Ingrida Gápová


Born in Slovakia, she began her musical education, piano and singing, at the age of six. She graduated from the Vocal and Acting class at the Academy of Music F. Nowowiejskiego in Bydgoszcz (Poland) where she was a member of the academic staff between 2009-2014 and earned a PhD degree.

Her opera performances include W.A.Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Susanna (Opera Baltic, Warsaw Chamber Opera), Die Zauberflöte – Pamina (Opera Baltic), Don Giovanni (Slovak National Theatre, Warsaw Chamber Opera), Le nozze di Figaro – Barbarina (Opera Baltic, National Theatre Warsaw); L.Vinci: Semiramide riconosciuta – Semiramide (Baroque Opera Festival 2016 in Warsaw), B. Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Mařenka (Moravian-Slezian Ostrava), E. Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel – Gretel (Opera Nowa Bydgoszcz), M. Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov – Xenia (National Theatre Warsaw), G. Bizet: Carmen – Micaëla (Opera Baltic), H. Purcell: Dido and Aeneas – Belinda (Opera Nova Bydgoszcz), A. Nowak: The Sudden Rain – SHE (National Theatre Warsaw – world premiere).

            Ingrida sings with the best orchestras in Poland, maintaining a special relationship with Warsaw National Orchestra and Choir. With them she has sung under the direction of such conductors as Ton Koopman or Jacek Kaspszyk. Maestro Kaspszyk chooses her to perform the G. Mahler’s 4th symphony with the Warsaw National Orchestra at the Festspielhaus Bregenz (Austria), Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Kölner Philharmonie (Germany).

            In 2015 she won the “Selma D. and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prize” at the 2015 London Handel Singing Competition resulting an invitation to perform in Finland with Helsinki Baroque Ensemble Orchestra (HEBO).

            She recorded with Goldberg Baroque Ensemble the world premieres “Christmas Cantatas of 18th century Gdansk” (2010), “Lent Cantatas of 18th century Gdansk” (2011), Johann Balthasar Christian Freisslich’s “Passio Christi” (2012) and “The Gdańsk Baroque Cantatas” (2015) released by Sarton records. This last two works were nominated in Poland for the “Fryderyk Music awards 2013 and 2016”.

            Also interested in the contemporary repertoire Ingrida performed the world premiere of Spoon River by the composer A. Nowak and the multimedia artist A. Dudek, a work commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn Festival to open his 56th edition in 2013. She collaborates with the Spanish Ensemble Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo (TAC), performing at the most prestigious festivals in Spain such as “Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca”, “Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada” and “Quincena Musical de San Sebastian”.

            Some of her next projects include her debut at the Auditorio Nacional de España in Madrid singing the Stabat Mater by A. Dvořák, a new production of W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberföte as Pamina for Warsaw Chamber Opera, a new recording project with Goldberg Baroque Ensemble and the Mozart Festival 2019 in Warsaw.