Pietrowiak, Ewelina

Theatre and opera director, stage designer. She graduated from the Directing Department of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, the Department of Architecture of the Poznań University of Technology, and postgraduate studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw.

She made her debut with Jean Genet's The Maids at Warsaw's Ateneum Theatre, where she also staged Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata, Magdalena Fertacz's Trash Story, and Sébastien Thiéry's Cochons d'Inde. She has also directed plays at the Syrena and Dramatyczny theatres in Warsaw.

She made her operatic debut in the 2007/08 season with Tadeusz Baird's Tomorrow at the Wrocław Opera. Her other stagings include Moniuszko's Halka, Hanna Kulenty's The Mother of Black­Winged Dreams, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, Bizet's Carmen, as well as world premieres of Zygmunt Krauze's The Trap and Aleksander Nowak's Space Opera.

In 2011-13 she was artistic director of the Ludwik Solski Theatre in Tarnów.

She has won numerous awards for her stage design and directing, including the scenography award at the International Puppet Theatre Meetings in Toruń, Zbigniew Krawczykowski Award for promising debut, directing award at the Talia National Comedy Festival, audience award at the Katowice Comedy Carnival, and Jan Kiepura Prize for best director of the 2011/12 season. In 2010, she was nominated for the Polityka Passport award in classical music.