Wojtek Gierlach has been awarded numerous prizes in international singing competitions including the Ada Sari competition (1999 - First prize), Bilbao (2000 - Second prize), Caruso Prize (2001 Milan - First prize) and Francisco Viñas (2004 Barcelona - Third prize).
Some of his outstanding performances include Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Assur in Semiramide at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos of Lisbon; Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri at the Teatro São Carlos of Lisbon, Teatro Alighieri de Ravena and Minnesota Opera; Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and in Poznan; Alidoro in La Cenerentola at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt; Argenio in Imeneo for the Dublin Opera; Melisso in Alcina of the Opéra National de Bordeaux and with the English Concert and Joyce DiDonato (Alcina), under de baton of Harry Bicket at Carnegie Hall in New York, Théâtre des Champs Élisées in Paris and at Theater an der Wien; Orbazzano in Tancredi at Teatro Maestranza in Seville; Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Nico Opera Cape Town; Conde Rodolfo in La Sonnambula at the Theater St.Gallen; I Puritani at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff; Il Turco in Italia in Cracow; Maria Stuarda in Warsaw; I Puritani and La Cenerentola at the Den Jyske Opera in Aarthus; Guillaume Tell in Warsaw and La Bohème at the Opera Podlaska. In addition, he as performed Colline of La Bohème, Duce Alfonso of Lucrezia Borgia, Raimondo of Lucia di Lammermoor and Escamillo in Carmen at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw.
His appearances in Concert include the main roles in Saul and Elijah conducted by Helmuth Rilling at the Warsaw National Philharmonic Concert Hall; Missa Solemnis by Beethoven at the Berlin Konzerthaus, again under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, and also with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and C. Costa; Magnificat by Bach with the Orquesta Nacional de España and Mireia Barera; Requiem by Mozart with Sinfonietta Cracovia conducted by Marc Minkowski; Requiem by Verdi conducted by Kai Baumannin at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic; Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven with the Ulster Orchestra and David Stern; Stabat Mater by Rossini with the Orquesta del Principado de Asturias and Alberto Zedda and Dies Irae by Penderecki with the Orquesta Simon Bolivar in Caracas, among others.
Among his recordings, we highlight Mose in Egitto and La Donna del Lago by Rossini and Semiramide by Meyerbeer with Richard Bonynge for NAXOS. Further, he recorded Il dissoluto punito by Ramón Carnicer under the baton of Alberto Zedda for IBERATOUR, Medea in Corinto by G.S. Mayr (Oehms), L'Italiana in Algeri by Luigi Mosca (Bongiovanni), Lodoïska by Cherubini and Euryanthe by Weber conducted by Łukasz Borowicz for the label POLSKIE RADIO and recently Guillaume Tell under the baton of Michele Mariotti for Deutsche Grammophon.
The 2017-2018 season included his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, as Priest in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and the role of Rocco in Fidelio at the Theater St. Gallen, where he had already sung previously. He also sang the role of Giorgio Talbot in Maria Stuarda at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, returned to the Polish National Opera to sing Hermes in Eros i Psyche by Rozicky, to the Opera Podlaska to sing Colline in La bohème, and sang the role of Widmo of the opera Widma by Moniuszkoen at the Polska Opera Królewska - Teatr Królewski. He later sang Oroveso in Norma at the Teatre Principal de Palma and Alidoro in La Cenerentola at the Welsh National Opera. He also sang the Credo by Penderecki in Warsaw, with M. Valdes, Requiem by Saint-Saens with the Poznan Philharmonic and M. Wieloch, at a New Year Concert of the Bałtycka Opera in Gdańsk, with W. Kunc, a New Year Concert with José Cura, the Warsaw Philharmonic and M. de Rose, two concerts at Festival Dias da Musica in Lisbon singing Don Giovanni and Ivan the Terrible, Requiem by Verdi with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Matthew Hopkins, Litaniae and Vesperae by Mozart at the XIII Mozartiana Festival in Gdańsk, Stabat Mater by Haydn with the Filharmonia Łódzka under the baton of P. Przytocki and participated in the XI Bosa Antica Festival in Italy.
Recent performances include Alidoro in La cenerentola at the Welsh National Opera, Cardiff, conducted by T.Hanuš, Straszny Dwór at the Polish National Opera, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Teatr Wielki in Poznań, Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Wrocławska Opera, his debut in the role of Mephisto in Faust at the Wrocławska Opera and Rocco in Fidelio at the Welsh National Opera. He has also sung Rigoletto, The Cunning Little Vixen and Les Vêpres siciliennes at the Welsh National Opera and Cardillac and Rigoletto at the Polish National Opera. He has also sung Łukaszewski's Te Deum Polonia at the Polish National Opera, Penderecki's Credo at the Warsaw National Philharmony, conducted by M.Valdes, Kilar's Te Deum at NOSPR, Katowice, Puccini's Messa di Gloria with the Filharmonia Krakowska and R.Bader, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 with the Łódzka Philharmonia and P.Przytocki, and Dvorak's Stabat Mater with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by D.Hill.
His engagements this season include I vespri siciliani at the Bergen Opera and in Warsaw, among others.
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STASZNY DWÓR (THE HAUNTED MANOR) 5 September 2021 Polska Opera Królewska
RINALDO 25 September 2021 Teatr Królewski, Polska Opera Królewska, Varsovia 26 September 2021 Teatr Królewski, Polska Opera Królewska, Varsovia
ALCINA (with The English Concert) 2 November 2021 19:30 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA Opera, Estados Unidos 5 November 2021 19:30 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA Opera, Estados Unidos 7 November 2021 15:00 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, Estados Unidos
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE 18 December 2021 Polska Opera Królewska 19 December 2021 Polska Opera Królewska 30 December 2021 Polska Opera Królewska 7 January 2022 Polska Opera Królewska 8 January 2022 Polska Opera Królewska 15 January 2022 Polska Opera Królewska 16 January2022 Polska Opera Królewska
RIGOLETTO 17 February 2022 Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Varsovia 18 February 2022 Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Varsovia 19 February 2022 Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Varsovia 20 February 2022 Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Varsovia 22 February 2022 Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Varsovia
BARBARA RADZIWILLÓWNA 13 March 2022 Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Varsovia
TURANDOT 25 March 2022 18:30 Opera Krakowska 26 March2022 18:30 Opera Krakowska 27 March2022 18:30 Opera Krakowska 1 April 2022 18:30 Opera Krakowska 2 Abril 2022 18:30 Opera Krakowska 3 Abril 2022 18:30 Opera Krakowska
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