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Biography

Since 2018, Tadeusz Szlenkier is a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Nürnberg.  The 2022/2023 season sees his role debuts as the Emperor in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten (conducted by Joana Mallwitz), and a title role in a new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin. His next role debut in 2023 will be Don Alvaro in Verdis’ La forza del destino, new Mariusz Treliński production (coproduction with MET) at the Polish National Opera, where he also will perform as Cavaradossi.

Earlier in the 2021/2022 season his engagements included debuts in the parts of Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Wrocław Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and the Polish National Opera, Manrico in Il trovatore and the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he also performed as Don José in Carmen. In 2022 he made his stage debut at the Bern Opera House as Don Carlo.

Polish spinto tenor graduated from philosophy at the University of Warsaw, and vocal studies at Yale University. 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 Szymanowski’s 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 Szymanowski’s ballet Harnasie.

In the years 2010-2017 the tenor 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.

Tadeusz Szlenkier made his debut on the Polish National Opera’s stage in 2015 singing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He has since returned to the PNO for several premiere productions and sang Stefan in Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor (directed by David Pountney), Prince of Mantua and the title role in Różycki’s Eros and Psyche. The 2017 saw his debut as Rodolfo at the Nederlandse Reisopera.

Since Tadeusz Szlenkier joined the ensemble of the Staatstheater Nürnberg he starred as Kuragin in War and Peace, Pinkerton, Le Chevalier des Grieux in Manon, Ismaele in Nabucco, Sinodal in The Demon, in the title part in Don Carlo, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia as well as in the tenor part in Britten’s War Requiem.

The Polish spinto tenor sung under the baton of: Joana Mallwitz, Patrick Fournillier, Björn Huestege, Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Edward Cumming, Leon Botstein, Giuseppe Grazioli, Jeremy Silver, Antoni Wit, Uwe Theimer, and Eraldo Salmieri amog others.

∗ This biography can be edited only by Studio Kultura. Updated September 2022

Tadeusz Szlenkier is represented in collaboration with Artistainternational.

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Opera Repertoire

Bizet, Carmen, Don José
Britten, The Rape of Lucretia, Male Chorus
Donizetti, Maria Stuarda, Leicester
Dvorak, Rusalka, The Prince
Lehar, Frühling, Lorenz
Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana, Turiddu
Massenet, Manon, Le chevalier des Grieux
Moniuszko, Halka, Jontek
Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Stefan
Ponchielli, La Gioconda, Enzo
Prokofiev, War and Peace, Kuragin
Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Pinkerton

Puccini, Tosca, Cavaradossi
Różycki, Eros i Psyche, Eros
Rubinstein, The Demon, Sinodal
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus, Alfred
Strauss, J. Der Zigeunerbaron, Barinkay
Strauss, R. Die Frau ohne Schatten, Emperor
Szymanowski, King Roger, Shepherd
Tchaikovski, Eugene Onegin, Lensky
Verdi, Don Carlo, Don Carlo
Verdi, Nabucco, Ismaele
Verdi, Rigoletto, Duca di Mantova
Verdi, La traviata, Alfredo
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Riccardo
Verdi, Il trovatore, Manrico

Oratorio Repertoire

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

Kurpiński, Te Deum
Mozart, Requiem
Verdi, Messa da Requiem

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