Gosha Kowalinska mezzo-soprano
Gosha was born in Poland but in early childhood moved to France where she completed her highest studies. She studied dramatic arts and music. In 2008, Gosha graduated from Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot Paris (Opera) and from Ecole Claude Mathieu - Acting techniques (theatre/cinema).
Winner of international competitions in Italy, France and USA, Gosha has just been awarded with the Jan Kiepura Best Female Opera Singer of Poland 2021 prize.
Gosha studies the Italian repertoire with the Soprano Gabriella Ravazzi and perfects her technique with Bill Schumann in New York,she takes part in various masterclasses with Viorica Cortez, Fiorenza Cossotto, Anna Sims, Irina Gavrilovici, Ricardo Estrada, Mary Pinto, Anthony Manoli or Jolanta Zmurko
She sang under the direction of Maurizio Arena, Kazuki Yamada, Laurent Petitgirard, Stefano Ranzani, Gianna Fratta, Paul Esswood,Marco Guidarini, Patric Fournillet, Franck Chastrusse-Colombier, Miguel Campos Neto, Fabbio Maestri, Olivier Holt, Gaspard Brecourt, Ewa Strusinska, Frederic Deloche, Jerzy Wolosiuk, Vasyl Vasylienko, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Andrei Chevtchuk, Michel Piquemal…
Gosha performs on stages of various theatres around the world with the fallowing roles : Carmen by Bizet, Amneris from Aida, Eboli from Don Carlo, Azucena from Il Trovatore, Maddalena from Rigoletto, Fenena from Nabucco, Flora from Traviata, Mrs Quickly in Falstaff (Verdi), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica and Zita in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Helena from La belle Hélène, Metella from La vie parisienne (Offenbach), Lady Billows from Albert Herring, Mrs Grose from The turn of the screw (Britten), Maria and Sombra de Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla), Marthe from Guru (Petitgirard)
Her oratorio repertoire includes inter alia : Requiem of Verdi, La Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater by Rossini, Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, Requiem and Missa Solemnis by Mozart, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, 9th Symphony by L. van Beethoven, El amor brujo by De Falla
This season, after opening with Verdi’s Requiem for Opera House in Poznan (Poland), Gosha debuts as Eboli (Don Carlo - Verdi) at the National Kaohsiung Center of Arts in Taiwan, she will come back as Carmen to The Polish Opera House - Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa in Warsaw in May.