Czesław Gałka was educated at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. A soloist of the Polish National Opera, he is a prize-winner of a number of prestigious singing competition, including Krynica, Bytom and ’s-Hertogenbosch. He recorded songs by Moniuszko, Karłowicz, Schumann and Schubert for Polish Radio and Polish television. Repertoire includes roles in Handel’s Xerxes, Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor and Halka, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Puccini’s La bohème, Stefani’s Cracovians and Highlanders, Verdis Macbeth and Il trovatore.
At the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera has has also sung Surin in Tchakovsky’s The Queen of Spades, Astolfo in Donizetti’s Lucretia Borgia, Servant in Glass’s of the The Fall of the House of Usher, Miechodmuch in Kurpiński’s Superstition, or Cracovians and Highlanders, Antonio in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Maître Luther and Crespel in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca and Périchaud in Puccini’s La Rondine, Antonio in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, Pharaoh in Verdi’s Aida and Marchese d’Obigny in Verdi’s La Traviata, Mother in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins; Old Passenger, Auschwitz Captain and Steward in Weinberg’s The Passenger and Bagpiper/Faun in Moniuszko’s Halka staged by Natalia Korczakowska.
(photo: archive of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera)