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Biography

Sławomir Kowalewski graduated from the Jagiellonian University in the Faculty of Economics and Management and the F. Nowowiejski’s Music Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the Faculty of Vocal and Acting in Maciej Witkiewicz’s class.

He is a winner of many awards at international competitions, such as: Second Prize at the International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition in Ueckermünde in Germany (2015), Second Prize at the International Vocal Competition of Jakub Pustina in Jihlava in the Czech Republic (2016), First Prize and Special Prize at the 3rd International Competition For Young Opera Singers „Zinka Milanov” in Rijeka in Croatia (2018).

In 2015, Sławomir Kowalewski sang the title character in Eugene Onegin at the Opera Youth Forum Festival in Bydgoszcz, for which he was awarded the Third Prize in the Most Interesting Artistic Personality Competition OFM 2015. A year later he made his debut as Rodrigo in Don Carlo at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz – a creation for which in 2017 he received the Jan Kiepura’s Theater Music Award in the „Best Opera Debut” category. Since the 2016/2017 season he is engaged as a soloist at the Opera Nova, where he performs such parts as: Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Ford in Falstaff, Rodrigo in Don Carlo, Marcello in La bohème and Tonio in Pagliacci. In June 2018 the artist sang Rodrigo in Don Carlo at the Gut Immling Festival in Bavaria.

Artist’s engagements in the 2019/2020 season included the role of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Krakow Opera and debut at the Polish National Opera as Marullo in Rigoletto. He returns to the Polish National Opera in the 2020/2021 season as Marullo, as well as Il commissario imperiale in Madama Butterfly, Maciej in the Haunted Manor and Schaunard in a premiere production of La bohème.

Sławomir Kowalewski performed with such orchestras as: the Symphony Orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, Polish Philharmonic Sinfonia Baltica, Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra, the Krakow Opera Orchestra or the Baltic Opera Orchestra. He performed under the baton of such conductors as: Lorenzo Coladonato, Piotr Wajrak, Maciej Figas, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Wojciech Rajski, Jerzy Wołosiuk, Tadeusz Karolak, Kai Bumann, Damian Borowicz, Rudolf Tiersch and Bohdan Jarmołowicz.

His repertoire includes numerous songs as well as oratorio and cantata compositions.

Updated October 2020
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Opera Repertoire

G. Bizet, Carmen, Morales, Dancairo
G. F. Händel, Agrippina, Pallante
R. Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Tonio, Silvio
M. Małecki, Awantura w Recco, Tadeusz
K. Millöcker, Der Bettelstudent, Ollendorf
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Maciej
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Papageno
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Count Almaviva
G. Puccini, La bohème, Marcello, Schaunard

G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Il commissario imperiale
G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Figaro
J. Strauss, Der Zigeunerbaron, Graf Peter Homonay
J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Dr. Falke
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Onegin
G. Verdi, Don Carlo, Rodrigo
G. Verdi, Falstaff, Ford
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Marullo

Oratorio Repertoire

J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 097, 100, 117, 192
J. S. Bach, Magnificat
J. S. Bach, Die Johannes-Passion
J. S. Bach, Die Matthäus-Passion
G. F. Händel, Messiah
G. Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

M. Ravel, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
G. Rossini, Petite messe solennelle 
F. Schubert, Die Messe Nr. 2 in G-Dur
F. Schubert, Die Messe Nr. 6 in E-Dur
K. Szymanowski, Stabat Mater

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