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Karina Skrzeszewska was born in Wroclaw, in Polish-Greek family. She trained her vocal skills in Music Academy in Wroclaw, in prof. Felicja Jagodzinska-Langer’s  class. In March 2007, she debuted with Musetta in “La Boheme” by Puccini (Baltic Opera in Gdansk). In June 2007 she performed Donna Anna (“Don Giovanni” by Mozart) at the Festival in Varna (Bulgaria). At the end of 2007 she started to cooperate with Mazovian Music Theatre in Warsaw. She played Rosalinda in “Die Fledermaus” by J. Strauss, directed by Wieslaw Ochman. In March 2008 she started to work with the Silesian Opera, where she debuted successfully with the premiere performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti. For this particular show, and for the subsequent role of the Girl in a fine realization of “Carmina Burana” by C. Orff (Silesian Opera) she won the prestigious Golden Mask for  the best vocal and acting role of 2008

She also participated in numerous performances during the tour in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain,  where she was performing the title role of Lucia from G. Dionizetti’s opera, Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”, Gilda in “Rigoletto” by Verdi and soprano parts in two parts of Orff’s trilogy “Carmina Burana” and “Catulli Carmina”.

Currently, she cooperates with Krakow Opera, Silesian Opera, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Grand Theatre in Poznan, Grand Theatre in Lodz and the opera stage of Statne Divadlo in Kosice, where she was invited by Peter Dvorsky to participate in the premiere performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor” in November 2009, and with the National Opera in Bratislava, where in April 2011, she debuted as Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” by Mozart.

Karina Skrzeszewska together with the Silesian Opera realized the recording of “Carmina Burana” conducted by Tadeusz Serafin. The album was released in November 2011.

Over the last 2 years, she has participated in productions produced by the Grand Theatre in Poznan, Silesian Opera and the Grand Theatre in Lodz, devoted to great sovereigns of England. She proved to be a great interpreter of the bel canto style by creating  the title roles in operas by Dionizetti, “Maria Stuarda” and “Anna Bolena”. Her creations were enthusiastically received by audiences and highly noted by reviewers.