BIOGRAPHY

Jolanta Radek was born in Warsaw, where she completer her flute and vocal studies at the National Music Academy. After winning the first prize at the 1st Stanislaw Moniuszko competition in Warsaw, she soon became a soloist in the Warsaw Chamber Opera and developed a career in Poland making numerous recordings for radio and television. After being in the finals of the Belvedere competition, in 1983 she became a soloist of Vienna’s Volksoper. Her most significant roles during many seasons were those of Pamina, the Countess, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Mimì, Lauretta, Gretel, Saddi and Kliage. Also, she was singing in Smetanas „The Bartered Bride“ and Kálmán’s „the Gypsy Princess“. The other leading companies with which she gave guest performances have included Vienna Staatsoper, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Grand Theatre in Geneva and the operas in Stuttgart and Madrid. Furthermore, Jolanta Radek established a reputation on the international concert platform, appearing with such conductors as Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Jeffrey Tate, Leopold Hager, Miguel Angel Gomez-Martinez and Kazimierz Kord. She participated in International Music Festivals in Salzburg, Bregenz and Mörbisch. In recent years, as a soloist of the Opera in Wiesbaden, she has sung the roles of Luisa Miller, Undine, Madama Butterfly Marguérite(Faust), Countess Maritza, Eva, Freia and Desdemona. In 1999, Jolanta Radek took up teaching at the Music Department of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Since 2007, she has been teaching at the Music Department at Kassel University.

Jolanta Radek "Opera Arias"  (release: 07.06.2007)

composers:  Charpentier, Puccini, & Verdi

performers:  Nowakowski, Mieczysław / Orkiestra Polskiego Radia /Radek, Jolanta