My European Faces: Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, Lady Rattle, is Czeck & European


Magdalena Kožená, grown up in communist Czechoslavakia, is now a pan-european singer

While mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená received a rigorous opera voice training in the communist Czechoslovakia of her youth, it is her pure, mellifluous voice that fascinates opera lovers all over the world. And while she is half of a power couple with British conductor Sir Simon Rattle, her superb voice, wide range of musical repertoire, and nuanced interpretations make her a musical force in her own right. She he’s Czeck, British & European.

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