Sonia Warzyńska-Dettlaff

She began her musical education at the age of seven, playing violin. In 2014 she graduated with distinction The Academy of Music in Cracow under the guidance of Maria Seremet.

She made her opera debut at The Opera House in Cracow as Susanna in „Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart. Shortly after she sang Hanna Glawari’s role in „The Merry Widow” by Franz Lehár. She performed also Dido’s role in „Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell conducted by Paul Esswood in Grand Theatre in Poznan. Besides, in her repertoire is for example Giulietta from „Capuleti e i Montecchi” by Bellini, Pamina from „Die Zauberflöte” by Mozart, Night and Nymph from „The Fairyqueen” by Purcell and the title role from Händel’s „Rodelinda”.

Many times she performed solos for masses, oratories and cantatas, for example: „Requiem in D Minor” and „Mass in C Minor” by Mozart, Haydn’s „Nelson Mass”, „Oratorio de Noël” by Saint-Saëns or „Requiem” by Fauré.

She also deals with singing operetta. Starting from „The Merry Widow” she sang very often operetta concerts for example in Polish Baltic Philharmonic playing roles like Adele in „Die Fledemaus” by Strauss, Giuditta in „Giuditta” by Lehár and Sylva in „Die Czardas Furstin” by Kalman.

She is a laureate of the international and countrywide singing competitions.

  • 1st prize at the 52nd International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary
  • Special prize 22nd International Mikulaš Schneider-Trnavsky Competition in Trnava
  • honourable mention at the 16th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz
  • 2nd prize at 8th Countrywide Vocal Competition Impressio Art in Sopot
  • 2nd prize at 6th Countrywide Karol Kurpiński Singing Competition in Włoszakowice
  • Special prize for the best interpretation of a classical aria at the 3rd International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition in Ueckermünde

  • She improved her skills during many masterclasses taught by: prof.Eva Blahova, Izabela Kłosińska, Rudolf Piernay, Helena Łazarska, Matjaž Robavs and Mariusz Kwiecień.