Polish baritone Artur Ruciński made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Giorgio Germont (La traviata) and has since sung Eugene Onegin and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor).
Ruciński studied at the Warsaw Academy of Music and made his professional debut in 2002 as Eugene Onegin for Teatr Wielki, Warsaw. In 2010 he sang the same role for Berlin State Opera under Daniel Barenboim, and his engagements since have included Tadeusz (The Passenger) for the Bregenz Festival, the title role of Król Roger for the Liceu, Barcelona, Enrico Ashton in Hamburg, Zürich and for Paris Opéra, Dr Malatesta (Don Pasquale) in Valencia, Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Giorgio Germont and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) for Arena di Verona, Francesco (I masnadieri) in Naples and for La Fenice, Venice, Marcello (La bohème) in Los Angeles and for Liceu, Ford (Falstaff) for Paris Opéra and in Frankfurt, Eugene Onegin in Bologna and for Bavarian State Opera, Count di Luna for the Salzburg Festival and La Fenice, Don Giovanni for Paris Opéra, Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) for La Scala, Milan, and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Ruciński’s concert engagements include Carmina Burana for Arena di Verona, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher at the Wiener Muzikverein, a Rosenblatt recital in London and Britten’s War Requiem under Neville Marriner in Poland.
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