She has performed under illustrious conductors including Marco Armiliato, Philippe Auguin, Paolo Arrivabeni, Bertrand de Billy, Sir Colin Davis, Placido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Friedrich Haider, Vladimir Jurowski, Kostis Protopapas, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Robert Lyall, Lorin Maazel, Gianandrea Noseda, Erik Nielsen, Donald Runnicles, Eraldo Salmieri and Marcello Viotti .
Ms. Kulczak has performed leading operatic roles with opera companies including Dalilah SAMSON ET DALILAH with the New Orleans Opera, Louisiana and Wrocław Opera, Poland; CARMEN with Silesian Opera, Wrocław Opera, Poland and with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana; Olga EUGENE ONEGIN with the Cincinnati Opera; Adalgisa NORMA with the Tulsa Opera, Oklahoma; Composer ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Boston Lyric Opera; Venus TANNHÄUSER with the Grand Theatre, Poznań; Preziosilla LA FORZA DEL DESTINO with Grand Theatre Poznań, Poland and the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Busseto; Suzuki MADAMA BUTTERFLY and Marta MEFISTOFELE with the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland; Rosina Il BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Santa Barbara Grand Opera and Flora LA TRAVIATA with the Opera Theater of Saint Louis and Santa Fe Opera and Eduige RODELINDA with the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara.
In addition to her operatic engagements, Edyta has performed in recitals throughout the United States and Europe with renowned chamber musicians and philharmonic orchestras including her 2005 Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in a recital of songs by Janacek with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. In 2007 she performed at Weil Hall in a recital of songs by Karol Szymanowski with Steven Eldredge and was later heard in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in Vivaldi’s Gloria in 2010. She performed Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at Wratislavia Cantans Festival with Sinfonia Varsovia, Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Alexander’s Feast with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Tulsa Orchestra, Mozart’s Missa di Requiem with Aegean Music Festival Orchestra of Syros, Greece and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with Chicago Orchestra and was one of the featured soloists at the Opera Gala Concert with The Metropolitan Opera in Tokyo, Japan.
Edyta received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under Krystyna Szostek-Radkowa and an Artist Diploma from Northwestern University School of Music under Elizabeth Fischer, with scholarships of both the Northwestern University and Kościuszko Foundation. In addition, she has studied under Carlo Bergonzi, Mignon Dunn and Marilyn Horne before receiving additional training at the Music Academy of the West. Ms. Kulczak was awarded first prizes with Barnett Foundation, the National Competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Society of American Musicians and the Chicago Bel Canto Foundation Opera Competition. Following her appearance in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Opera magazine proclaimed: “In terms of dramatic intensity, there was perhaps no one who sang better or more consistently than the Polish mezzo Edyta Kulczak” and further praised her for her “full and rich voice and naturally elegant presence“.