A student of the late Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and a former member of Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, Aga Mikolaj’s career was launched on Mozart’s leading ladies: Pamina, Countess, Fiordiligi and Donna Elvira. Equally at ease in the key lyric soprano roles, and Richard Strauss in particular, Mikolaj is frequently praised for her silvery vocal quality and seamless legato line.
The 2012/13 season includes a return to Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, for Guy Cassiers’ production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, under Daniel Barenboim. In addition to further performances as Freia in Andreas Kreigenburg’s production at the Münchner Opernfestspiele and Micaela (Carmen) at the Bayerische Staatsoper under Asher Fisch, Aga Mikolaj will debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under John Nelson, sing Dvořák’s Requiem with the Orchestre de Paris under James Conlon, and Dvořák’s Te Deum under Jörg-Peter Weigle at Berlin’s Philharmonie.
"A stunning soprano soloist." (Nigel Simeone, International Record Review, March 2013)
"Aga Mikolaj (Elvira), fearlessly balancing atop fashionista killer heels, sang with color and confidence". (Bloomberg News, May 2012)
"The Polish soprano Aga Mikolaj, sweetly radiant, came to the fore as Goethe's Penitent in the Faust setting." (The Times, May 2010)
"And the passionate Donna Elvira of Aga Mikolaj, the young Polish soprano who people have not stopped talking about." (Opera, February 2008)