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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[…]

Adrianne’s “Chrysothemis” thrills audiences in Berlin


“Adrianne Pieczonka’s Chrysothemis is outstanding; assertive and dramatic, her voice assured, committed, beautiful and energetic at the same time… She is totally convincing, with wonderful accuracy and understanding of the text and the play. She is irreplaceable today where it[…]

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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[…]


Soundstreams Concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto


“Pieczonka delivered a stunning, passionate, deeply committed performance of [George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children] a taxing, and still startlingly original work… The abandon and courage with which she threw herself into this work and inhabited its spirit attests to[…]

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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!

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As Leonore in the Salzburg Festspiele production of Fidelio


“Adrianne Pieczonka sang with steely strength and agility, imbuing the role of Leonore with superhuman effort and navigating her seemingly unsingable music with ease.” (Abendzeitung, 5 August 2015) “The conductor Franz Welser-Möst, who led the great Vienna Philharmonic in a[…]


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[…]