Bartłomiej Misiuda was educated at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (under Professor Christian Elssner) and the C.M. von Weber Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. He is a finalist and winner of special prizes at the singing competitions in Duszniki-Zdrój (2000) and Belvedere in Vienna (2007). He was twice invited to take part in the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg festival (2000, 2001). In the 2004/2005 season he was a member of the Staatstheater Nurnberg, and in the 2005/2006 season of Atelier Liryque of the Opéra national de Paris.
He has performed under the baton of Seji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, Dennis Russel Davis, Thomas Hengelbrock, Sylvain Cambeling, Hartmut Haenchen, José Maria Florêncio, Bernhard Kontarsky, and Guillaume Tourniaire. He has collaborated with directors such as Robert Carsen, Bob Wilson, Karl Ernst i Ursel Hermanns, Andre Engel, Marek Weiss, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Dominique Pitoiset, Pet Halmen, and Marc Paquien. He has performed at opera houses and concert halls of Poland, German, Hungary, Austria, France, England, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium.
He took part in the world premiere of Xavier Dayer’s opera Les Aveugles [The Blind] staged by Guillaume Tourniaire at the Theatre Gérard Philipe de Saint-Denis (Paris), Opéra Bastille (Paris) and London’s Almeida Theater (2006). In 2008 he performed a concert version of Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Wolfram von Eschenbach) in Montreal with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra performing under Kent Nagano, which was the opera’s Canadian premiere. As for contemporary music, Mr Misiuda performed pieces by Luka Lombardi (e.g. Un Oratorio Materialistic) and Siegfried Matthus at the Festival of 20th-Century Music in Saarbrücken (2002). In the 2009/2010 season he sang Le Forcheron at the Opera national de Paris in Philippe Fenelon’s Faust under Bernhard Kontarsky.
Repertoire embraces over 20 operatic roles, including Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Papageno in The Magic Flute, title role in Eugene Oniegin, Wolfram von Eschenbach in Tannhäuser, and Valentin in Faust. In Poland he is a regular collaborator of the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk, where he sings Janusz/Halka, Tarquin/The Rape of Lucerne, Harlequin/Ariadne auf Naxos and Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata.
photo: artist’s archive