Dominika Zamara sopran.
Soprano Dominika Zamara gained musical recognition early in her native Poland. In 2007, she graduated (with honors) from the prestigious Wrocław University of Music, and directly went to Italy, in pursuit of higher artistic study. Having won a scholarship from the Verona State Conservatory, she performed in masterclasses with some of Italy’s most highly regarded operatic teachers. These include Alida Ferrarini, Bruno Pola, and Enrico De Mori — the latter being highly important for her future professional growth.
Her operatic debut took place in 2010 as Mimi, in Puccini’s “La Boheme” under the direction of Maestro De Mori. Her outstanding vocal qualities, dynamic stage presence, and versatility in multiple genres (opera, lieder and Art song, chamber, and Contemporary music), quickly led to international performances across the globe — Europe, USA, Mexico, Argentina, China, South Korea and Australia.
Notable musical highlights and venues include: Accademia del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Mostra del Cinema and La Biennale di Venezia; the role of Dori in the opera "Un Tramonto" by G. Coronaro, (Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza); Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (NYC); Manuel Ponce Hall (Mexico City); Verdi Theater, Padua (in the Contemporary opera “La Serva di Padova”); the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music (Rome); World Youth Day in Krakow (in the presence of the Pope); Haydn’s oratorio “The Creation” (Chicago); the National Opera Center in New York City; Mythos Opera Festival—Verdi's opera Aida at the Ancient Theater of Taormina; in Sicily, the inauguration of the “InCanto Barocco” Festival; Mercadante Theater (Altamura) - concert arias of S. Mercadante; Vivaldi's Gloria (New York); and at the Sala della Protomoteca, at the Campidoglio in Rome. In 2023, she joined the New York Composer Circle's roster as an International Performing Artist.
Notable amongst the numerous prizes and honors Ms. Zamara has received, are the Cartagine Prize of Rome; the Fonane Prize of Rome (presented by the Vatican); the Kobiety Charyzmatycznej Prize (Warsaw) She is mentioned in two encyclopedias “Polscy Muzycy w Świecie1, author Zbigniew Andrzej Judycki” (Warsaw), and the “Encyclopedia Dziedzictwa Polonii Świata. Ambasadorowie Polonii2” (Krakow).
2023 American Prize Award - Chamber Vocal Music like performer soprano, USA
In addition to a broad repertoire — ranging from Baroque to Contemporary (with a propensity for the Mozartian, bel canto and contemporary repertoire), and singing in numerous languages — Zamara has been carrying out a special project: concerts presenting the arias of Vincenzo Bellini and the songs of Fryderyk Chopin — two composers united by a deep friendship and unique collaboration.
In addition to her main role as Concert Artist, she has sought to broaden and combine aesthetically Arts, Culture, and Fashion by assuming the role of Brand Ambassador for the Mather Milani Cosmetic line (Italy), and has presented the highest achievements in fashion — featuring in concert, clothing by world renowned designers, including: Rosy Garbo, Ela Piorun, and Marta Jane Alesani. She was immortalized by Master photographer Stefano Geardi, whose photo won the silver medal in the advertising category, at the prestigious “World's Top 10 Black & White Competition.”
1 Polish musicians in the world, Zbigniew Andrzej Judycki, Warszawa 2012
2 Encyclopedia of Polish Diaspora Heritage in the World. Polish ambassadors, Zbigniew S. Piasek, Kraków 2020