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Magdalena won 2nd Place in the 2022 Shreveport Opera Competition.
The Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition was be held in Shreveport, LA on April 2 & 3, 2022.
Gayletha Nicholas, Santa Fe Opera
Brian Speck, Houston Grand Opera
Shreveport Opera Competition: 2nd Place Winner
The Pasadena Vocal Competition (formerly Mentoris) is a 501-(c) 3 nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to financially support classical singers and promote community interest in opera. Magdalena is a semi-finalist and will perform two arias on Saturday Feb. 12. Video broadcast will be on the Pasadena Vocal Competition website Feb. 20th.
Holliston, 1305 East Colorado Blvd.
Magdalena debuts with Richmond Symphony as the soloist in Mahler's Fourth Symphony as part of their Metro Series. Conducted by Music Director Valentina Peleggi.
Locations: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Louis F. Ryan Recital Hall
Randolph- Macon College
Magdalena is one of 18 semifinalists invited to the 2022 Concert of Arias 34th Eleanor McCollum Competition.
"Each year, hundreds of young singers from all over the world compete for a spot in the HGO Studio, Houston Grand Opera’s renowned young artist training program. Concert of Arias is the riveting live finals of this rigorous competition.
Each finalist performs two arias from the opera repertoire for a panel of esteemed judges. The audience votes for the Audience Choice Award and following the announcement of the six coveted prizes, patrons and artists join for dinner in the Wortham’s Grand Foyer.
Full of suspense, high stakes, audience participation, immense promise, and fun—Concert of Arias is wrapped up in a lively evening of soul-stirring music that will leave you breathless."
Magdalena was selected as one of 48 singers to partake in Santa Fe Opera's prestigious Apprentice Artist program. She will be singing Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen.
"The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers is internationally recognized as one of the finest programs of its kind. An apprenticeship at “America’s premier summer opera festival” offers unmatched opportunities for professional experience and international exposure."
The oldest college daily newspaper in the United States does a feature on Yale Opera's Duets showcase. Reporter Marisol Carty interviews Magdalena and other singers.
To watch the duets showcase, click HERE.
R. Strauss | “Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren” from “Der Rosenkavalier”
Octavian | Anna Kelly, mezzo-soprano
Sophie | Magdalena Kuzma, soprano
Magdalena was interviewed by David Brensilver to discuss the Yale Opera Program's curriculum and performance opportunities during the pandemic.
To watch the Fall Opera showcase, click HERE.
I. Stravinsky | “No Word from Tom” from The Rake’s Progress
Anne Trulove| Magdalena Kuzma, soprano
The Yale School of Music's 2021 Commencement included the presentation
of student and commencement prizes. Magdalena was the recipient of the Harriet Gibbs Fox Memorial Prize, awarded to a student who has achieved the highest grade point average during their first year at the School of Music.
To watch the award ceremony, click HERE.
As one of 23 singers selected from a global pool of over 800 artists, Magdalena looks forward to returning to Merola Opera as an artist for their 2021 summer season. There, she will be role studying Adina in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and appearing in various recording projects & performances.
“One of the oldest and most prestigious opera training programs in the world, Merola was founded in 1957, and operates in close artistic collaboration with San Francisco Opera. The Merola Opera Program is widely regarded as the foremost opera training program for aspiring singers and nurtures the opera stars of tomorrow."
Magdalena was selected as one of 12 singers to partake in Ravinia Festival's prestigious Steans Music Institute.
"Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is the Ravinia Festival’s professional studies program for young professional musicians, providing participants the opportunity to study with internationally renowned faculty, made up of performing artists, dramaturgs, scholars, and teachers. Fellows hone their skills as performing artists through coaching, public master classes, and special events, working with some of the most distinguished musicians and pedagogues the world has to offer."
Magdalena placed 3rd and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Carolyn Bailey & Dominick Argento 2021 Competition.
To watch the competition finals, click HERE.
As one of 23 singers selected from a global pool of over 800 artists, Magdalena looks forward to her debut at Merola Opera as an artist for their 2019-2020 summer season. There, she will sing the role of Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and cover Susanna in the same opera.
“One of the oldest and most prestigious opera training programs in the world, Merola was founded in 1957, and operates in close artistic collaboration with San Francisco Opera. The Merola Opera Program is widely regarded as the foremost opera training program for aspiring singers and nurtures the opera stars of tomorrow.
Magdalena was selected as one of 16 singers to partake in Houston Grand Opera's prestigious Young Artists Vocal Academy.
YAVA's "aim is to take the most talented young singers and help them on the path to artistry by introducing them to the breadth of information required for this career and the nature of excellent training. They will also have made contacts at HGO which will last their whole career."
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA: YAVA 2020 ARTIST
After a rewarding audition season, Ms. Kuźma has committed to Yale University's School of Music to further her graduate studies. There, she will continue her studies with Gerald Martin Moore on full scholarship and stipend.
"The opera program at the Yale School of Music offers rigorous career training through practical studies in the art of opera performance."
Citywide Recital Series
Magdalena Kuźma and pianist Nate Raskin collaborate together to bring a classical recital spanning various themes and periods- with a focus on lesser performed contemporary works.
"Carnegie Hall is honored to partner with local community organizations to present free concerts that are sensational celebrations of sounds from across the country and around the globe. At a Carnegie Hall Citywide concert, you can revisit your favorite music or try something new, stay in your home borough or journey farther afield. Whatever you choose, you’ll experience everything that makes New York City so vibrant."
Magdalena is a proud grant recipient from the Margot Music Fund. Former recipients include famed soprano, Sydney Mancasola.
"The purpose of The Margot Bos Stambler '84 Professional Development Award is to provide an outstanding Oberlin Conservatory voice major of great promise with support during and beyond their last semester at Oberlin to enhance career opportunities in whatever form best suits the recipient's needs."
MARGOT MUSIC FUND: GRANT RECIPIENT
"From January 21–26, 2019, renowned soprano Renée Fleming will mentor 10 aspiring young singers and 10 collaborative pianists from around the world in the inaugural year of SongStudio, an innovative new program exploring the future of the vocal recital. Building on Marilyn Horne’s remarkable work with The Song Continues, the intensive workshop will bring emerging vocalists and pianists together with leading artists and composers for a week of instruction and performance at Carnegie Hall." Soprano Magdalena Kuźma was one of the youngest of the 10 singers chosen to participate. She will spend the week collaborating with William Woodard.