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Mariusz Kwiecień

Baritone

Biography

Mariusz Kwiecień in action.
Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger © ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper, 2015

Polish baritone Mariusz 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), Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa (Don Carlo) and the title role in Król Roger for the Company.

Kwiecień was born in Kraków and studied at the Warsaw Academy. He moved to New York aged 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.

Kwiecień's discography includes the acclaimed solo album, Slavic Heroes, including arias by Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. In his spare time he enjoys photography, nature and travelling.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team discuss <em>Król Roger</em>

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team discuss Król Roger

16 May 2015

Films from the live stream of Karol Szymanowski's sumptuous opera Król Roger, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.

International Opera Awards 2015 finalists announced

International Opera Awards 2015 finalists announced

27 March 2015

A host of Royal Opera-affiliated artists have been shortlisted.

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

Mariusz Kwiecień as King Roger and the Royal Opera Chorus in Król Roger, The Royal Opera

Georgia Jarman and Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Georgia Jarman and Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Mariusz Kwiecień in the title role and director Kasper Holten in rehearsal for Król Roger, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Philip II and Mariusz Kwiecień as Posa in Don Carlo, The Royal Opera

Mariusz Kwiecien in Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecień

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Philip II and Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo

Véronique Gens as Donna Elvira and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Véronique Gens as Donna Elvira and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwicien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Georgia Jarman and Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Georgia Jarman as Roxana, Mariusz Kwiecień in the title role and Saimir Pirgu as the Shepherd in rehearsal for Król Roger, The Royal Opera

Mariusz Kwiecień in the title role and Saimir Pirgu as the Shepherd in rehearsal for Król Roger, The Royal Opera

Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo and Anja Harteros as Elizabeth in Don Carlo

Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Georgia Jarman and Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger

Georgia Jarman and Mariusz Kwiecień and dancers in Król Roger

Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Countess Almaviva and Mariusz Kwiecien as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di figaro

Malin Byström as Donna Anna and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Commendatore and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello and Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni

Mariusz Kwiecień in Le nozze di Figaro

Alan Ewing, Mariusz Kwiecień, Saimir Pirgu, and Georgia Jarman in Król Roger

Georgia Jarman and Mariusz Kwiecień in Król Roger