Cast of King Roger. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Iwona Sobotka has received critical acclaim for her debut at the Chicago Opera Theatre portraying the role of Roxana in Szymanowski’s “King Roger”

Iwona Sobotka’s portrayal of Roxana in the Chicago Opera Theatre’s production of “King Roger” marked a remarkable debut. Her performance left both audiences and critics in awe, with reviewers praising her exceptional vocal prowess and the depth of emotion she brought to the character. This debut showcased Sobotka’s undeniable talent and solidified her place as a notable artist in the opera world, earning her well-deserved critical acclaim and a standing ovation from the audience.

Please read the reviews below:

“Polish soprano Iwona Sobotka was highly effective portraying the monarch, with her warm voice, her ease with the upper register, and her deft acting skills”. – Ossama el Naggar –

“Sobotka possesses a velvety soprano that eases into the upper register of Szymanowski’s bel canto leaning music.” – KATHY D. HEYNOVEMBER – Third Coast Review

“Another Polish singer, Iwona Sobotka, matched Godlewski’s intensity and provided a shimmering Queen Roxana. She persuasively championed the idea of love and brought seductive power to her Act II song inspired by the Shepherd.” – M.L. Rantala – Hyde Park Herald

Cast of King Roger. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Cast of King Roger. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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