Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór is praised often for the sumptuous color of her voice and her complete devotion to music and text. “She has that kind of velvety rich mezzo that makes you want to follow her anywhere.” (The Washington Post 2016) Her vocal flexibility allows her to easily span the lower to upper registers of the mezzo range as well Baroque through 21st century repertoire.
“…and Magdalena Wor almost stole the show as a well-defined and well-sung Suzuki.” proclaimed Anne Midgette of The Washington Post following Magdalena’s role debut of Suzuki with Virginia Opera. Her debut as Carmen with Palm Beach Opera won equal approval from the critics: “Polish-born mezzo-soprano Magdalena Wór…made a magnificent debut…with her rich, seductive mezzo sound, perfectly suited to the role. And her acting as the sultry, sexy and fiery cigarette girl had just the right amount of intensity.” (Palm Beach Artspaper)
This season, Magdalena returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Mozart Requiem and Handel Messiah as well as to Alabama Symphony Orchestra for Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat in D. Recent seasons have included performances with National Philharmonic for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Mass in C “Coronation, ” University of Kentucky Orchestra for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky,. Seattle Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and Alabama Symphony as soloist for Messiah. Last season, Magdalena sang her first performance of Berlioz Les nuits d’été with Capital City Symphony (Washington, DC) under the baton of Victoria Gau.
Magdalena Wór is a First Place Winner of the Heinz Rehfuss Vocal Competition, a Metropolitan Opera Competition National Finalist, an alumna of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Summer Opera Program and the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera.
Additional engagements and honors include Greig Peer Gynt Suites with National Symphony Orchestra; Maddalena in Opera Birmingham’s Rigoletto; Mozart Requiem, Bach B Minor Mass and Magnificat, Handel Messiah and Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky with the National Philharmonic Orchestra; Suzuki in Opera Birmingham’s Madama Butterfly; the title role of Carmen for Palm Beach Opera and Lyric Opera of Virgina; Messiah with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Alabama Symphony Orchestra; Janáček Glagolitic Mass with Cathedral Chorale Society of the Washington National Cathedral; recitals at the Polish and Hungarian Embassies in Washington, D.C.; Tisbe for Washington Concert Opera’s La Cenerentola; Vivaldi Gloria and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the National Philharmonic; solo recitals in London at the Polish Ośrodek Spoleczno-Kulturalny celebrating Chopin’s 200th Birth Anniversary; a concert with Baltic Opera; recognition as a finalist in the 2011 Marcello Giordani and Moniuszko International Vocal Competitions; and featured solo artist in the film documentary on Marcello Giordani.
Magdelana is originally from Poland and has lived in the United States since 1991. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in vocal performance from Georgia State University and is a student of Magdalena Moulson-Falewicz.