Venue details

Royal Castle in Warsaw , plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland

Full Production Cast & Crew

About the work

mone Kermes - one of the most outstanding and versatile singers of our time, a phenomenal soprano, an artist who moves freely in the music of all eras, whose name on a concert poster becomes a kind of guarantee of success, will perform in Warsaw. The program of her concert is a peculiar journey from early Baroque music, through Romanticism, to the present day at the end of the 20th century. Winner of countless competitions, repeatedly recognized as the best singer of the year by industry magazines, critics, a favorite of the audience and music lovers, she has won such prestigious laurels and titles as the prestigious title Diapason d`Or, Midem Award awarded by Deutsche Schallplattenkritik - one of the most important music awards at the world, as well as the CHOC of the monthly "Le Monde de la Musique". Simone Kermes has also received an award from the "Gramophone" magazine (Record of the Month) and the prestigious title of the singer of the year (2011) - the main award of Echo Klassik in the category of the best singer. She won the same laurel three years later (2014) together with the artists who, under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, recorded "The Marriage of Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Nomen omen at the same presentation of these prestigious awards - this year, Simone Kermes (born in 1965) is today the leading performer of the party Konstancja, Queen of the Night, Donna Anna, Fiordiliga, which is why she regularly appears on the stages of New York, Lisbon, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Beijing and German and Austrian opera theaters. But let's give the floor to critics, such as Olivia Gievetti, who described Kermes' album interpretation ("Vivalid Viva" 2011) like this: She drives this madness into ravishing 17th-century arias and 18th-century operas, showing interpretations as energetic, vivid, and kinetically downright perverse as her red hair. After all, you can't spell "Vivaldi" without "Viva!". Robert Tickness writes about it equally warmly in Opera Now: I admire her for her unusual technique and purity of sound, total commitment, unbending courage and generosity in interpretation. He sings with great, impeccable coloratura manner, with his stunning voice. Well, could there be a better recommendation for her performance organized by the Warsaw Chamber Opera at the Royal Castle in Warsaw than the fact that the concert will also include works by Antonio Vivaldi? And if you add that "Die Welt" by Manuel Brug recognized her as the Mad Queen of Baroque Music, seated on a throne reserved for the prima donna, should we expect something more? Simone Kermes gained her skills under the supervision of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf herself - one of the most famous singers of the twentieth century, and she considers the words "always go my own way" as a life maxim. A musical feast awaits us.