BIO

  Polish soprano Marcelina Román comes from a musical family. She began her singing and music education as a cellist, played piano and bassoon, then obtained her PhD in music from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław.

  She made her professional opera debut as Violetta in “La Traviata” by G. Verdi and was a winner of the Jan Kiepura Award for “Debut of the year”.

  Marcelina is a laureate and winner of more than 20 prizes at international competitions such as:  I International Eva Marton Singing Competition, Hungary (2014), The International Vocal Competition IVC ‘s-Hertogenbosch (2014), The Jāzeps Vītols International Vocal Competition in Latvia (2015).  

  After her spectacular success as «Armide» J.B.Lully she was named «Operatic Revelation of Year» and won International Giuseppe di Stefano Award.

  Marcelina has performed in Opera Houses and music halls all over the world including Poland, Italy, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Argentina, Japan, Romania, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Indonesia.

  She has collaborated with several directors, conductors and coaches throughout her career which include Matthew Epstein, Ricardo Estrada, Anthony Manoli, Eugene Kohn, Andriy Yurkevych, Michał Znaniecki, Teresa Żylis-Gara.

  In 2021, in collaboration with pianist Gilbert den Broeder, Marcelina released her solo album “Polish Soul”, which included songs and opera arias by Polish composers. 

Opera repertoire:

Ariadna | Los Hilos de Ariadna | C. Monteverdi, R. Strauss
  • Festival Opera Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2018
Armide | Armide | J. B. Lully
Contessa | Le Nozze di Figaro | W. A. Mozart
Donna Anna | Don Giovanni | W. A. Mozart
Elettra | Idomeneo, Re di Creta | W. A. Mozart
Erste Dame | Die Zauberflöte | W. A. Mozart
Halka | Halka | St. Moniuszko
Liu | Turandot | G. Puccini
Micaela | Carmen | G. Bizet
Mimi | La Boheme | G. Puccini
  • Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic 2017/2018
Olimpia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella | Les Contes d’Hoffmann | J.Offenbach
Nedda | Pagliacci | R.Leoncavallo
Pamina | Die Zauberflöte | W. A. Mozart
Pauline Viardot | En attandant Chopin | M.Znaniecki
Roxana | King Roger | K. Szymanowski
Thais | Thais | J. Massenet

Operetta repertoire:

Eurydice | Orpheus in Hell | J. Offenbach
Mariza | Gräfin Mariza | I. Kálmán
Saffi | Der Zigeunerbaron | J. Strauss
Sylvia Varescu | Die Csárdásfürstin | I. Kálmán

Concert repertoire:

Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45 | J. Brahms
  • Berliner Philharmonie  2021
Sinfonie Nr. 4 G-Dur Klanggemälde über die himmlischen Freuden | G. Mahler
  • Kloster Chorin  2021
Symphony No. 3 of Sorrowful Songs | H.M.Górecki
  • Poznań Philharmonic 2019
Carmina Burana | C.Orff
  • Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Frankfurt (Oder) 2021
  • Berliner Philharmonie  2021
  • Altmark Festspiele, Arneburg, Neue Werkshalle der AMS  2019
Requiem | W. A. Mozart
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan 2019
  • Vocaal Ensemble Markant/ the Netherlands  2016
The St. Matthew Passion | J.S.Bach
  • Vocaal Ensemble Markant en Maasstedelijk Jongens- en Meisjeskoor/Concerto Brabant /Holland 2017 /2018/2019
  • Grote of Catharijnechurch in Heusden (NBR), Netherlands 2015
  • Hilarion Alfiejew  2014
Stabat Mater, Op. 58, B.71| A.Dvořák
Missa Pro Pace | Wojciech Kilar
Symphony No 2 (Lobgesang) | F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
St Matthew Passion. No 1 | Hilarion Alfeyev
Te Deum, WAB 45 | Anton Bruckner
Stabat Mater | Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Four Songs, Op. 27 | Richard Strauss

Next roles:

  • ARABELLA | ARABELLA |R.STRAUSS
  • ELSA | LOHENGRIN | R.WAGNER
  • RUTH | RUTH | G.SCHUMANN
  • LEONORA | Il TROVATORE | G.VERDI

Languages:

Polish, English, Italian, German, French, Spanish.

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