Kubiak, Teresa (originally, Tersa Wojtaszek)

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Kubiak, Teresa (originally, Tersa Wojtaszek)

Kubiak, Teresa (originally, Tersa Wojtaszek), Polish soprano; b. Ldzan, Dec. 26, 1937. She studied with Olga Olgina at the od Academy of Music. In 1965 she made her debut as Halk in Monziuszko’s opera in od, and then appeared with the Warsaw Opera. She made her U.S. debut in a concert performance of Goldmark’s Die Königen von Saba in N.Y. (1970); then appeared with the San Francisco Opera, with the Chicago Lyric Opera, and at the Glyndebourne Festival (1971). In 1972 she made her first appearance at London’s Covent Garden as Cio-Cio-San. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Liza in The Queen of Spades on Jan. 18, 1973; that same year, she appeared at the Vienna State Opera as Elsa. She continued to make occasional appearances at the Metropolitan Opera until her final appearance there as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser on Jan. 31, 1987. In 1990 she joined the faculty of the Ind. Univ. School of Music in Bloomington. Among her other roles were Senta, Aida, Tosca, Jenufa, and many from the 20th-century repertoire.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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