Kezia Bienek, Mezzo Soprano – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

Kezia Bienek

MEZZO SOPRANO

Described as possessing “a mezzo voice of rare quality…Callas-like in temperament.”

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Kezia Bienek’s forthcoming engagements include her débuts for Glyndebourne on Tour as Dorothée Cendrillon and for Welsh National Opera as Second Lady The Magic Flute.

Read Kezia Bienek’s full biography below.

Current Highlights

Début Glyndebourne On Tour Dorothée Cendrillon

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Début Welsh National Opera Second Lady Die Zauberflöte

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“Kezia Bienek possesses a voice of rare quality, matched by a natural ability as an actress…expect to hear more of her in the future.”
STEPHEN PRITCHARD  THE OBSERVER

“From the moment of Kezia Bienek’s first appearance as Iside, this young woman impressed me with her stage presence…she offered a brilliant showcase of fiery coloratura…and warmth and beauty of sound in melancholy, plaintive arias…I feel Miss Bienek has something extra.”
MIRANDA JACKSON  OPERA BRITANNIA UK

“…Mezzo-soprano Kezia Bienek is similarly excellent bringing a great realism and comic relief in her role as La frugola…”
ANNA HAYES  WEXFORD ECHO

Biography

Biography

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Described as “…Callas-like in temperament…” (David Nice – The Arts Desk) the young British mezzo soprano Kezia Bienek’s forthcoming engagements include her débuts for Glyndebourne on Tour as Dorothée Cendrillon and for Welsh National Opera as Second Lady The Magic Flute.  She also covers Erika in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa for Glyndebourne Festival this summer.

Other opera engagements have included La Frugola Il tabarro and Gianetta Don Bucefalo (Wexford Festival Opera), Second Lady The Magic Flute (Ryedale Festival), Concepcion L’heure espagnole and Doralice La Gazetta (Royal College of Music), Iside Giove in Argo and Tauride Arianna in Creta (London Handel Festival), and Dido Dido and Aeneas (Glyndebourne Youth Opera).

She has covered major roles for Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne On Tour, English National Opera and English Touring Opera.  Her repertoire includes the title role in Carmen, Suzuki Madama Butterfly, Daughters 4 & 5 Akhnaten, Rosmira Partenope and Flora La Traviata. Originally trained as a soprano, Kezia Bienek also performed Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea.

Kezia Bienek has sung Beethoven Ninth Symphony in Ripon Cathedral, Mozart Requiem at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder with the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square.  Her concert repertoire also includes Ravel Cinq mélodie populaires grecques, Rossini La regatta Veneziana and Petite messe solennelle.

Kezia Bienek began her training at The Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology and subsequently studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Wales International Academy of Voice and the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music.

She sang in Master Classes with Brigitte Fassbänder and Sir Thomas Allen, and worked with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Richard Bonynge at the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia di Bel Canto.

This biography is not for publication. Please contact the office for an updated version.

Contact

Helen Sykes
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
+44 (0)7799 673367

helen@helensykesartists.co.uk

Mary Craig
+44 (0)20 8780 0060
mary@helensykesartists.co.uk

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