Iwona Sobotka

Iwona Sobotka achieved international acclaim as the Grand Prize winner of Belgium's Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition. 

In the 2022-23 season, Ms. Sobotka explores Slavic repertoire making her debut at Teatro Real Madrid in Shostakovich’s The Nose; at Chicago Opera Theater in Szymanowski's King Roger; and at Grand Theatre of Poznań as Rusalka in Dvorak's eponymous masterpiece. Other season highlights include Tosca in Zaragoza, Manon Lescaut in Poznan, and a concert performance of Moniuszko ́s Paria at the Berlin Philharmonie next to appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, Nashville Symphony, and Warsaw Philharmonic, among others.

Iwona made her operatic debut at the National Opera in Paris, where she performed the roles of the First Lady (The Magic Flute) and Ygraine (Ariane et Barbe-Blue). Other roles with which she has enjoyed great success have included: Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Violetta (La Traviata), Magda (La Rondine), Mimi (La Boheme) and Liù (Turandot). She performed as Pamina in the world-renowned Barrie Kosky’s production of The Magic Flute with Komische Oper Berlin, appearing in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Macao, and Taiwan to great critical acclaim. Festival appearances include Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden, Bayreuther Festspiele, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, and Tokyo Spring Festival.

In demand on the concert platform, Iwona performed with many world-leading orchestras, including Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, Vienna Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, having worked with renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davies, Marco Armiliato, Marek Janowski, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Juanjo Mena, Massimo Zanetti, and Vladimir Jurowski, among others.