The Polish lyric soprano, Bożena Bujnicka, is a member of the Young Artists Programme - Opera Academy at the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, where she is studying under Professor Izabela Kłosińska, Eytan Pessen and Matthias Rexroth. In 2016 she graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of Professor Izabela Kłosińska. She has also studied as part of the Erasmus programme at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London in the class of Professor Rudolf Piernay. Awards she has won include: 1st prize at the National Vocal Competition Złote Głosy in Warsaw (Poland); 2nd prize and Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Classical Aria at the G. Perotti International Vocal Competition (Germany); 2nd prize at the International Vocal Competition “Pieśń wieczorna” in Białystok (Poland). She has also been granted the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Science (2011) and the Minister’s Award (2014).
Bożena Bujnicka made her professional opera debut singing the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at The Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera under Łukasz Borowicz (staged by Mariusz Trelinski), where she also performed the role of Basia in Stefani’s A miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders under Władysław Kłosiewicz and the role of Page in Wagner’s Lohengrin under Stefan Soltesz. She also performed the title role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at Collegium Nobilium, the role of Donna Elvira in W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Gorzów Philharmonic and Warsaw Chamber Opera and the role of Countess Rosina Almaviva in his Le nozze di Figaro at Warsaw Chamber Opera. She sang Miss Jessel in the Polish premiere of B. Britten’s The Turn of the Screw in Szczecin’s Opera at the Castle under Jerzy Wołosiuk. Apart from opera, she is also constantly extendings her sacred (W.A. Mozart’s Coronation Mass, J.S. Bach’s Johannes Passion (BWV 245) and others) and art song repertoire.
Bożena Bujnicka's debut as Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice was called “amazing” and “magnificent” by niezależna.pl and Meakultura. After her appearance as the W.A. Mozart’s Countess she was appreciated for “the beauty of a soprano aligned in different registers and with great phrasing” by Ruch Muzyczny. She was also referred to as a “soprano with spectacular color” by Polityka after her recent performance in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.
In March 2017 she made her debut as the stage director of About the Kingdom of Day and Night and Magic Instruments, an abridged version of W.A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute, staged by the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera. She is taking part in workshops Miniatures: creating opera & music theatre for children & young audience in La Monnaie in Brussel and LOD Music Theatre in Ghent (Belgium).
Upcoming performances include the Nun in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel at The Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera and at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, role of the Skierka in Żeleński's Goplana (Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera) and Iris in Guru by Petitgirard (Opera at the Castle in Szczecin).