep tones of revenge ...

Abigaille (Nabucco, G. Verdi)

Leonora (La forza del destino, G. Verdi)

... The native Polish soprano mastered the task brilliantly. She captivated the audience with vocal power and passion, with great feeling and differentiated acting, which the public responded to with endless applause and cries of “bravo” ...

Leonora (La forza del destino, G. Verdi)

Leonora (La forza del destino, G. Verdi)

Leonora (La forza del destino, G. Verdi)