Soprano Opera Singer
Adrianne was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and grew up in Burlington, graduating from the Opera School of the University of Toronto. Internationally celebrated for her interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, Adrianne has brought to life such powerful women as Senta, Chrysothemis, Sieglinde, the Marschallin, the Kaiserin, Tosca, Elisabetta, and Amelia on leading opera and concert stages in Europe, North America and Asia. Performances have taken her to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Munich Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and La Scala, as well as at some of Europe’s finest summer festivals including Salzburg, Bayreuth, Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence under the direction of such conductors as James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Claudio Abbado, the late Richard Bradshaw, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Anthony Pappano and the late Sir Georg Solti. Her album Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Wagner and Strauss was nominated for Classical Album of the Year – Vocal or Choral Performance at the 2007 Juno Awards. In 2007, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2012, Pieczonka was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She was named an Honourary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013 and in 2014 she received the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award. In 2017 her image was included in the Canada Post Canadian Opera series. She has had roles in numerous productions and concerts across the world.