Łopuszyńska, Monika

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Born in 1989 in Warsaw, she graduated from the Vocal and Acting Department at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the class of Anna Radziejewska, in dramatic acting from the Lart Studio in Cracow, and in musical from the International College of Musical Theatre (formerly the American Musical Theatre Academy) in London. She also studied lm acting at London’s Identity School of Acting. In 2015, while still a student in Warsaw, she made her debut in the title role of Handel’s Rodelinda, directed by Tomasz Cyz at the Collegium Nobilium Theatre in Warsaw. Also in 2015, she cooperated with the Youth Stage of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, making her debut there as Anna in Weill and Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins, directed by Mika Rosenfeld. With a particular affinity to new music, she works with composers of the young generation, resulting notably in the premiere of Anonymous, the multimedia opera of Rafał Ryterski (2017) in which she sang Ania. A new version of this staging was featured at the 11th Festival of Tradition and Avantgarde “Kody” in Lublin (2020). She has also appeared at the Nowy Theatre in Warsaw during the Instalakcje 7 Festival (2018), lending her voice to a musical performance titled Bathtub Memory Project directed by Eleni E hymiou as well as at the Studio Theatre in Psalm (2017) directed by Jerzy Lach. In 2017, she was selected from graduate students of the Vocal & Acting Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, presenting a Henri Duparc song recital at the Warsaw Philharmonic. She was also awarded at the 12th Competition of 20thand 21st-Century Music for Young Performers (2018). She is active on the concert stage, having appeared at numerous chamber concerts in Poland and internationally, notably at the Elbeforum Brunsbüttel, Lviv National Philharmonic, and India International Centre in New Delhi. She is also a regular appearance at the Polish Radio Concert Studio. During her studies in London, she has also performed at students’ shows such as the Sister Act musical (as Mother Superior), Tony’s Kushner’s Angels in America, and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. In 2019, she appeared in the Legally Blonde musical at Stockwell Playhouse in the role of Paulette Bonafonté, and started a cooperation with Pieśń Kozła Theatre in Wrocław as Cassandra in Grzegorz Brala’s musical show The Warrior. She is also active as a voiceover artist, in advertisements and film, as well as burlesque.