|Mariusz Kwiecien (photo: Mikołaj Mikołajczyk)|
|Mariusz Kwiecien (photo: Mikołaj Mikołajczyk) & in King Roger|
Mariusz Kwiecien sings Onegin's aria:
Kwiecien is probably best known for his sensuous and sexually charged portrayal of Don Giovanni. In this golden age of baritones, he's considered one of the two or three best exponents of the role. He's also made his mark in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, as Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Riccardo in Bellini's I puritani, Belcore in Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore, Marcello in Puccini's La bohème and the title role in Szymanowski's King Roger.
Watch Kwiecien in the complete opera King Roger:
Kwiecien can next be seen later this month in King Roger at Ópera de Bilbao.
Many of his performances have been preserved on DVD including his stunning Eugene Onegin from the Bolshoi Opera and Met broadcasts of Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore and Lucia di Lammermoor. His new recording of “Slavic Heroes” is arguably one of the best recordings of Eastern European arias on CD.
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