PAWEŁ MICHALCZUK

Bass. Graduate of the Vocal and Acting Faculty of Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk in the class of Prof. Leszek Skrla. Paweł recently graduated with honors from the Master’s degree course in the class of Dr. hab. Robert Gierlach at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

He began his musical journey in the Polish National Youth Choir, with which he sang in Poland and abroad during many international festivals, such as Wratislavia Cantans. Their repertoire included K. Szymanowski’s Stabat MaterSymphony No. 3 – Song of the Night, F. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major ”Lobgesang” op. 52, or G. Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”. He also performed at the Portuguese Summer Choral Festival in Lisbon and the concert The Dream of Gerontius conducted by Paul McCreesh.

On the stage of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, he sang the solo parts in such works as H. H. Jabłoński’s Nec temere, nec timide, S. Moniuszko’s Litanie Ostrobramskie, and W. A. Mozart’s Requiem. Equally noteworthy is Michalczuk’s performance in the production of R. Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser during the 20th Kraków Opera Summer Festival.

The artist’s cooperation with the Baltic Opera began already when he was an undergraduate student. That is where he gained stage experience, singing in G. Verdi’s Otello and Nabucco, as well as in S. Moniuszko’s Straszny dwór (“The Haunted Manor”). During this period, Michalczuk performed the solo parts in such opera productions as Ściąga z opery (“Opera Cheat Sheet”, as Méphistophélès from Ch. Gounod’s Faust), Opera Tu! Tu! (Skołuba from S. Moniuszko’s Straszny dwór), S. Moniuszko’s Verbum Nobile (as Serwacy), and the world premiere of K. Knittel’s Sąd Ostateczny (“The Final Judgment”, as Tsar Peter the Great). On the stage of the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic, he played the part of Krušina in B. Smetana’s The Bartered Bride.

In July 2018 he gave a recital of Chopin’s songs in Paris, at the Chopin au Jardin festival.

For 3 years, he’s been an active member of the Chorakademie Lübeck, an international ensemble of promising soloists, with which he gives concerts in Europe and all over the world. The repertoire of the ensemble includes Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor (performed at Rheingau Musik Festival in 2017), the world premiere of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion (at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, New Vision Art Festival in Hong Kong, and during a tournée in continental China), concerts and recording of R. Wagner’s Götterdämmerung in Hong Kong, and the performance of Z. Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus in Alte Oper Frankfurt.

In April 2019, he made his debut on the stage of the Polish Royal Opera as Dameta in A. Scarlatti’s Scene Buffe, which marked the beginning of his collaboration with the Institution during which he performed lead roles as Leporello in W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Garibaldo in G.F. Haendel’s Rodelinda or Uberto in La serva padrona by G.B. Pergolesi.