Tomasz Kumiega Baritone
Season 22/23 Artist

Biography

Tomasz Kumięga was born in 1991 and studied at the Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw. He was a member of the Wielki Theatre Opera Academy from 2012 to 2014. He has performed numerous roles at the Polish National Opera including Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Marullo (Rigoletto) and the Nobleman from Brabant (Lohengrin). 

As part of the Aix Festival’s 2012 European Academy of Music – where he won the HSBC Prize – he played Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Masetto (Don Giovanni). He perfected his skills with Eytan Pessen. He sang Guglielmo at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville and the title role in Don Giovanni at the Warsaw Chamber Opera. 

In October 2014, he joined the Paris Opera’s Atelier Lyrique (Academy). In 2015, he made his Aix Festival debut in Be With Me Now and also made his Paris Opera debut performing the role of Yamadori in Madame Butterfly

He performs regularly in concert singing at numerous European venues under the direction of conductors like Philippe Jordan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jérémie Rohrer, Daniele Rustioni and Jean-François Verdier. During his residency at the Academy, he performed the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (2016) and Alcée / Eurilas in Les Fêtes d’Hébé (2017) at the Bastille Amphitheatre.

He appeared in Iphigénie en Tauride at the Palais Garnier (a Minister and a Scythian), and Wozzeck (Second Apprentice), Don Carlos (a Flemish Deputy), Gianni Schicchi (Amantio di Nicolao), Tristan et Isolde (Steersman), Rusalka (Gamekeeper) and Madame Butterfly (Yamadori) at the Opéra Bastille. He has also played the Police Commissioner (Il Signor Bruschino) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, le Dancaïre (Carmen) in Warsaw, and Bello (La Fanciulla del West) at the Zurich Opera.

More recently, he sang the Prime Minister (Les Mille Endormis) in Aix-en-Provence, Luxemburg and Lisbon, Il Conte di Monterone (Rigoletto) in Montpellier, Strechnev (La Khovantchina) and Morales (Carmen) at the Paris Opera, Cesare Angelotti (Tosca) at the Opéra national de Lorraine and Arthus (Lancelot by Joncière) at the Opéra de Saint-Étienne.

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023
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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 17 January to 04 February 2023
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Biography

1991
Born in Brzesko (Poland)

2010
He completed his studies at the Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw

2011
He participated in the Opera Academy of the Wielki Theatre at the Warsaw National Opera

2014
He joined the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera

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