Paweł Konik

Paweł Konik

Baritone

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«Pawel Konik showed what the Don needs vocally»
artsjournal.com/operasleuth (2016)
«Pawel Konik showed what the Don needs vocally»
Speight Jenkins (2016)
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MAGDALENA DZIADEK / Silesia prezentuje (2016)
«HE FLASHED THE ROLE OF MERCUTIO IN" ROMEO ET JULIETTE "BY CHARLES GOUNOD AT THE OPERA ŚLASKA»
«THE STAR OF THE EVENING WAS PAWEŁ KONIK, WHO SUNG PAPAGENO - IDEAL ROLE FOR HIS EMPLOI. THE ARTIST SHOWED US A WONDERFULLY BALANCED, FLEXIBLE VOICE, CULTURE OF SINGING AND ACTING SKILLS.»
MAGDALENA DZIADEK / SILESIA PREZENTUJE (2018)
«WITHOUT THE FEAR INTERPRETED THE ROLE OF ALBERICH IN THE CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF FRAGMENTS OF RICHARD WAGNER'S DAS RHEINGOLD. HE WAS AN AUTHENTIC PARTNER OF THE WAGNERIAN MASTER, TOMASZ KONIECZNY.»
Jacek Marczyński (2018)
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2017Gounod: Roméo et JulietteMercutio
2017Lieder RecitalBaritone
2017Lieder RecitalBaritone
2017Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginZaretsky
2017Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Nazarene
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Bass
2017Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Soldier
2016Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamBottom
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2016Lieder RecitalBaritone
2016Lieder RecitalBaritone
2015Lieder RecitalBaritone
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2014Strauss R.: ElektraEin alter Diener
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2013Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2013Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Nikitich
2013Shostakovich & Meyer: The GamblersShvokhniev

Bio

Polish baritone born in Cieszyn.
Paweł Konik begins the 2018/19 season singing Mercutio in Gounod’s opera Roméo et Juliette at the Opera Śląska. Then he will sing six productions at Staatsoper Stuttgart making his house debut as Marullo from Verdi’s Rigoletto, followed by Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Hermann in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, 2 Offizier in Henze’s Prinz von Homburg, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos and 1 Soldat in  Strauss’s Salome.
The 2017/18 season included role debut as Mercutio at Opera Śląska, house debut at Opera na Zamku in Szczecin as Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Annum Festival appearance in Händels Messiah.
Previous seasons included productions at the Dutch National Opera, the Baltic Opera, the Wroclaw Opera, appearances at The Brighton Festival, The Verbier Festival, MuCH4You Festival, concerts with The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, The Polish Radio Orchestra, The New Music Orchestra and The Silesian Philharmonic.
During studies at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music he started working with the Baltic Opera in Gdansk, where he made his debut in January 2013 as Shvochniev in Shostakovitsh/Meyer “The Gamblers” for which he received a Jan Kiepura’s Drama Music Award in the category of BEST SINGER’S DEBUT.
Until end of December 2016th Paweł was a member of the prestigious Yale Opera Program where he worked with Doris Yarick-Cross and Richard Cross.
He is a Winner of The Third Prize at the Gerda Lissner Foundation IVC 2016 in New York, Grant Winner at the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation IVC 2016 and Giulio Gari Foundation IVC 2016. Received The Special Prize for best interpretation of Russian aria at Le Grand Prix de L’Opera in Bucharest. In November 2012 he was awarded the Second Prize at the 10-th Polish Artistic Song Competition in Warsaw. In 2011 he won the First Prize at the 13-th Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition IUVENTUS CANTI in Vrable, Slovakia.
Paweł was honored to work and perform with Bassem Akiki, Pierre Audi, Rune Bergmann, Michał Biel, Linda Brovsky, Andrzej Chyra, Charles Dutoit, Christine Goerke, Giuseppe Grazioli, Ted Huffman, Michał Klauza, Alexander Liebreich, Wojciech Michniewski, Wiesław Ochman, Ewa Podleś, Gerhard Siegel, Claudia Solti, Ewa Strusińska, Romuald Tesarowicz, Marek Toporowski, Marek Weiss and Janusz Wiśniewski Michał Znaniecki.
He was a member of the Akademia Operowa at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw where he studied with Izabela Kłosińska, Matthias Rexroth and Eytan Pessen.
Paweł Konik received artistic scholarships from the Major of Cieszyn and Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting.
He currently continues studying under mentorship of Eytan Pessen.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Rigoletto Marullo Immediately Staatstheater Stuttgart und Staatsorchester Stuttgart 2018
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Guglielmo 24 hours Opera na Zamku 2018
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette Mercutio Immediately Bytom Opera Slaska 2018
Strauss R.: Salome Second Soldier 24 hours Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia 2018
Lieder Recital Baritone Koncerty Wyższobramskie 2018

Awards

WINNER OF CONNECTICUT DISTRICT OF METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS
2016
SPECIAL AWARD FOR BEST INTERPRETATION OF RUSSIAN ARIA - LE GRAND PRIX DE L'OPERA
2016
THIRD PRIZE - GERDA LISSNER FOUNDATION
2016
THE HORATIO PARKER MEMORIAL PRIZE - YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
2016
GRANT AWARD - GIULIO GARI FOUNDATION
2016
GRANT AWARD - LICIA ALBANESE-PUCCINI FOUNDATION
2016
BEST SINGERS DEBUT - FOR SHVOKHNIEV IN GAMBLERS BY SHOSTAKOVITSCH
2016