Polish baritone Andrzej Filończyk makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as Silvio (Pagliacci) and Schaunard in La bohème.
Filończyk studied at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw with Bogdan Makal. He was a member of the Young Talents Development Programme at Polish National Opera. He made his debut at Teatr Wielki, Poznan, in 2015 as Tonio (Pagliacci) and has since returned there to sing Andrey Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov) and Eugene Onegin. Engagements elsewhere include Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) and Marullo (Rigoletto) for Polish National Opera, Silvio for Teatro Regio, Turin, Schaunard (La bohème) for Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, and Mathias Wissmann/Host (The Fiery Angel) for Zürich Opera House as a member of the International Opera Studio. He participated in the 2016 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, singing Servant (Thaïs).
Filończyk’s awards first prize at the Ninth International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition and Grand Prix and first prize at the International Bohuslav Martinu Competition, Prague. His concert appearances include Fauré’s Requiem for Polish National Opera as part of the Szalone Dni Muzyki Festival.