A “glorious” Tosca at the COC


“Adrianne Pieczonka, who has sung the role all over the world, and was Tosca here in 2012, was glorious, with a fine, nuanced soprano that could overpower when necessary, or modulate down to a more moderate size, as she did[…]


Adrianne talks to Operawire about vocal logevity


As she is about to open at the Metropolitan Opera as Leonora in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Adrianne discusses tackling two of her most difficult operas – Fidelio and Elektra with Operawire’s Francisco Salazar.

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Adrianne featured on new Canadian postage stamp


Adrianne Pieczonka is featured on a special set of stamps issued by Canada Post honouring the 50th anniversary of the first production of the opera Louis Riel. The five-stamp collection celebrating Canadian opera includes two internationally renowned singers: Adrianne Pieczonka[…]

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Adrianne on WKCR – Saturday April 23rd at 9pm


On Saturday, April 23rd at 9pm, tune in to WKCR’s Saturday Night At The Opera (89.9FM NY) to hear host Stepan Atamian interview Adrianne about her career and her current appearance as Chrysothemis in the late Patrice Chéreau’s legendary staging of Elektra at the Metropolitan[…]

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Elektra DVD wins 2015 Gramophone Award!


Adrianne’s DVD recording of Strauss’s Elektra filmed at the 2013 Aix-en-Provence Festival has won the 2015 Gramophone Award for best Opera recording of the year. In it’s review, the magazine declared Adrianne “a terrific Chrysothemis, tearing into the role with luscious tone.” Visit[…]

Pieczonka, Konieczny, Kaufmann and Holecek perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" in Salzburg

Salzburg Fidelio to be LIVE STREAMED


On Thursday, August 13th at 8pm CET (2pm EST) Medici TV will stream LIVE a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Salzburg Festival. Watch Adrianne as the faithful Leonore and Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan. Visit the website to watch LIVE!


Adrianne releases new CD of Strauss & Wagner


Released internationally today, Adrianne’s first recording on the Delos label features a program of songs by Strauss and Wagner joined by renowned pianist Brian Zeger. For more information, a detailed track listing, and where to buy this CD, please visit Adrianne’s[…]


Adrianne receives a RUBIES Award


At the annual Opera Canada Awards gala held in Toronto on Monday, October 6th, Adrianne was honoured with a RUBIES Award in recognition of her outstanding opera career. Adrianne was introduced by her longtime teacher and friend Mary Morrison with[…]


Schubertiade and a new CD in the works!


Adrianne gave a recital at the 2014 Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Austria with pianist Brian Zeger, the program for which contained songs by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss some of which the duo recorded at the Glen Gould studio in Toronto this summer[…]

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Watch Adrianne as Die Kaiserin


Tomorrow night, Adrianne reprises her acclaimed role as Die Kaiserin in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten at  the Münchner Opernfestspiele (performances on June 29 and July 3). To give you a little taste, you can watch a clip of Adrianne performing “Zum Lebenswasser!”[…]

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Listen to WKCR on June 12th: Adrianne on singing Strauss


On June 12 at 2pm, Adrianne Pieczonka will be a featured guest on WKCR’s two-day broadcast in celebration of Richard Strauss’s 150th birthday. You can view the full schedule for the weekened Strauss Fest and listen LIVE on the WKCR website  […]


Adrianne nominated for a Dora Award!


Adrianne has been nominated for a Dora Award in the category of Outstanding Performance in an Opera for her appearance as Amelia in the Canadian Opera Company’s Un Ballo in Maschera in February 2014. The awards will handed out on Monday[…]


Adrianne nominated for a My Theatre Award


Adri­anne has been nom­i­nated in the Best Opera Per­for­mance cat­e­gory for her role as Madame Li­doine in the Cana­dian Opera Com­pany’s Di­a­logues des Carmelites. The awards, given by My En­ter­tain­ment World, rec­og­nize out­stand­ing per­for­mances and pro­duc­tions that have been given[…]


Photos from the OAF Award presentation


Following her February 11th performance in the Canadian Opera Company’s A Masked Ball at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre, Adrianne was presented with the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award by the Ontario Arts Foundation’s John McKellar and[…]