(...) "a wonderful continuous vocal line and impressive stage presence [...] solid low notes, broad middle range and brilliant high notes of her high-class-voice [that] rightfully earned frenetic applause (...)"
This season Ms Płonka debuted at the Arena di Verona Festival, Teatro Real Madrid, Semperoper Dresden and Teatro Massimo di Palermo as Abigaille/ Nabucco, Venus /Tannhäuser at The Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, The Foreign Princess/ Rusalka in Bayerische Staatsoper -Munich, in title role of Turandot in Teatro Real Madrid and Tosca with Wrocław Opera. Ms Płonka returned to State Opera Prague in the title role of Aida, and as Lady Macbeth/ Macbeth to Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Future seasons include debuts at La Scala Milano, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg Opera, Washington Opera, Dallas Opera and Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa in Warsaw among others.
Past debuts include Tosca in the new production in Virginia Opera, Turandot in the new production in Oper im Steinbruch, Austria, her critically acclaimed Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti’s new production of Anna Bolena in Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore under the baton of Maestro Jader Bignamini in Oper Frankfurt in a new co-production with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
On the concert stage she performed several times with The Dallas Opera under the baton of Music Director Emmanuelle Villaume.
She debuted with the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago for Delius’ rarely performed A Mass of Life and Nashville Symphony as soprano solo in Rachmaninoff's The Bells, she returned to Carnegie Hall in Karol Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with the Oratorio Society of New York in a concert marking the centennial of Polish independence, with Finland’s Oulu Symphony Orchestra singing Richard Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder led by conductor Jessica Cottis, with Opéra Orchestre de Montpellier/ France as the soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the conductor Michael Schønwandt, with the San Antonio Symphony for Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah under the baton of music director Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
Ewa Płonka has sung concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center under the baton of Eve Queler, with the Munich Radio Orchestra, and Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, as well as recitals in New York City NY, Austin TX, Neumarkt Germany, and Wrocław Poland.
Ewa Płonka graduated from The Juilliard School, where she obtained an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies. She holds additional degrees in piano performance from The Poznań Academy of Music in Poland, where she received her Bachelor’s and her first Master’s Degree with honors. She also earned a second master’s degree from Oklahoma City University and a doctorate from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, both in piano performance with secondary majors in vocal performance. As a concert pianist, Ms. Płonka has received multiple awards in international competitions and has performed solo recitals and with orchestras in the U.S., Poland, Israel, France, Italy, Germany, and Norway.