Dramatic and stunning, Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka is hailed for her “lushly beautiful sound and poignant vulnerability.”(New York Times) She performs on leading opera and concert stages throughout Europe, North America and Asia under the direction of such conductors as the late Sir Georg Solti, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Valery Giergiev, Kent Nagano, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Loren Maazel, the late Richard Bradshaw, Christian Thielemann and many others. In addition to appearances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Los Angeles, and La Scala, Adrianne has performed at some of Europe’s finest summer festivals including Salzburg, Bayreuth, Glyndebourne and Lucerne. Her repertoire of over 30 roles embraces the music of Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Janacek, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Richard Strauss.
Particularly renowned for her interpretation of Verdi, Strauss and Wagner roles, Adrianne was called the “Sieglinde of our time” by Die Zeit at her Bayreuth Festival debut in 2006. Her impressive discography features operatic and symphonic works and her solo album of Wagner and Strauss arias (Orfeo) was nominated in 2007 for a Juno Award.
Adrianne is an Officer of the Order of Canada and, in 2007, was named a Kammersängerin by the Austrian government. Originally bestowed by the royal courts, the title “Kammersänger(in)”, or chamber singer, is awarded to distinguished singers who have made a significant career in Austria.
She makes her home in Toronto, Canada.