Tenor

Maciej Kwaśnikowski

Lies Askonas Fellow
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program

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Introduction

Maciej is a member the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Program, and will give his debut on stage as Benvolio in Romeo and Juliette and Older Brother in Dead Man Walking, both conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He will also give his stage debut at the Palais Garnier as Gastone in La Traviata.

Having already gained experience at the l’Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris for two years, he was also part of the  Young Singers Project of the Salzburger Festspiele and the Académie du Festival Aix-en-Provence.

He has already worked with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Leopold Hager, Adrian Kelly and Enrique Mazzola, and had Masterclasses with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alberto Zedda, Philippe Jordan, Neil Shicoff, Brenda Hurley and Malcolm Martineau amongst others.

For a full biography please download the publicity pack.


Press

 
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    13 Mar 19 STRAUSS Die Fledermaus
    Opéra national de Paris

    “Maciej Kwasnikowski, qui a notamment étudié auprès de Neil Shicoff, est un artiste plein de promesses : son timbre de ténor lyrique, projeté péremptoirement, séduit immédiatement par son rayonnement. De plus, il fait montre d’un abattage scénique impressionnant.”

    [Translated] “Maciej Kwasnikowski , who studied with Neil Shicoff, is an artist full of promise: his lyrical tenor timbre, projected peremptorily, seduced immediately by its influence. In addition, he shows an impressive showdown.”
    Clement Mariage, Toute la Culture, 18 March 2019

    “Maciej Kwaśnikowski incarne avec humour et aisance un ténor plus vrai que nature : ni son amante Rosalinde, ni le public ne résistent à ses aigus et son chant ensoleillé.”

    [Translated] ” Maciej Kwaśnikowski embodies with humor and ease a tenor truer than life: neither her lover Rosalinde nor the public can resist his high notes and his sunny song.”
    Stephane Lelievre, Olyrix, 14 March 2019

    “Maciej Kwaśnikowski (Alfred) sculpte dans la beauté d’un timbre majestueux…”

    [Translated] “Maciej Kwaśnikowski (Alfred) sculpts in the beauty of a majestic stamp…”
    Thibault Vicq, Opera Online, 13 March 2019

    “Maciej Kwaśnikowski ténorise avec panache et fait preuve d’une outrecuidance idéale dans le rôle d’Alfred.”

    [Translated] “Maciej Kwaśnikowski tenorises with panache and shows an ideal presumption in the role of Alfred.”
    Tristan Labouret, Bachtrack, 15 March 2019

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    12 Aug 18 SCHUBERT Mass in E flat major
    Salzburg Festival

    “Michael Spyres und Maciej Kwaśnikowski besangen das Wunder mit wundervoll klarer lichter Stimmgebung…”

    [Translated] “Michael Spyres and Maciej Kwaśnikowski sang the miracle with wonderfully clear light vocalism…”
    Michael Vieth, Bachtrack, 13 August 2018

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    10 Feb 17 BOESMANS La Ronde
    Opéra national de Paris

    “…le couple le meilleur étant formé par le Jeune Homme de Maciej Kwaniskowski, ténor assumant ses aigus perchés, et la Femme de chambre de Jeanne Ireland, mezzo au timbre chaud, tous deux d’une grande maturité vocale.”

    [Translated] “…the best couple being formed by the Young Man of Maciej Kwaniskowski, a tenor assuming his high notes, and the maid of Jeanne Ireland, mezzo with the stamp hot, both of great vocal maturity.”
    Didier van Moere, Concerto Net, 11 February 2017

    “Autres voix remarquables de la soirée, celles du duo Jeune Femme/Jeune Homme incarné par Marianne Croux et Maciej Kwaśnikowski…louons avant tout le timbre brillant et dégagé de sa voix, mise particulièrement à l’épreuve dans les nombreux aigus de cette partie.”

    [Translated] “Other remarkable voices of the evening, those of the duo Young Woman / Young Man played by Marianne Croux and Maciej Kwaśnikowski…let us praise above all the bright and clear timbre of his voice, put particularly to the test in the highs of this part.”
    Alexandre Jamar, Forum Opera, 02 November 2017

    “Le jeune monsieur (Maciej Kwaśnikowski), voix assurée au timbre clair mais à la projection sonore, assurément placée, disposée sur un souffle prodigue et continu.”

    [Translated] “The young gentleman ( Maciej Kwaśnikowski), assured voice with clear timbre but the sound projection, certainly placed, arranged on a prodigal and continuous breath.”
    Charles Arden, Olyrix, 02 November 2017