Marta Gardolińska Makes History as New Music Director of Opéra National de Lorraine

By David Salazar
(Credit: © Bartek Barczyk)

The Opéra National de Lorraine has announced the historic appointment of Marta Gardolińska as its next music director.

She will become the first woman to take on the position of music director in the company’s history and is also the first Polish music director for the organization.

Gardolińska, who is signed on for the next three years and will lead concerts at the Opéra National de Lorraine as well as produce and stage opera productions, will officially debut in her new role during the 2021-22 season.

“Marta is part of a new generation of European artists, who are characterized by multiple talents and energy. I’m really happy to begin our joint journey at the Opéra national de Lorraine with Marta, the whole team and the public,” Matthieu Dussouillez, the General and Artistic director at the Opéra National de Lorraine, stated per The First News.

Gardolińska was born in Warsaw where she was trained in acrobatics before eventually studying music at the Chopin University of Music. She then headed over to the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She has since worked with a number of major organizations including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at a festival in Edinburgh, Orchestre Chambre de Paris, and theNational Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, among many others.