Komasa, Szymon

Singer (baritone). He graduated from the class of Włodzimierz Zalewski at the Music Academy in Łódź (2008). In 2010–13 he completed postgraduate singing studies with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He is now continuing his vocal training with Edith Wiens at the Juilliard School and the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in New York. He made his debut at the Grand Theatre in Łódź as Slook in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio, and has since appeared in theatres such as the Verona’s Arena and Teatro Filarmonico, Carnegie Hall, Dresden’s Semperoper, London’s Barbican Hall, Metropolitan Opera’s Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, and Palermo’s Teatro Massimo. He has cooperated with leading conductors including Valery Gergiev. His operatic repertoire includes Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Puccini’s La Bohème, Berlioz’s Les Troyens, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia, and Henze’s Gisela. He is also active as a performer of other large-scale vocal-instrumental forms, songs and Lieder, and has won awards at numerous vocal competitions, notably reaching the finals of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 2010.