2024

Maciej Kwaśnikowski

Maciej Kwaśnikowski is a Polish tenor born in 1992. He has participated in The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera (2019 –2021) and the Paris Opéra Academy at Opéra national de Paris (2017–2019), as well as the Warsaw Opera Academy at the Polish National Opera (2015–2017). For the 2023/2024 season, Kwaśnikowski joined the newly created Troupe of the Paris Opera, appearing as Pang in Robert Wilson’s production of Puccini’s Turandot under the baton of Marco Armiliato, as well as Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata and Third Jude in Strauss’ Salome. He also performed the role of Camille de Rosillon in Lehár’s The Merry Widow at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Poland. Kwaśnikowski has performed numerous tenor sections in oratorio works by Bach, Handel, and Mozart, and in Schubert’s Mass in E Flat Major with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival (2018), as well as with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich (2019), both under the baton of Riccardo Muti.

born in 1992

tenor

Polish

pianist: Joel Papinoja

Repertoire

Preliminary round

E. Lalo

Le Roi d’Ys: Vainement, ma bien-aimée (Mylio)

W. Żeleński

Zawód

R. Schumann

Mein schöner Stern!

J.S. Bach

Die Matthäus-Passion: Geduld, Geduld!

Semifinals

J. Sibelius

Diamanten på marssnön

H. Duparc

L’invitation au voyage

Chanson triste

Phidylé

Lamento

E. Nápravník

Dubrovsky (Дубровский): O, day mne zabvene, rodnaya (Vladimir Dubrovsky)

Final

G. Verdi

Falstaff: Dal labbro il canto (concert version) (Fenton)

H. Berlioz

Les Troyens: Ô Blonde Cérès (Iopas)

Competition performances

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