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Mariusz Kwiecień

Baritone

Biography

Mariusz Kwiecień in action.
Mariusz Kwiecien in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecień sings Don Giovanni for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Kwiecień made his Royal Opera debut in 2005 as Marcello (La bohème) and has since sung Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa (Don Carlo) for the Company.

Kwiecień was born in Kraków and studied at the Warsaw Academy. He moved to New York at the age of 23 and joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Since 2003 he has sung in leading roles at European and American opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera and Paris Opéra. His repertory includes King Roger, Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Eugene Onegin. He considered one of the leading exponents of the role of Don Giovanni singing today.

In 2012 Kwiecień released his first solo album, Slavic Heroes, including arias by Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, to great acclaim. In his spare time he enjoys photography, nature and travelling.

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News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Don Giovanni

12 February 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Photos

Véronique Gens as Donna Elvira and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alexander Tsymbalyuk as the Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Mariusz Kwiecien in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Véronique Gens as Donna Elvira and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alex Esposito as Leporello and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Mariusz Kwicien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alex Esposito as Leporello and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Philip II and Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo and Anja Harteros as Elizabeth in Don Carlo © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Countess Almaviva and Mariusz Kwiecien as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di figaro © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Mariusz Kwiecień in Le nozze di Figaro © Clive Barda/ROH 2011

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