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Tomasz Rak, Polish baritone, graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in the class of Professor Piotr Miciński. In 2003, still as a student, he made his debut as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte at the Grand Theatre in Łódź.
In 2007 he became a soloist at the Warsaw Chamber Orchestra singing such parts as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Jontek in Halka (Vilnius version) or Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress on the opera’s stage as well as on tours in Japan, Spain and France. In 2011 the singer made his debut at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk with the title role in Eugene Onegin and sang one of the leading roles in E. Sikora’s Madame Curie, staged at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and the Tianjin Grand Theatre in China. This followed with numerous engagements at the Baltic Opera, where he has appeared also as Escamillo in Carmen, Aleksander Glov in Gamblers by D. Shostakovych, Athanaël in Thaïs, Jago in Otello, Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles and Guglielmo.
In 2012 he performed the part of Jontek in Halka (Vilnius version) at the Lviv National Opera. In 2015 the artist made his debut at the Wrocław Opera as Onegin and two years later he returned there as Papageno and Dandini in La Cenerentola. Also in 2017 he made his stage debuts at the Podlasie Opera in Białystok as Marcello in La bohème and at the Polish National Opera as of Frank in Die tote Stadt. In 2018 he came back to Białystok as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, a part he performed again the same year at the Grand Theatre in Łódź. A year later he debuted at the Krakow Opera in the part of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia. He returned to the stage of the Polish National Opera in the parts of Fritz in the same production of Die tote Stadt, Edrisi in King Roger and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly.
In the 2019/2020 season the artists performed the part of Figaro at the Krakow Opera, returned to the Polish National Opera as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and as Janusz in a production of Halka made together with the Theater an der Wien. He has also sang the parts of Zbigniew in The Haunted Manor and Zurga at the Baltic Opera.
The 2020/2021 season is marked with Tomasz Rak’s come backs as Janusz and Sharpless, as well as his performance as Marcello in a premiere production of La bohème at the Polish National Opera. It is also worth mentioning his debut in the part of Oranski in a rarely performed opera Faniska by L. Cherubini at the 24th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival.
Mr Rak is also very active with oratorio repertoire and appeared on such concert stages in Poland as: the National Philharmonic, Łódź Philharmonic, Poznań Philharmonic, as well as abroad: Le Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels or Konigin Elisabethzaal in Antwerp.
Updated October 2020
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G. Albertini, Don Juan, Ombrino
G. Bizet, Carmen, Escamillo
G. Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perles, Zurga
B. Britten, The Burning Fiery Furnace, Ananias
L. Cherubini, Faniska, Oranski
G. Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore, Belcore
E. W. Korngold, Die tote Stadt, Frank, Fritz
J. B. Lully, Armide, La Haine
J. Massenet, Thaïs, Athanaël
S. Moniuszko, Halka, Janusz
S. Moniuszko, Halka (Vilnius version), Jontek
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor, Zbigniew
W. A. Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Guglielmo
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Papageno
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Conte Almaviva
G. Puccini, La bohème, Marcello
G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Sharpless
G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Figaro
G. Rossini, La Cenerentola, Dandini
D.Shostakovich, The Gamblers, Aleksander Glow
I. Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress, Nick Shadow
K. Szymanowski, King Roger, Edrisi
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Onegin
C. M. v. Weber, Der Freischütz, Kilian, Ottokar
G. Verdi, Don Carlo, Rodrigo
G. Verdi, Otello, Jago