Madama Butterfly

Polish-born Wioletta Chodowicz, making her Israel Opera debut, was outstanding in the role of Madame Butterfly, her voice powerful yet tender, and as such able to transmit the extreme emotions of the character she played: first restrained passion, then longing, and finally – tragically – bitter despair.

Herb Keinon


Wioletta Chodowicz’s Marie is resonant troughout her range…

Rian Evans, The Guardian

…with Wioletta Chodowicz’ magnificently full-blooded Marie. Providing one of the most satisfying vocal experiences of the night, she also managed to marry the very different aspects of her role – tender mother and misguided slut – convincingly, no small achievement in the space of so comparatively short a work.

Alexandra Coghlan


Wioletta Chodowicz’s Rusalka was vibrantly and tirelessly sung, with an expressive voice of power and clarity soaring high yet dipping deep into mezzo territory.

Johnny Johnson