Eva Zaïcik
mezzo-soprano | France, °1987
 
VOICE 2018 : Second Prize
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 (do not miss out on this concert on Saturday 17 December at Bozar) 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.

Teachers

2011 - 2018: Elène Golgevit

Degrees

2011 - 2018: Doctorat - 3eme cycle, CNSMDP

Concerts

2017: Opera de Perm - Opera Royal de Versailles - Phaëton, Lully, Lybie, Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre
2017: Opera de Dijon, Limoges, Caen - Die Zaüberflöte, Mozart, 3eme dame, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
2017: BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall) / Opera d'Amsterdam/ Chapelle Royale de Versailles - Vêpres à la Vierge, Monteverdi, Soprano 1 Solo, Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
2016: Philharmonie de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Barbican Opera ..., Le Jardin des Voix "An English Garden" - Mezzo Soprano Solo, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie / Paul Agnew
2016: Opera de Rouen, Opera Royal de Versailles - Dido and Aeneas, Dido, Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre
2016: Opera de Dijon - Orfeo, Monteverdi, Messaggiera, Traversées Baroques, Etienne Meyer
2017: Opera de Massy, Opera de Reims, Opera de Rennes - Les Amants Magnifiques, Lully-Moliere, Caliste, Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel, Les Malins Plaisirs, CMBV
2016: Philharmonie de Paris - Iliade l'Amour, Betsy Jolas, Nelly, David Reiland, Orchestre du CNSMDP
2016: Philharmonie de Paris - Songes d'une Nuit d'Été, Mendelsohn, Elfe 2, Cornelius Meister
2015: Philharmonie de Paris - Il Viaggio à Reims, Marchesi Melibea, Marco Guidarini

Competitions

2018: Révélation Artiste Lyrique, Victoires de la Musique Classique
2018: 3eme prix, Concours Voix Nouvelles
2016: Révélation Lyrique, Adami
Video
Final 2018: Eva Zaïcik
Semi-final 2018: Eva Zaïcik
Audio
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Program
Final (11/05/2018)
Georges Bizet Près des remparts de Séville (Carmen)
Henry Purcell Thy hand, Belinda - When I am laid (Dido and Aeneas)
Modest Musorgsky Lullaby (Kolobel'naya Pesnya ostrovky) (Pesni i plyaski smerti (Songs and Dances of Death))
Johann Sebastian Bach Erbarme dich mein Gott (Matthäus Passion BWV 244)
Gioachino Rossini Cruda sorte - Qua ci vuol disinvoltura (L'Italiana in Algeri)
Eva Zaïcik, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Alain Altinoglu
Semi-final (04/05/2018)
Claude Debussy La chevelure (Trois chansons de Bilitis)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Da, vspomnila ... Podrougui milye (Pikovaya dama (The Dame of Spades))
Antonio Vivaldi Se lento ancora il fulmine (Argippo)
Gustav Mahler Oft denk'ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen (Kindertotenlieder)
Charles Gounod Versez vos chagrins dans mon âme (Faust)
Luciano Berio Azerbaïjan love song (Folk songs)
Eva Zaïcik, voice
Frédéric Rubay, pianist accompanist
First round (01/05/2018)
Georg Friedrich Haendel Hence Iris, hence away (Semele)
Gioachino Rossini Cruda sorte - Qua ci vuol disinvoltura (L'Italiana in Algeri)
Eva Zaïcik, voice
Frédéric Rubay, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Cello 2022
The Competition's CD's
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