Dawn Wolski, Voice

Soprano Dawn Marie Wolski enthusiastically joined the Spokane music community in 2007, when she relocated from NYC with Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski.  She has performed over two dozen opera roles and several hundred concerts internationally, and is passionate about bringing her experience and hard work ethic to emerging artists.  She holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and has served on the voice faculty of New York University, Whitworth University, and Eastern Washington University.

Dawn is best known for her high coloratura roles like Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) and quirky comedic characters like Cunegonde (Candide), hailed as “exquisite” by Opera News. Career tidbits that are less known to her classical audiences include international awards for her rendition of the beloved anthem “Wo ai ni Zhongguo” on Chinese National Television, watched by tens of millions of viewers, as well as winner of the Zara Dolukhanova International Artsong Competition in Russia.  Ms. Wolski also served two enlistments in U.S. Army where she was featured with the London Symphony, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony, as well as shared the stage with such names as Julie Andrews, Wayne Brady, Wynonna Judd, Michael Peterson, Aaron Tippin, Pam Tillis, Chris Isaak, and several U.S. presidents.

From 2017 to 2022, Ms. Wolski led Inland Northwest Opera (INO) as both General and Artistic Director, making headlines for her successful lobbying for the arts on the state level with ArtsWa and Governor Inslee, navigating the pandemic with fierce determination, and turning the company around to triple its budget and increase individual giving by nearly 600%. In 2022, she was honored by YWCA as the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award in Arts & Culture.


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