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Ania Jeruc is a Polish soprano who has received widespread critical acclaim for her charged and beautifully sung portrayal of Violetta in La Traviata.
Her current and future credits include Violetta in Opera North’s new production of La Traviata, Mathilde in Polish National Opera's production of Guillaume Tell directed by David Pountney, her debut with Vlaamse Opera, Hélène in Verdi's Jerusalem for Theater Freiburg, Swedish debut as Violetta for Opera på Skäret Festival, Donna Elvira in English Touring Opera production of Don Giovanni, Hanna in Straszny Dwór for Polish National Opera and Concert Galas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London and with Swedish Chamber Orchestra in Sweden.
Anna made her professional debut in 2012 as Pamina in Die Zaubeflöte for Wexford Festival Opera. Her other engagements include Violetta for Wexford Opera Festival and Dorset Opera Festival directed by Sir Jonathan Miller, guest soloist in the gala concert at Wexford Festival, and Fiordiligi and Micaela for London Festival Opera.
Her operatic roles include Violetta La Traviata, Pamina Die Zauberflöte Magda La Rondine, Micaela Carmen, Musetta La Bohème, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Monica The Medium, Magda La Rondine. She has sung the title role in the UK premiere tour of Halka by Polish composer Moniuszko. Ania was delighted to be the recipient of the Gerard Arnhold Award and bursary for the most promising singer at Wexford Festival Opera 2012 for her performance as Pamina in The Magic Flute.
Whilst in Poland, Ania was a prize winner in many vocal competitions and the recipient of numerous awards, including The Suwalki President Scholarship, the International Voice Competition in Duszniki Zdrój, the competition for Young Opera Singers in Katowice, the Moniuszko Competition in Podlasie, and the Halska Competition in Wroclaw.
Ania has worked for various opera companies and festivals in Europe including Wexford Opera Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with director Rolf Beck, London Festival Opera, Dorset Opera Festival with director Jonathan Miller, London Festival Opera and Opera di Peroni.
Ania made her concert debut in The National Theatre, Warsaw and has participated in masterclasses and courses in Hamburg, Vienna, Warsaw and London (National Opera Studio).
On the concert platform Ania has recently appeared as soloist in 'Exsultate Jubilate' at the Dolnoslaski Music Festival in Poland, Verdi's Requiem at the Shaldon Festival, an Opera Gala celebrating Limerick’s year as City of Culture with the Voices of Limerick and Philip Thomas, Elgar's The Spirit of England, Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach's St John Passion at Bath Abbey with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Southern Sinfonia and Opera North's ‘A History of Opera in Song’ Season Launch Concert at Harewood House.
Ania Jeruc is a native of Olecko, Poland. She graduated from the Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna in Suwalki, under the tuition of M. Borowska and from the Vocal and Acting Faculty in Breslau, under the tuition of E. Sasiadek, with a Masters of Music (MMus Hons).