The Polish-born mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Kuncio first studied singing in Poznan, then moved to Vienna to study with Walter Berry. She also attended master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Gundula Janowitz, Theo Adam and Ernst Haefliger, among others. In 1997 she won 1st prize at the Schubert Singing Competition in Osaka (Japan). During her studies she took part in several productions of the Vienna Chamber Opera and the Vienna Volksoper. From 1998 to 2004 Katarzyna Kuncio was engaged at the Bremerhaven City Theatre and has been an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since the 2004/05 season. Her repertoire includes Mozart's Dorabella ("Così fan tutte"), Cherubino ("Le nozze di Figaro"), 3. Dame ("The Magic Flute"), Offenbach's Nicklausse ("Les Contes d'Hoffmann") and Orest ("La belle Helene"), Anna (Berlioz "Les Troyens"), Olga (Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin"), Hänsel (Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel"), the Richard Strauss roles Octavian ("Der Rosenkavalier") and Composer ("Ariadne auf Naxos"), as well as the Wagner roles Waltraute ("Die Walküre" and "Götterdämmerung"), Mary ("Der fliegende Holländer") and Fricka ("Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre"). In 2013/14 she made her debut with great success as Charlotte ("Massenet Werther"). At Deutsche Oper am Rhein, her most recent roles have included Fricka, Marcellina (Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"), Juno (Offenbach's "Orpheus in der Unterwelt"), Lovis (Arnecke's "Ronja Räubertochter") and the part of Dangeville in Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur". In the 2022/23 season Katarzyna Kuncio takes on the role of Brigitta in Korngold's "Die tote Stadt", in Bellini's "La sonnambula" she can be heard as Teresa, in Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" as Marcellina and again as the 3rd Lady, Dangeville and Mary.