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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

 
 

Upcoming

Return to Arena di Verona as Ramfis Aida and Zaccaria Nabucco, debut at the Royal Opera House and Semperoper Dresden as Vodnik Rusalka, Il Grande Inquisitore Don Carlo at Staatsoper Berlin, return to Teatro Colón Buenos Aires as Sarastro Die Zauberflöte and Zaccaria Nabucco, return to Teatro Lirico di Cagliari as Mefistofele, as well as his return to Polish National Opera as Creonte Medea and to Teatro Comunale di Bologna as Il Padre Guardiano La forza del destino.
 

 
 

Recent

 Zaccaria Nabucco at Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro di San Carlo, Il Grande Inquisitore Don Carlo at Teatro alla Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Real Madrid, Padre Guardiano La forza del destino with Opéra national de Paris, Boris Godunov and Ivan the Terrible at Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte at Teatro alla Scala, Timur Turandot, Commendatore Don Giovanni at Arena di Verona, König Marke Tristan und Isolde at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Oroveso Norma at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Colline La bohème, Ferrando Il trovatore at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
 

 
 

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.

 
 

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Rafał Siwek, Bass
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Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Commendatore scene of Don Giovanni – Dutch National Opera

Commendatore scene of Don Giovanni – Dutch National Opera

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Verdi - Nabucco - Zaccaria

Rafal Siwek, già ascoltato nei panni di Zaccaria, conferma la sua reputazione di un ottimo interprete del ruolo: la voce non è eccezionale per timbro o volume, ma le qualità d’interprete valgono al basso polacco il titolo di uno dei migliori Zaccaria oggi in circolazione. Padroneggia la scena con dignità e sicurezza e canta con molta naturalezza, sfoggia una voce ben sonora, omogenea in tutti i registri, anche se a volte sale con una certa fatica.
 

- Irina Sorokina

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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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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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