The Swiss soprano Tatjana Gazdik read medicine and law before studying voice with
Verena Schweizer at the Music Academy of Basle where she passed her concert diploma
with distinction in 1999. Tatjana expanded her technical accomplishment through lessons
with Carol Smith, Gregory Lamarr and Nicolas Giusti and participation in masterclasses
with Ernst Haefliger, Hedwig Fassbender and Judith Beckmann at the International
Bach Academy in Stuttgart. In 1994 and 1996 she was awarded the Migros scholarship
prize (Switzerland) and in 2003 she was a prize-winner in the 'Concorso Mattia Battistini'
in Italy. She also has a dance education in classical ballet, jazz-dance and step.
engagements have led Tatjana to the opera houses of Basle, Biel and St. Gallen, to
the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice and to Rome where she sang such roles as Papagena,
Musetta, Frasquita, Post Christl, Fiametta, Adele, Gilda and Norina. At the EXPO
in 2002 she appeared in the part of Umbrella Pipistrella in the opera Black Tell.
In 2005 she made her role-debut as Queen of the Night in Portugal (Colyseum di Oporto)
and in the season of 2006-07 Tatjana guested at the Komische Oper Berlin in the roles
of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Jenny in the new production of The Rise and Fall
of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill and to great critical and public acclaim,
Lisa in Peter Konwitschny`s new production of ‘Das Land des Laechelns’ by Franz Lehár
(live broadcasting by ARTE). Tatjana reprised the role of Lisa at the Basle Theatre
and at the Staatstheater Nuremberg in 2007-08.
At the Komische Oper Berlin she made
her role-debuts as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in 2007-08 and in 2008-09 as Antonia
in The Tales of Hoffmann.
In 2009-10 she made her role-debut as Laura in Hindemith’s opera ‘Neues vom Tage’
at the Opéra de Dijon as well as her role-debut as Rosalinde in a concert performance
of Strauss’ operetta Die Fledermaus with the prestigious Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
In the 2012-13 Season, Tatjana made her role-debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at
the Biel-Solothurn Theatre in Switzerland, where she has appeared as Rosalinde/Die
Fledermaus in 2013-14. In the same season, Tatjana Gazdik has made her role-debut
as Mařenka in the première of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride at Dresden Staatsoperette,
where she will repeat this role in 2014-15
Tatjana Gadzik is very active on the concert
platform and in lieder recitals as well. Her repertoire includes works such as Handel’s
Jeptha, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, Coronation Mass, Requiem, and various Bach
cantatas, Haydn’s Creation and Missa in tempore belli, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Paul,
Brahms’ German Requiem, Gounod’s Mass for St. Cecilia, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rossini’s
Petite Messe Solennelle, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Honegger’s Le Roi David, Poulenc’s
Gloria; Rachmaninov`s Die Glocken and Mahler´s 4th Symphony. Projects in 2012 and
2013 include Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and Frigyes Hidas’ Requiem at the Zurich Tonhalle,
Lied recitals with R. Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder and concert performances with scenes
from Der Rosenkavalier (Marschallin) on a tour throughout Switzerland.
has taken part in various radio, tv- and CD productions.
She worked with conductors
such as Kirill Petrenko, Ralf Weikert, Markus Poschner, Marcus Bosch, Thomas Roesner,
Yin Wang, Juerg Henneberger, Howard Griffith, Xavier Roth, Andres Orozco Estrada,
Daniele Callegari, Constantin Trinks, Walter Weller and with stage directors such
as Andreas Homoki, Peter Konwitschny, Robert Herzl and Herbert Wernicke.