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  • Paweł Konik

    Baritone

    Paweł Konik is one of the most promising Polish baritones of his generation. 

    Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season he is a member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where he performs during the current season his role debuts as Faninal in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, as Donner in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and as Jupiter in Rameau’s Platée, and well as Albert in the revival of Massenet’s Werther.

    Concert engagements include his debut recital at the Chopin and his Europe Festival with songs by Raoul Koczalski’s. 

    He will also come back to Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra for Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater

    Previous seasons where filled with productions at the Dutch National Opera, Baltic Opera, Wroclaw Opera, Opera Śląska in Bytom, Opera na Zamku in Szczecin, appearances at the Verbier Festival, and the Brighton Festival well as concerts with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, the New Music Orchestra and the Silesian Philharmonic. 

    His operatic repertoire includes such roles as Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, the title roles in Don Giovanni, and Le Nozze di Figaro, Albert in Massenet’s Werther, Andrey Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov,Harlekin in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Mercutio in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen, Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto

    Paweł was worked with conductors such as Bassem Akiki, Rune Bergmann, Charles Dutoit, Thomas Guggeis, Giuseppe Grazioli, Vlad Iginca, Michał Klauza, Alexander Liebreich, Cornelius Meister or Marc Piollet and with stage directors like Pierre Audi, Linda Brovsky, Andrzej Chyra, Paul-Georg DiPrich, Ted Huffman, Stephan Kimmig, Felix Rothenhäusler, Marek Weiss, Michał Znaniecki. 

    Paweł Konik graduated from The Yale University School of Music Opera Program where he worked with Doris Yarick-Cross and Richard Cross. During studies at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music he started working with the Baltic Opera in Gdansk, where he made his debut in January 2013 as Shvochniev in Shostakovitsh/Meyer The Gamblers, for which he received a Jan Kiepura’s Music Award in the category of Best Singer’s Debut. 

    He was as well a member of the Akademia Operowa at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw, where he studied with Izabela Kłosińska, Matthias Rexroth and Eytan Pessen. 

    Paweł Konik is a Winner of the Third Prize at the Gerda Lissner Competition 2016 in New York, Grant Winner at the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition 2016 and Giulio Gari Competition 2016. 

    He has received a special prize at Le Grand Prix de L’Opera in Bucharest. 

    Paweł was also awarded a prestigious Horatio Parker Memorial Prize by Yale University. 

    He received artistic scholarships from the Major of Cieszyn and Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting. 

    12/2021

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