Arias Alfresco with international soprano Justyna Ilnicka.

Ballybane Library

An outdoor coffee concert featuring international soprano, Justyna Ilnicka singing a selection of popular arias and film theme pièces.


Justyna Ilnicka is a polish soprano. “With her light, silver timbre voice she is able to sing not only in a high-coloratura repertoire but can
also be a very good fit in a lyrical pieces.”
She began her musical education playing the flute at Bukowski State Secondary Music School in Wrocław, Poland. She studied singing at the University of Music in Wrocław. She also took lessons from the famous Teresa Żylis- Gara. She continued her vocal education at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, studying alongside Prof. Ingrid Kremling and Hariklia Apostolu (coaching), specializing in Opera an Music Theater; also working with Prof. Wolfgang Holzmair for Lied and Oratorio.
She is a laureate of the Antano Kucingis International Competition (Grand Prix) in Wilno, Lithuania and a prize holder of the National Karol Kurpinski Competition in Włoszakowice, Poland. Ilnicka received a scholarschip from the president of Wrocław city for special- talented young people.

She made her professional opera debut in 2008 as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro in Cracow. She also took part in the following opera productions: Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), La Boheme (Musetta), Ariodante, Haendel (Dalinda), Orpheus und Euridice, Gluck (Amor), Alcina, Haendel (Oberto), Csardasfürstin, Kalman (Countess Stasi), Tolomeo ed Alessandro, Scarlatti (Seleuce) and Feuerbrand, Haydn (Columbine). She participated in a wide variety of music festivals, such as: Salzburger Festspiele, BBC Proms, Gut Immling, Wratislavia Cantans, Gaude Mater, International Festival of Modern Music in Jelenia Góra. Justyna often is involved in songs-recitals, symphonic and oratorio works in the whole Europa. She frequently performed with the famous polish barock orchestera Capella Cracoviensis under the baton of J. T. Adamus.
She has performed together with many well-known conductors including Paul McCreesh, Andreas Spering, Andrew Parrot, Jan Tomasz Adamus, Andrzej Kosendiak, Jacek Kasprzyk, Ernst Kovacic, Cornelia von Kerssenbrock, Stefan Mohr, Gernot Sahler, Giovani Veneri, Pavel Brohin, Gordon Safari, Jerzy Salwarowski, Krzesimir Dębski, Marek Mos.
She improved her artistic skills by taking part in numerous masterclasses with Teresa Zylis-Gara, Elisabeth Wilke, Helen Donath, Carol Richardson, Andrzej Dobber, Stefania Toczyska, Helena Łazarska, often gaining recognition diplomas.
The opera singer now lives in Salzburg where she cooperates as a soloist with Salzburgs Concerts Society and string quartet Amadeus Consort Salzburg (Direction: Konstantin Hiller) and with Mozartchoir (Conductor: Stefan Mohr) where she is responsible for a vocal class.


Program for the Concert 23.09.2022
G. Puccini Lauretta’s Aria O mio babbino Caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi
Enio Morricone Song Nella Fantasia from the film Mission
Ramin Djawadi Jenny’s Song from the film Game of Thrones
George Gershwin Summertime from the opera Porgy and Bess
Giacomo Puccini Musetta’s Aria Quando men vo from the opera La Boheme
Giacomo Puccini Liu’s Aria Signiore, ascolta from the opera Turandot
Georg F. Haendel Xerxes aria Ombra mai fu from the opera Xerxes
Jan s. Bach/ Gounod Ave Maria


This event is taking place in person at 11.30am on the 23rd of September. The video will be able to stream later in the day

Genres: Music
Age Suitability: All ages
Features: Family friendly
Address: Ballybane Library, Castlepark Road, Galway, Ireland
Locations: Galway City
Event Start Time (pm)
4 pm
Event End Time (pm)
4 pm
No Booking Required