RAFAŁ PAWNUK
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Polish bass Rafał Pawnuk studied at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz with Leszek Skrla and at the Academy of Music in Krakow with Marek Rzepka. Awards include first prize at the 13th International Vocal Competition Iuventus Canti in Slovakia.

Mr Pawnuk is a former member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where his roles have included Thierry Dialogues des Carmélites, Brabantischer Edler Lohengrin and Dr. Wilhelm Reischmann Elegy for Young Lovers.

Most recently, he gave his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Mars in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Offenbach’s Orphee aux enfers, performed Penderecki’s Oratorio Kosmogonia with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Liebreich, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutti, Betto/Gianni Schicchi, Priest in the Polish premiere of Philipp Glass’ The Trial and for the world premiere of Laurent Petitgirard’s opera Guru, all at Castle Opera Szczecin, Dalremont in Donizetti's I pazzi per progetto at the Zurich Festival and Colline/La Bohème with Nederlandse Reisopera.

Other recent engagements include Cesare Angelotti in Tosca, alongside Bryn Terfel, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko and at Welsh National Opera, Mozart's Coronation Mass with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, conducted by Christopher Hogwood, at Pisa's Anima Mundi Festival. Mozart's Requiem in Bygoszcz, Handel's Messiah under Paul Esswood. At the National Theatre Brno he appeared as Vodnik Rusalka, Il Re Aida, Marchese d'Obigny La Traviata and Banco in Verdi’s Macbeth.

In the season 2019/20, Mr Pawnuk returns to Nederlandse Reisopera as Gremin in Eugene Onegin, to Castle Opera Szczecin to reprise the role of Priest/The Trial and to give his role debut as Escamillo in Carmen. He will also give his house and role debut at Opera de Lille as Nourabad in a new production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles.

Rafał Pawnuk has attended master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Edith Wiens, Prof. Rudolf Piernay, Margreet Honig, Rosemarie Landry, Prof. Eva Blahova and worked with conductors such as Marco Armiliato, Massimo Zanetti, Lothar Koenigs, Paolo Carignani and Kent Nagano.
 
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Opera|Concert|Lieder
ComposerWork
* in preparation
BizetCarmenEscamillo*
DvorakRusalkaVodnik
GlassThe TrialPriest
GounodFaustWagner
KeiserMarkus PassionJesus
MartinůMirandolinaMarchese di Forlimpopoli
MozartCosi fan tutteDon Alfonso, Guglielmo
MozartDie ZauberflöteSarastro
MozartDon GiovanniLeporello*
PetitgirardGuruNouvelle Adepte 6
PucciniGianni SchicchiBetto di Signa
PucciniMadama ButterflyCommissario
PucciniLa BohèmeColline
PucciniToscaCesare Angelotti
PurcellThe Fairy QueenCoridon, Sleep, Hymen
SzymanowskiKing RogerKing Roger*
TchaikovskyEugen OneginGremin
VerdiAidaIl Re
VerdiMacbethBanco
VerdiLa TraviataMarchese d'Briginy, Dottore Grenvil
VivaldiL'OlimpiadeAlcandro
ZeislHiobWunderrabbi, Kosak
Opera|Concert|Lieder
ComposerWork
BachMagnificat
BeethovenSymphony no 9, op 125
BuxtehudeMembra Jesu Nostri
DvorakStabat Mater
HändelMessiah
HaydnDie SchöpfungRaphael, Adam
HaydnStabat Mater
MozartMissa in C "Krönungsmesse" KV 317
MozartRequiem
PendereckiKosmogonia
PucciniMessa di Gloria
Opera|Concert|Lieder
ComposerWork
DvorakBiblical Songs
RavelDon Quichotte à Dulcinée
"Excellent Nourrabad, dans la force de l'âge, de Rafal Pawnuk."
diapasonmag.fr, G.Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de perles - Opéra de Lille , January 2020
"Le personnage de Nourabad devient, dans la lecture de FC Bergman, le double du jeune Zurga : la basse polonaise Rafal Pawnuk au caractère sombre aussi bien que son timbre, puissant mais qui reste aligné avec l’orchestre. Son jeu autoritaire et coloré de méchanceté est réalisé avec beaucoup de conviction, alors que son chant très sonore dans le finale de l’opéra prend un ton funèbre [...]."
olyrix.com, G.Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de perles - Opéra de Lille, January 2020
"Rafal Pawnuk complète le quatuor d’une voix noire et puissante [...]."
forumopera.com, G.Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de perles - Opéra de Lille, January 2020
"Auch Peter Renz (Mercure) und Rafał Pawnuk (Mars) stellten köstliche, stimmlich ‚saftige‘ Gestalten auf die musikalische Bühne."
onlinemerker.com, Salzburger Festspiele - J. Offenbach, Orphée aux enfers, August 2019

Rafał Pawnuk

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Rafał Pawnuk

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Rafał Pawnuk

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