Embassy of the Republic of Poland: Great Singers of Hungary and Poland
Friday, June 17 at 7:30 PM
Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 2640 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Embassy of the Republic of Poland and The Embassy Series cordially invite you to

Great Singers of Hungary and Poland: A concert of Hungarian and Polish folk songs, duets and operatic aria



In honor of Poland's assuming of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Hungary

SZABOLCS BRICKNER, first Prize winner of the 2008 Queen Elisabeth singing competition, has previously won two national Hungarian voice competitions and gained Second Prize at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition in 2004.

He has performed under the baton of Kazushi Ono, Günter Neuhold, Nicolas Chalvin, Daniele Callegari, Stefan Klingele, Helmut Rilling, Nicola Luisotti and many others, with the La Monnaie/De Munt Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Hungary, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ernö Dohnányi Symphonyc Orchestra of Budafok.

In 2007 he has appeared at the Budapest Opera House as Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and as Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore.

Next season he will perform there under the baton of Adam Fischer (Lenskij in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin). Other concerts will bring him to Belgium, Lebanon and St. Petersburg.

MAGDALENA WÓR is a First Place Winner of the Marcella Sembrich and Heinz Rehfuss Vocal Competitions, a Finalist and Prize Winner of the Moniuszko International Voice Competition, a Metropolitan Opera Competition National Finalist, as well as an alumna of the San Francisco Opera's Merola Summer Opera Program, Chautauqua Music Institution's Marlena Malas Voice Program, St. Louis Opera Theatre's Gerdine Young Artist Program, and the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

This past season Ms. Wór's performaces included Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Ashlawn Opera Festival, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the National Philharmonic, Handel's Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, title role in Bizet's Carmen with the Palm Beach Opera and a concert in London celebrating Chopin's 200th Birth Anniversary.

Magdalena is originally from Poland and has lived in the United States since 1991. She received her Bachelor and Master's degrees in vocal performance from Georgia State University and studies with Magdalena Moulson-Falewicz.


    Szabolcs Brickner: Hungarian Folks Songs, arias from operettas and opera, Beethoven, Mozart
    Magdalena Wór: Polish songs (including songs of Chopin), songs of Fauré and excerpts from Bizet's "Carmen"


Free parking at the Scottish Rite Temple, 2800 16th Street NW

The Embassy Series concludes its most successful season ever with back-to-back concerts June 16th and 17th at the embassies of Hungary and Poland, in honor of Hungary's transition to Democracy on June 16, 1989 and Poland's assuming the Presidency of the Council of The European Union from July 1, 2011.

The Embassy Series was one of the first American organizations to hold events at the Hungarian and Polish embassies in Washington after their countries broke from Communist rule.

In case of any questions, please, contact us at: 202-234-3800, ext. 2165 or email washington.culture@msz.gov.pl

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