Soprano Natalia Rubis, praised by the German press for her ”clear and warm voice with luminous coloraturas”, recently performed the title role in Moniuszko’s Halka and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust with the Wroclaw Opera House, debut in Halka (Vilnius version) with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, and for the celebration of the Centenary of Polish Independence she sang with the Chicago Philharmonic Missa pro pace by Kilar in Chicago. During the summer, she recorded her first opera CD with the renowned Czech orchestra Collegium 1704 in Prague, and her first DVD of Donizetti’s Requiem.
Ms. Rubis’ upcoming performances include the concert version of Halka in Lisbon, Brussels and Prague with Capella Cracoviensis and a recording of this opera. In July she will perform the part of Merab in Händel’s Saul with Czech Ensemble Baroque at the Znojmo Music Festival in Czech Republic, alongside Andreas Scholl and Adam Plachetka. In August she will give solo recital at the 20th Bach Festival in Świdnica and in the March of 2020 she will sing the role of Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio at the 24th Beethoven Easter Festival under the baton of Lawrence Foster. In the 2020/2021 season Ms. Rubis will perform the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Opera Carolina as a prize from the Marcello Giordani Competition.
Recent opera credits of Ms. Rubis include the roles of Cristallina in Salieri’s La fiera di Venezia with L’arte del mondo (with the CD recording for Sony) and Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte at the Bach Festival in Poland, Euridice and Musica in Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Düsseldorf, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Despina in Cosí fan tutte and Sa Femme in Le pauvre matelot with the Yale Opera. She performed also as oratorio soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Sinfonia Varsovia in Warsaw, made her first appearance at the Beethoven Easter Festival at the Warsaw Philharmonic with Moniuszko’s The Phantoms.
Ms. Rubis made her international debut in 2014 as Calisto in Giove in Argo by Händel at the Händel-Festspiele in Halle, Germany. Since that time she has been invited to perform other baroque operas, such as Xerxes (role of Romilda) or Le Cinesi (role of Sivene) by Gluck in Dresden and Bad Lauchstädt, but also Bach’s cantatas with Collegium 1704 in Dresden and Prague In Poland, Ms. Rubis sang the world premiere of David Chesky’s Letter to a composer for Krzysztof Penderecki’s Birthday Festival with Sinfonietta Cracovia. She took part in the Polish premier of Carter’s Tempo e tempi at the Nostalgia Festival, was a soloist in the Faure’s Requiem, and recorded a CD of operetta love duets with her husband, Krystian Adam, for DUX.
Ms. Rubis earned a Master of Musical Arts in Opera from the Yale School of Music in May 2017, where she studied with Doris Yarick Cross. She holds a Master of Music in Oratorio and a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the Wroclaw Music Academy.
Natalia Rubis gefällt als Calisto mit leuchtenden Koloraturen, die sich vor allem im zweiten Akt in der aus der Oper Alcina übernommenen Arie ”Tornami vagheggiar” entfalten können. Wenn sie im dritten Akt mit ihrem Schicksal hadert, geht Rubis’ Interpretation darstellerisch und stimmlich unter die Haut.
– Thomas Molke / Online Music Magazine
Erfolgreicher zeigt Natalia Rubiś als Einspringerin in der Partie der Callisto, wie solide Technik dem Ausdruck des Singens zuträglich ist: Mit ihrem hell timbrierten, schlanken Sopran lässt sie Staccati, punktierte Noten und elegante Figuren keck abspringen; erfüllt ihre Klagearie im dritten Akt mit feiner Wärme.
– Werner Häußner/ Online Merker
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