Maciej Kwaśnikowski Tenor

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Polish tenor Maciej Kwaśnikowski began his vocal studies with Robert Nakoneczny in 2014. In 2015, he entered the Academy of the National Opera in Warsaw, where he worked with Izabela Kłosińska, Eytan Pessen and Matthias Rexroth. In 2017, he graduated in physics engineering from Poznań University of Technology, sang the role of Florville in Il Signor Bruschino with the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, entered the Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris, was part of the Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project and the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. At the Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris, he plays Alfred in La Chauve-souris and Jeune Homme in La Ronde.

He received the Cercle Carpeaux Lyric Prize 2018 and the AROP Lyric Prize 2019. He has performed the solo part in oratorios by Bach, Handel, Mozart, and notably Schubert's Mass in E-flat major with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival (2018) and with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich (2019). In 2019, he joins the Lindemann Program at New York's Metropolitan Opera, where his debuts and engagements are cancelled following Covid-19 until the end of the 2021 season. In 2022, he makes his debut as Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at the Opéra de Dijon and returns to the Salzburg Festival to perform Schubert's Mass in E-flat major with Camerata Salzburg under Franz Welser-Most.

Next season, he will be Tamino (The Magic Flute) in Warsaw and Tours, as well as Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet) in Dresden. Maciej Kwaśnikowski has been studying with tenor Neil Shicoff since 2016. He is a member of the Troupe lyrique de l'Opéra national de Paris for the 2023-2024 season.

At the Opéra national de Paris: Rigoletto (Matteo Borsa), 2021; Parsifal (a squire), 2022; Salomé (the Third Jew), 2022; Tristan and Isolde (a shepherd, a sailor), 2023; Hamlet (Second Gravedigger), 2023; Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt), 2023; Turandot (Pang), 2023; La Traviata (Gastone), 2024; Don Quixote (Rodriguez), 2024

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