Elżbieta Towarnicka

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Elżbieta Towarnicka
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OccupationOperatic soprano

Elżbieta Towarnicka (born 1955) is a Polish operatic soprano born in Wrocław.[1][2]

She is a member of the Krakow Opera, where she has performed many operas such as La Bohème, La traviata, Les Pêcheurs de perles, Tosca, Orfeo ed Euridice and Dido and Aeneas.[3][4]

She has also participated in numerous classical music festivals in Poland (e.g. Warsaw Autumn) and has performed in most European countries as well as in the US, Japan, Argentina and Canada.[3] She received a special award at the Adam Didur Vocal Competition.[1][5]

She is also known for having worked with Zbigniew Preisner, notably on the sound track of the Three Colours trilogy.[1][6] She sings the theme song for the film Avalon (2001 film) and appears at the end of the film.[7] She also sings on the soundtrack of the film The Double Life of Veronique.[8][7] In 1996 she sang a piece composed by Preisner for the funeral mass of filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski.[9] Towarnicka's repertoire includes works by Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz.[1][10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Festival, Misa. "Music in the Summer Air". MISA上海夏季音乐节. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. Czajkowski, Wiktor. "Biography". Elżbieta Towarnicka. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elżbieta Towarnicka: czytam nuty, jak gazetę". dzieje.pl (in polski). Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  4. "Elżbieta Towarnicka – Życie i twórczość – Artysta". Culture.pl (in polski). Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. "Winners". International Adam Didur Opera Singers' Competition. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. Wollermann, Tobias (2002). Zur Musik in der "Drei Farben"-Triologie von Krzysztof Kieslowski (in Deutsch). Germany: epOs Music. p. 11. ISBN 978-3-923486-38-0.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Elzbieta Towarnicka". BFI. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  8. Elżbieta Towarnicka on IMDb
  9. Wilson, Emma. Memory and Survival the French Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-19861-5.
  10. "Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz – Biography – Artist". Culture.pl. Retrieved 18 March 2021.

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