Friday marks Adrianne Pieczonka’s Delos debut with her new release, Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Strauss and Wagner!
Hailed for her “impeccably pure and iridescent voice” (Financial Times) Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has appeared on leading opera and concert stages in Europe, North America and Asia.
Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of Wagner’s strong and tragic women, Adrianne’s portrayals of Senta in Der Fliegende Höllander and Sieglinde in Die Walküre have taken her to some of the world’s most famed houses – the Bayreuth Festspiele, Metropolitan Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Opéra de Paris. She is equally renowned for her portrayals of Strauss roles including Chrysothemis in Elektra in Aix-en-Provence, London, Milan and Munich, Die Kaiserin in Frau Ohne Schatten in Florence and Vienna, the title roles of Arabella in Vienna and Ariadne auf Naxos in Vienna, Toronto, Tokyo, Valencia, Bilbao, and Munich, and as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in Salzburg, Vienna, and Munich.
Adrianne’s discography includes the JUNO-Award winning recording Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Puccini (Orfeo), Lohengrin (Hänssler Classics) named 2010 BBC Magazine Disc of The Year/Opera Award, the JUNO-Award winning Beethoven: Ideals of The French Revolution (Analekta) featuring Paul Griffiths’s tribute to Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire The General with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano, arias by Wagner and Strauss (Orfeo), Falstaff with Bryn Terfel and Claudio Abbado (DG), Don Giovanni (Naxos), The Complete Orchestra Songs of Richard Strauss (Nightingale), and Die Fledermaus (Nightingale). Adrianne can be seen on DVD as Chrysothemis in Strauss’s Elektra from Aix-en-Provence (BelAir Classiques), as Amelia in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Simon Boccanegra, as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier (TDK), and as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (TDK).
Adrianne is an Officer of the Order of Canada, the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and was named a Kammersängerin by the Austrian government. She is an Honourary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory of Music and in 2014 she received an Opera Canada ‘Rubies’ award and the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award.
Find out more on AdriannePieczonka.com!