Tenor. Mateusz Zajdel is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He later perfected his vocal skills under tutelage of prominent singers and teachers, during master courses in Poland and abroad.
While still a student, in 2007 he got involved with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, where he remained a soloist until 2017. There he appeared in W. A. Mozart’s Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, Zaide, and The Abduction from the Seraglio, G. Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, I. Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, L. Janáček’s Jenůfa, or G. Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville.
Since 2009 he remains a regular collaborator of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. He appeared in stagings of operas by G. Donizetti (Lucrezia Borgia, Lucia di Lamermoor and Roberto Devereux with E. Gruberova – concert edition), G. Verdi (La traviata, Don Carlo, Atilla – concert edition), G. Puccini (Turandot, Madama Butterfly), R. Wagner (The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, Tristan and Iseult), P. Tchaikovsky (Iolanta), or M. Musorgski (Boris Godunov). In 2014, he participated in the first performance of E. Knapik’s Moby Dick.
The artist regularly performs in Poland and abroad. He appeared at many festivals, e.g. the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, the Mozart Festival in Warsaw, the Adam Didur Festival in Sanok, or Viva il Canto in Cieszyn. His repertoire consists of tenor parts from the works of W. A. Mozart, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Moniuszko, broadly understood vocal literature, and many oratorios and cantatas (Mozart, Haydn, Rossini).
Zajdel has collaborated with many esteemed Polish and foreign conductors and directors, such as: Ł. Borowicz, G. Chmura, J. Kaspszyk, T. Kozłowski, I. Dohovič, J. M. Florénĉio, V. Gergiev, A. Yurkevych, S. Soltesz and M. Treliński, M. Weiss, B. Wysocka, M. Znaniecki, J. Lavelli, D. Pountney.
Since 2017 he’s been a soloist at the Polish Royal Opera.
Photo by T. Czernicki