Friday, January 18, 2019

Şzymon Komasa in Opera Columbus world premiere "The Flood"

Şzymon Komasa as Stanley Kowalski
We originally featured Şzymon Komasa back in 2013 when a readers spotted him participating in an online master class at Julliard with Joyce DiDonato. His father is the famous Polish actor, Wieslaw Komosa, who appeared in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List

He just wrapped up a run in Leonard Bernstein's Candide at Opery Wrocławskiej and now has two exciting projects on the horizon. From February 8-10, he'll appear as Hans in the world premiere Korine Fujiwara and Stephen Wadsworth's The Flood with Opera Columbus. The opera tells a story of human connection through loss and shared tragedy, centered around the devastation of Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood in the Great Flood of 1913. Tickets and additional cast information is available online.

In March, he'll return to the Teatr Wiekl as Stanley Kowalski in Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, which he performed with the company in May. Tickets and additional cast information is available online

Şzymon Komasa as Stanley Kowalski
Komasa was born in Poznań, Poland and studied at the Academy of Music in Łódź, from which he graduated with honors in 2009 in both cello and vocal studies. He graduated from the Opera Studies program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Juilliard School in New York.

He has won awards in international singing competitions, including the Best Wagner Singer at the 7th Annual Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin in January of this year. He previously took third prize at the Ada Sari Vocal Art Competition in Nowy Sącz in Poland, first prize at the Puccini International Singing Competition in Verona and first prize at the Halina Halska-Fijałkowska Vocal Competition in Wrocław. In 2011, he represented Poland in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, but fell ill and had to withdraw before the finals.

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