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Ewa Płonka (born 1982; pronounced Avah Puonka) is a Polish operatic mezzo-soprano.
Born in 1982 in Zgorzelec, Płonka graduated with honors from music schools in Poland including the Academy of Music in Poznan. She studied piano performance in Norway, and at Oklahoma City University and in Utah, USA, where she received her doctoral degree in piano performance. Płonka studied voice simultaneously in Poland and the USA. She graduated from The Juilliard School with an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies in 2016.
Recent operatic roles have included Adelia in The Armida Project at the New Opera New York City, and the witch in Hänsel und Gretel at the New York Lyric Opera. She has also appeared with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. She made her first appearance at the Carnegie Hall in 2013. As of 2015–16, she is appearing in The Flying Dutchman with Oper Frankfurt.
She has won several awards, including first prize at the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the Deborah Voigt special prize at the International Marcello Giordani Singing Competition in 2014, and third place in the Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition in 2014.