Polish baritone Artur Rucinski made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Giorgio Germont (La traviata) and has since sung Eugene Onegin and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor). In the 2019/20 Season he reprises the role of Enrico.
Rucinski 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. In more recent Seasons he has sung leading roles for companies including Paris Opéra (both at the Bastille and the Garnier), Metropolitan Opera, New York, Teatro Real, Madrid, Zürich Opera, Rome Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, and at the Arena di Verona opera festival. Along with his aforementioned roles his repertory includes Don Giovanni, Nottingham (Roberto Devereux), Francesco (I masnadieri), Miller (Luisa Miller), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Marcello (La bohème), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Gianni Schicchi, Robert (Iolanta) and the title role of Król Roger.
Rucinski’s concert engagements include Carmina Burana for Arena di Verona, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher at the Vienna Musikverein, the 2019 Richard Tucker Gala at Carnegie Hall, a Rosenblatt recital in London and Britten’s War Requiem under Neville Marriner in Poland. His concert repertory ranges from Bach’s St Matthew Passion to Penderecki’s Lukas Passion.
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