(...) "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 (...)"
Ms. Płonka opened this season as Tosca with The Dallas Opera, appeared as Lady Macbeth with The Zurich Opera in famous production by Barrie Kosky, debuted in Deutsche Oper Berlin as Turandot, debuted at The Polish National Theater/ Wielki-Warsaw as Aida; will debut in Hamburg Opera as Turandot and in The Washington Opera/Kennedy Center as Turandot in a new production by Francesca Zambello under baton of Speranza Scappucci.
Past engagements include Abigaille/Nabucco at the Arena di Verona Festival, Teatro Real Madrid, Semperoper Dresden and Teatro Massimo di Palermo; in title role of Turandot in Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen; Aida in Prague National Theatre and Warsaw National Theater; as Lady Macbeth/ Macbeth in Zurich Opera and Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Venus /Tannhäuser at The Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, The Foreign Princess/ Rusalka in Bayerische Staatsoper -Munich; Tosca with The Dallas Opera, Virginia Opera and Wrocław Opera;
Future highlight debuts include Turandot at Teatro alla Scala/ Milano, Turandot at The Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, Turandor at Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Abigaille/Nabucco at Bayerische Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin; Lady Macbeth with The Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center among others.
On the concert stage she performed several times with The Dallas Opera under the baton of Music Director Emmanuelle Villaume; the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago for Delius’ “A Mass of Life”; Nashville Symphony in Rachmaninoff's “The Bells”; in Carnegie Hall in Karol Szymanowski’s “Stabat Mater” with the Oratorio Society of New York; with Finland’s Oulu Symphony Orchestra in Richard Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder”; with Opéra Orchestre de Montpellier/ France in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, with the San Antonio Symphony for Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah”. Ms. Płonka gave concerts with orchestras at Jazz at Lincoln Center under the baton of Eve Queler, with the Munich Radio Orchestra, and Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo recitals with the piano in New York City, Austin/TX, Salt Lake City/UT, Neumarkt/Germany, Wrocław, Prudnik, Poznan/Poland.
Ewa Płonka graduated from The Juilliard School, where she obtained an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies. She holds additional degrees from The Poznań Academy of Music/Poland, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree with honors in Piano Performance. Her second Master’s degree is from Oklahoma City University, and a Doctorate degree 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 traveled internationally with solo recitals and performed piano concerti with orchestras in the U.S., Poland, Israel, France, Italy, Germany, and Norway.