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Magdalena Kožená


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Magdalena Kožená (b. 1973) is a Czech mezzo-soprano. She was born in Brno in 1973. After having studied at the Brno Conservatoire and at the College of Performing Arts in Bratislava, she graduated in 1995. In 1996-97 she was a member of the Vienna Volksoper.

Miss Kožená’s recordings include Bach arias, Handel’s Roman Motets and Italian Cantatas and “Messiah” with Marc Minkowski for DG/Archiv, and her first solo recital disc (Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů with Graham Johnson - Gramophone Solo Vocal Award, 2001) for Deutsche Grammophon, with whom she has signed an exclusive contract. Her most recent discs are recitals of arias of Mozart, Gluck and Mysliveček (with the Prague Philharmonia and Michel Swierczewski), of French arias with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Minkowski, Gluck’s “Paride ed Elena” under Paul McCreesh, a recital disc with Malcolm Martineau and an acclaimed disc of cantatas by members of the Bach family (“Lamento”) with Musica Antiqua Koeln and Reinhard Goebel. She is the 2004 Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year.

Magdalena Kožená is already established as a major concert and recital artist. Her recitals have taken her to London, the Schubertiade Schwazenberg, Brussels, Paris, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Munich, Prague, Tokyo, Yokohama and Sapporo. Last season she appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall, in San Francisco and in London, Brussels, Lisbon, Vienna, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Prague.

Her operatic engagements have included several notable debuts: at the Chatelet


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  • Blaine_The_Mono

    Will you marry me?

    1 Jan 8:25pm Reply
  • Marleos

    in Magdalena´s voice is connected amazing sensitivness ,original expression and perfect technique.

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Forteski

    Soprano group:

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • giossa

    La mejor interprete de Vivaldi, simplemente la mejor

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • rosmaritbrum

    Bela voice............

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • honzajan

    Magdalena je výjimečná jak pojetím, tak expresí

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • queshelia

    nejen ze krasne zpiva, jeste navic u toho dobre vypada! :-))

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • gEEEERa

    i haven't heard her Bach's interpretations! i hope there's a few of the Cantattas in her repertoir, i'm listening her voice on Mozart's work and i think i'm in love

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • _liz

    i love her voice.

    22 Apr 2008 Reply
  • aucensia

    amazing. unbelievable. she can be so different: ideal in italian way and thrilling in case of Bach perfoming. One of my favorite singers. First of all, recommend perfoming of Bach Arias Then try Handel's Italian Cantatas After all Mozart, of course ;)

    26 Nov 2007 Reply

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