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Biography

Tadeusz Szlenkier, Polish spinto tenor, graduated from philosophy at the University of Warsaw, and vocal studies at Yale University. In 2005 he won the First Prize at the International Vocal Competition Klassik-Mania in Vienna.

His stage debut took place in the year 2005 at the Krakow Opera, where he performed Alfred in Die Fledermaus. In the following years he has sung such significant parts as Gustavo in Un ballo in maschera, Leicester in Maria Stuarda, Jontek in Halka or Don José in Carmen on various operatic stages in Poland. In 2008 Tadeusz Szlenkier performed the Shepherd in King Roger during the Bard Summer Festival in Annandale-On-Hudson NY, where he also sang the tenor solo in the first American stage presentation of K. Szymanowski’s ballet Harnasie.

In the years 2010-2017 he was a soloist of the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz in Poland, where he has sung such parts as: the Prince of Mantua in Rigoletto, Alfredo in La traviata, Rodolfo in La bohème, the Prince in Rusalka or Enzo in La Gioconda. Other points in his career worth mentioning are representing his country by taking part in concerts organized during EXPO World Exhibition in Shanghai in 2010 and, two years later, performing the title role in Idomeneo at the Teatro Municipal in Lima in Peru.

In 2015 Tadeusz Szlenkier made his debut on the stage of the Polish National Opera singing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He came back to this stage on numerous occasions as Stefan in The Haunted Manor, Prince of Mantua and the title role in a premiere production of L. Różycki’s opera Eros i Psyche. In 2017 he debuted at the Nederlandse Reisopera as Rodolfo.

In 2018 Mr. Szlenkier joined the ensemble of the Staatstheater Nürnberg where he performed Kuragin in War and Peace, Pinkerton, as well as the tenor part in B. Britten’s War Requiem.

Artist’s engagements in the 2019/2020 season include the parts of Le Chevalier des Grieux in Manon, Ismaele in Nabucco, Sinodal in The Demon and title part in Don Carlo at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, as well as Pinkerton at the Polish National Opera, and Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz.

Tadeusz Szlenkier cooperated with such conductors as: Joana Mallwitz, Patrick Fournillier, Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Edward Cumming, Leon Botstein, Giuseppe Grazioli, Jeremy Silver, Antoni Wit, Uwe Theimer, Eraldo Salmieri, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Maciej Figas, Ruben Silva, Wojciech Rajski, Andrzej Knap, Jose Maria Florencio, Ricardo Castro and Claudio Crus; and such directors as: Jens-Daniel Herzog, Tatjana Gürbaca, Tina Lanik, Lech Majewski, Marc Verzatt, Thor Steingraber, Waldemar Zawodziński, Janusz Józefowicz, Kristine Wuss, Dieter Kaegi, Andrzej Bubień and David Pountney.

The artist’s achievements include numerous recordings, amongst them: the opera Lodoïska by L. Cherubini, songs by O. Kolberga, as well as a solo album Parlami d’amore with the most beautiful Italian songs.

Updated November 2019
∗ This biography can be edited only by Studio Kultura

Audio

Opera Repertoire

G. Bizet, Carmen, Don José
G. Donizetti, Maria Stuarda, Leicester
A. Dvorak, Rusalka, The Prince
F. Lehar, Frühling, Lorenz
P. Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana, Turiddu
J. Massenet, Manon, Le chevalier des Grieux
S. Moniuszko, Halka, Jontek
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Stefan
A. Ponchielli, La Gioconda, Enzo
S. Prokofiev, War and Peace, Kuragin
G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Pinkerton
G. Puccini, Tosca, Cavaradossi

L. Różycki, Eros i Psyche, Eros
A. Rubinstein, The Demon, Sinodal
J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Alfred
J. Strauss, Der Zigeunerbaron, Barinkay
K. Szymanowski, King Roger, Shepherd
P. Tchaikovski, Eugene Onegin, Lensky
G. Verdi, Don Carlo, Don Carlo
G. Verdi, Nabucco, Ismaele
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Duca di Mantova
G. Verdi, La traviata, Alfredo
G. Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Riccardo

Oratorio Repertoire

L. v. Beethoven, Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
L. v. Beethoven, Sypmhony No. 9
B. Britten, War Requiem
C. Franck, Missa in A major

K. Kurpiński, Te Deum
W. A. Mozart, Requiem
G. Verdi, Messa da Requiem

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