Already at the age of seven, ALEKSANDRA KURSAK began her musical studies with violin and piano lessons. She completed her studies in singing at the Conservatoire in Breslau, and later at the Conservatoire in Hamburg. At the age of 21, the multi prize-winner gave her debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Staatsoper Breslau. From 2001 to 2007, she was an ensemble member of the Staatsoper Hamburg. In 2004, she gave her debut at the New York Met as Olympia and at the ROH Covent Garden in London as Aspasia in Mitridate. In 2010 she gave her debut in the Scala as Gilda. Performances have led her among others to Berlin, Chicago, Salzburg, Valencia, Venice, Madrid and Los Angeles.
Her repertoire includes roles like the Queen of the Night, Blondchen, Susanna, Elvira (Puritani), Juliette, Nannetta, Maria Stuarda, Gilda, Adele, Gretel, Musetta, Marie (La Fille du régiment), Norina, Adina, Violetta, Rosina, Lucia di Lammermoor. In the recent seasons, she successfully debuted the roles of Maria Stuarda at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Rachel in La Juive at the Bavarian State Opera, and Nedda in Zurich.
Upcoming engagements include Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) in Zurich, Micaëla (Carmen) at the Opéra Bastille Paris, Adina and Mimì in Berlin, Adina and Liù at the Royal Opera House London.
At the Wiener Staatsoper, she gave her debut in 2008 as Rosina and also sang Adina, Susanna, Marie, Violetta and Gilda. Aleksandra Kurzak has an exclusive recording contract with DECCA.