Read press coverage and reviews of Ms. Kuźma's performances, including her highly acclaimed performance as Lila in the West Coast premiere of Cold Mountain with the Music Academy of the West.

pressfeaturestemp.png
IMG_8224.jpg

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

ORLANDO SENTINEL | OCTOBER 2022

"As damsel in distress Pamina, Magdalena Kuźma glows with warmth and strength, qualities reflected in her voice.
She even makes you forget how quickly her character abandons her own mother..."

IMG_8002.JPG

LyricFest Recital

ACADEMY OF VOCAL ARTS | SEPTEMBER/2022

"Kuźma rapidly shifts between profound heft and delicate precision throughout the recital, demonstrating the expressive and highly technical singing one often hears from the great sopranos. "

"Pierce and Kuźma are an enigmatic and dynamic duo. They shine in every aspect when paired for this wide-ranging and highly emotional program."

 

"Ay! ('The Quest') and COH (Dream) are wide-ranging in their tenderness and explosive expression; Ward and Kuźma matched this at every  turn. They belied the audience into a lullaby-esque sense of calm before triumphantly declaring their mastery over this grandiose music. I offer the same response as the audience following the final notes- BRAVI TUTTI!"

“As is usual for Santa Fe, the supporting cast dispatched their moments in the spotlight with professional acuity. The smugglers’ quintet in Act II skipped along brightly, and the fortune-telling card scene in Act III drew especially good singing and acting from soprano Magdalena Kuźma..."

Seen and Heard International

“New York soprano Magdalena Kuźma was a standout as Frasquita

Opera Warhorses 

 

"Luke Sutliff (Le Dancaïre), Anthony León (Le Remendado), Magdalena Kuźma (Frasquita), Maire Therese Carmack (Mercédès) are irreproachable in the quintet of Act II: “Nous avons en tête une affaire...”

ConcertoNet

“The other roles in the Roma band—Magdalena Kuźma and Kathleen Felty as Frasquita and Mercédes, Luke Sutliff and Anthony León as Dancaïre and Remendado—were handled ably, with sparkling precision in the treacherous quintet.”

Sharps & Flatirons

CARMEN

Santa Fe Opera | JULY-AUGUST/2022

 

COLD MOUNTAIN

OPERA NEWS | OCTOBER 2019

"Among Cold Mountain's myriad supporting characters, sopranos Samantha Rose Williams and Magdalena Kuzma were standouts as the powerful slave Lucinda and the conniving, sensual Lila."

 

"Kuzma's voice stood out musically and dramatically in the production. She was on stage for only a brief scene, but it was long enough to convey star quality, and leave the audience wanting to hear more.

"Stellar is not an exaggeration in describing the vocal cast for Cold Mountain."

"The rest of the cast: ... soprano Magdalena Kuzma .. kept pace with often thrilling, edge-of-seat performances."

6178E8B8-B9EB-4663-876E-028D2F11D220.jpe

Cold Mountain

Music Academy of the West | AUGUST/2019

Young Artist Recital

CARNEGIE HALL | JANUARY/2019

"Polish-American soprano Magdalena Kuźma, who was the last to sing, performed three songs from Tom Cipullo's song cycle How to Get Heat Without Fire. She too has a voice that instantly engages the listener: shining, free and lustrous. With Bergdorf Goodman shopping bags by her side, Kuźma poured equal parts bathos and despair into 'The Pocketbook' ; each repetition of the words 'fluid Italian suede' was sung with more longing than the prior one."