Internationally celebrated for her interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has brought to life such powerful women as Senta, Chrysothemis, Sieglinde, the Marschallin, the Kaiserin, Tosca, Elisabetta, and Amelia on leading opera and concert stages in Europe, North America and Asia.
Adrianne’s performances have taken her to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Munich, Frankfurt, Los Angeles and La Scala, as well as at some of Europe’s finest summer festivals including Salzburg, Bayreuth, Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence under the direction of such conductors as James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Claudio Abbado, the late Richard Bradshaw, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Anthony Pappano and the late Sir Georg Solti.
“Adrianne Pieczonka is a revelation, with a lavishly creamy voice capable of expressing all the emotions that Elektra forbids herself.” — Financial Times
In May 2019, Adrianne was appointed Chair in Voice at the Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Her duties include giving regular public masterclasses, casting the spring operas and overseeing the voice department at the GGS. She is delighted to mentor young singers as she continues to perform on the international stage.
During the 2019 season, Adrianne performed Schubert’s cycle Winterreise at the Teatro Zarazuela, Madrid as well as giving recitals in Vienna, Toronto and Burlington Ontatio.
She portrayed The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Vienna State Opera (marking the 1000th performance of this opera at the Vienna State Opera) as well as Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites at the Metropolitan Opera in New York under the direction of Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
She performed Strauss’ Four Last Songs at the Toronto Summer Music Festival in an arrangement by John Greer for piano and string quartet.
To close the 2019 season, Adrianne sang Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Vienna State Opera followed by Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.