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Krzysztof Bączyk
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Krzysztof Bączyk was born in Poland. He became a member of the Poznan Boys’ Choir and then studied music at the Academy of Music where he was named best student of the year in 2010. He also followed the masterclasses of Neil Shicoff, Anita Garanča, Andrzej Dobber, Ann Murray and David Pountney. In December 2010, he entered the Academy of the Poznan Grand Theatre where he was able to expand his repertoire by appearing in works such as Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Hamlet, Aida, Eugene Onegin, Le nozze di Figaro, Parsifal, Don Giovanni, and Der Freischütz. In 2012 and 2013, he took part in the Aix Festival Academy where he received the Prix des Amis du Festival. In 2016, he made his Warsaw Opera debut in the role of Publio (La clemenza di Tito) and performed at the Salzburg Festival in Acis et Galatée (Poliphemo) under the direction of Marc Minkowski. He has appeared in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Alcina, Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni (Masetto), and La Bohème (Colline) at the Zurich Opera, and sung Colline in Cagliari. His other roles include the Commendatore and Masetto (Don Giovanni), first in Stockholm, then at the Aix Festival and finally in concert with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra of Hanover. He then played Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Zuniga (Carmen) in Warsaw, Melisso at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Faust and the Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel) both at the Aix Festival and in Warsaw. He has also performed Mozart’s Requiem at the Lorraine Opera and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Toulouse-based Orchestre national du Capitole. More recently he made debut appearances at the Paris Opera (as the Monk in Don Carlos, Angelotti in Tosca, king René in Iolanta, and Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the ABAO in Bilbao (Colline in La Bohème), the Verona Arena (the King in Aida, Zuniga, Angelotti), Chicago’s Lyric Opera (Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and the Teatro Real de Madrid (Masetto in Don Giovanni).

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