Dorota Sobieska, soprano

Biography

final scene of La traviata

Dorota Sobieska, soprano, sings a wide variety of repertoire. She has performed over 30 major roles. Among composers to whom she feels an especially close connection are Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Szymanowski, as well as Mozart. Sobieska has been noted for her rendition of six Bellini heroines: Amina, Elvira, Giulietta, Norma, Alaide, and Imogene; as well as Donizetti roles such as Lucia and Norina. She garnered critical acclaim of her Verdi leads, including Violetta, Gilda, Leonora and Aida. In addition, Sobieska appeared in the leading roles of Mozart operas, including Konstanze, Elisa, Zaide, Fiordiligi, Costanze, La Contessa, and the Queen of the Night. In May of 2006, she sang Saïs in the world premiere of the opera Thamos, King of Egypt by Halim El-Dabh, a contemporary work incorporating fragments of music by Mozart.

Sobieska performs regularly with Opera Circle of Cleveland, which is the main opera of the Northeast Ohio region in The United States. In addition, she has performed major roles and recitals with Cleveland Women’s Orchestra/Opera, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra/Opera, Cleveland Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Euclid Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Musiktheater Lodz, Opera Classica Europa in Germany and Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria. Her appearances extend to PlayhousSquare in Cleveland, Powers Auditorium, and Carnegie Hall: Zankel Hall in New York City.

Sobieska stage directed numerous productions of Opera Circle of Cleveland and wrote very successful dialogues for Zaide; Thamos, King of Egypt; and Bastien und Bastienne.

She holds several degrees, including a doctoral degree from Kent State University, with dissertation on poetry, music and philosophy of art.