Biography

Anna Werecka is a graduate of the Music Academy in Lodz, where she studied voice with Grazyna Krajewska-Ambroziak. She gained a diploma with distinction in 2008.

Anna made her debut as Amastris in a student production of Handel’s Serse at the Grand Opera in Lodz. A year later she sang the part of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in the same opera theater. In 2009 she sang the role of Cesare in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto under Paul Esswood at the Grand Opera in Lodz. In autumn 2011 she did the international music tour singing Mass in B minor by J.S. Bach under Sigiswald Kuijken.

In 2012 she was awarded special price for the best mezzosoprano at the International Vocal Competition in Canelli (Italy).

She has studied at numerous vocal courses given by such prominent singers as Luciana Serra, Mirella Freni, Franca Mattiucci, Paul Esswood, Mireille Alcantara, Artur Stefanowicz, Piotr Lykowski, Piotr Kusiewicz and has worked with many conductors (Paul Esswood, Paul McCreesh, Sigiswald Kuijken, Benjamin Bayl, Marcin Wolniewski, Marek Tracz, Jan Milosz Zarzycki).

Her repertoire includes many operatic roles from Monteverdi to Handel, Mozart and Rossini. She has also scored successes in the performance of contemporary music (she took part in the Polish premiere of D. Lohff’s Requiem für einen polnischen Jungen in the Lodz Philharmonic). She has also sung at festivals such as Festival d’Ambronay, Touluse les Orgues, Wratislavia Cantans in Wroclaw and Musica Moderna in Lodz.

Baroque Music, particulary Italian opera seria, is her greatest passion. She is a member of the Early Music Society in Lodz which promotes artistic initiatives in the field of Baroque music performance.