Young Polish mezzo soprano, Kasia Balejko has graduated from the Opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her future and current engagements include Dido in a concert performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Malika in Delibes' Lakme, understudy of Olga in Eugene Onegin with Garsington Opera, Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Opera Makers performance at the Clore Studio, Royal Opera House, and Colombina in Le donne curiose by E. Wolf-Ferrari under Mark Shanahan.

Last fall she also joined Les Azuriales Young Artist Programme in Nice where she performed the role of Mistress Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff.

Other operatic performances include Opera Scenes at the Studio Theatre in Milton Court and at The Buick Grand Theatre in Shanghai , the alt solo part in Verdi's Requiem at Southwark Cathedral and a recital of arias and duets in La Pedrera Casa Mila in Barcelona.

 

Kasia began her musical training as a violinist studying for 12 years at Ludomir Rozycki Primary and Secondary Music School in Kielce. She completed her undergraduate training in vocal and drama at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. During the course she performed as Lucy in The Beggar's Opera and as Rinaldo in Handel's masterpiece for G.G. Gorczycki's International Festival of Ancient Music.

Kasia graduated with distinction from postgraduate vocal course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was awarded Concert Recital Diploma for her final recital.