Very early on noticed for the beauty and length of her voice, the fullness and flexibility of which allow her to sing Monteverdi as well as Berlioz, Rossini or Bizet, Eva Zaïcik has established herself as one of the most remarkable singers of her generation. In addition, she cultivates a musical diversity favouring the most daring explorations alongside leading musicians.

In 2018, when the mezzo-soprano won Second Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, she was also honoured as a Lyrical Revelation at the Victoires de la Musique Classique and with a Second Prize at the Voix Nouvelles Competition. These distinctions only confirmed an already considerable career, which has seen her collaborate with first-class conductors, to name only : William Christie (she was a member of the Jardin des Voix 2017), Vincent Dumestre, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset, without forgetting Philippe Herreweghe, Laurence Equilbey, Emmanuelle Haïm, René Jacobs, Cornelius Meister or Alain Altinoglu.

Recently, she performed Carmen and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini) and Sélysette (Ariane et Barbe Bleue, Dukas) at the Capitole in Toulouse, Vénus in Idoménée by Campra at the Opéra de Lille and at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Vespers for the Blessed Virgin by Monteverdi with the Pygmalion ensemble and Raphaël Pichon in a staging by Pierre Audi, Paulina in Pikovaja Dama by Tchaikovsky at the Nice and Toulon opera houses in a staging by Olivier Py.

She sang Berio's Folk Songs and excerpts from Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with great success with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Saint-Denis Festival. Eva has also performed Berlioz's Les Nuits d’Eté, conducted by Michael Schønwandt with the Aalborg Sinfonik-orkester, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with Philippe Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent, Mozart's Requiem with the Münich Philharmoniker under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe. Last summer, she was invited at the festivals in Salzburg, Gstaad, Beaune, Chambord, Cluny, Lessay, Lisieux, and at the William Christie Festival in Thiré.

The 2022-2023 season is just as promising and abundant : Eva will make her debut at the Theater an der Wien in the production of Belshazzar by Handel under the direction of Christina Pluhar, in a staging by Marie-Eve Signeyrole. She will be Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden under the baton of Thomas Engelbrock. At the Dijon Opera, she will incarnate La Sagesse and Lucinde in Armide by Lully under the direction of Vincent Dumestre, in a staging by Dominique Pithoiset.

She will also collaborate with the Orchester des Champs Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe and Le Concert de la Loge and Julien Chauvin.

She maintains a special bond with Justin Taylor and Le Consort around several baroque programs given throughout Europe. This collaboration materialised at Alpha Classics with the CD “Venez, chère ombre” (2018) and “Royal Handel” (2021), both of which were elected as a Choc of Classica magazine and the “Choice of the month” by France Musique.

In September, her latest recording with Alpha was released, a project with Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre : “Nisi Dominus”, centered around the well-known work of Vivaldi. They invite us on a musical journey centred on the figure of woman and on divine praise, with composers awaiting discovery such as Serafino Razzi and Soto de Langa.

BBC Music Magazine about Eva Zaïcik : "Her clear mezzo-soprano voice, with its tonal purity, tightly controlled vibrato and fluent virtuosity serve Vivaldi’s motets Invicti Bellate and Nisi Dominus very well." 

Biography from 01/11/2022

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