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Rafał Siwek

The Zaccaria of Rafal Siwek was magnificent also from his opening aria showing gravitas in his dark and murky bass, and throughout finely characterised, having a strong stage presence.
- Seen and Heard International

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Biography Highlights

 
 

Recent & Upcoming Engagements

Zaccaria Nabucco in Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, the Grande Inquisitore Don Carlo in Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Bayerische Staatsoper, Berliner Staatsoper, Teatro Real in Madrid, Padre Guardiano La forza del destino with Opera national de Paris, title role of Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow (season opening) as well as the title role in Ivan the Terrible.

 
 

Past Engagements

Sarastro Die Zauberflöte Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Timur Turandot, Commendatore Don Giovanni Arena di Verona, König Marke Tristan und Isolde Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Oroveso NormaTeatro Comunale in Bologna, Colline La bohème, Ferrando Il trovatore Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zaccaria Nabucco Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Fiesco Simon Boccanegra at Dutch National Opera, Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Filippo II Don Carlo in Tel Aviv, Turin, Moscow, Tokyo and Warsaw, the title role in Attila in Warsaw, Silva Ernani in Catania and Ramfis Aida at Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Zürich, Verona, Madrid, Opera di Roma, São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro with Lorin Maazel among others.     

 
 

Concert Work

Under the baton of Lorin Maazel, he has sung in Verdi’s Requiem in Milan, Venice, Casablanca, Busseto, Assisi and Jerusalem, and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Milan, Rome, the Vatican, Brussels and Taormina. He has also worked with Zubin Mehta at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, in Verdi’s Requiem, and at the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Audiences in Verona have heard Siwek in Rossini’s Stabat mater, conducted by Alberto Zedda. At the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, he has sung Thibaut d’Arc in Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans. With Fabio Lusi he sung Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

 
 

Recordings

Rafał Siwek’s discography includes two recordings of Verdi’s Requiem, under Zubin Mehta for TDK and with Lorin Maazel for Medici Arts, Puccini’s Edgar for Deutsche Grammophon with Plácido Domingo, Luisa Miller for Unitel, Norma for Hardy Classic and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Maazel for Kultur, Nabucco and Don Giovanni for BelAir at the Arena di Verona among others.

 
 

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Rafał Siwek, Bass
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Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Teatro Colón - Verdi - Nabucco - Zaccaria

Le polonais Rafał Siwek impressionne par l’autorité qui se dégage de son personnage de Zaccaria. La voix est chaude et d’une amplitude ronde. La chaleur mordorée du timbre, avec des reflets violacés, est sans doute la révélation vocale de la soirée.
 

- Sébastien Vacelet , Olyrix

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The bass Rafal Siwek impressed as Zacharias, and his vocal and theatrical authority was a fundamental pillar of the version.
 

- Margarita Pollini , News Rebeat

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El bajo polaco Rafał Siwek como Zaccaria impuso gran presencia vocal y solvencia escénica.
 

- Gustavo Gabriel Otero , Mundoclasico.com

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Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Tchaikovsky - Iolanta - King René

Rafal Siwek's performance as King René was excellent. Vocally he shows off a well-turned voice of good volume and evocative nocturnal color, which knows how to bend melodiously and pliantly in the folds of the score. Fascinating phrasing, always regal and sculpted, ideal in the depiction of the sovereign in a perpetual state of apprehension about the fate of his daughter.
 

- Marco Faverzani | Giorgio Panigati , OperaLibera

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Rafal Siwek's excellent King René, truly remarkable for nobility and participation in his arioso.
 

- Roberta Pedrotti , L’Ape musicale

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Applauded King René, or bass Rafal Siwek whose part is very articulate and prominent and was very well performed.
 

- Simona Sagone , http://www.radiocittafujiko.it

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