Matthieu Walendzik Bass


A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris, Franco-Polish baritone Matthieu Walendzik performs a repertoire ranging from medieval music to contemporary works. Winner of the 10th Jardin des Voix, he sings the role of Ormonte (Partenope) under the direction of William Christie and Paul Agnew. He is also artist-in-residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Belgium), where he is training with José van Dam and Sophie Koch.

In September 2022, he won second prize at the 11th Concours International de Chant Baroque de Froville, and the Eurydice prize at the Maîtres du Chant competition in October 2023. Matthieu Walendzik performs on stages such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofìa in Valencia, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Opéra royal de Versailles, and sings the roles of Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Dancaïre (Carmen), Marcello (La Bohème), Falke (The Bat), Russel (Lady in the Dark). In concert, he is soloist in Haydn's Creation, Bach's St John Passion and St Matthew Passion, Handel's Messiah, Machaut's Messe de Notre-Dame, under conductors such as Stephan MacLeod, Sigiswald Kuijken, William Christie, David Stern and Louis Langrée.

Attached to his Polish roots, Matthieu Walendzik sings regularly at concerts of music by Polish composers organized at the Polish Embassy in France and at charity events, for which he received the Young Personality of the Year award in 2019. In the 2023-2024 season, he makes his debut at the Teatro Real de Mardid in the roles of L'Argien and La Vengeance (Médée) under the direction of William Christie. He is also Le Dancaïre at the Edinburgh Festival and Cadet (La Fille de Madame Angot) at the Opéra Comique.

Debut at the Opéra national de Paris

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 10 April to 11 May 2024

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