A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Dariusz Machej is a soloist of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, while also collaborating with the Teatr Wielki –Polish National Opera, Wuppertaler Bühnen, Baltic Opera, and Kraków Opera. He has performed at Oper Frankfurt am Main, Lithanian National Opera, Wiener Kammeroper, and such international music festivals as Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro), Festival de Musique de Strasburg, Festival Belcanto Rossini in Wildbad, EBU Summer Festival, Festival di Musica Sacra Anima Mundi (Pisa), Mai Festspiele (Wiesbaden), Warsaw Autumn, and Wratislavia Cantans.
Mr Machej sang in the world premieres of Kurt Schwertsik’s Katzelmacher and Zygmunt Krauze’s Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy. Repertoire includes Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Don Pasquale; Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Wedding of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Cosi fan tutte; Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Cinderella, The Italian Girl in Algiers, The Turk in Italy; Wagner’s Lohengrin; and Weber’s Der Freischutz. Many of Mr Machej’s performances have been transmitted via the radio or television (RAI, Südwestrundfunk, Polish Radio, Polish Television, Polsat). He has recorded for Naxos, ROF, Bongiovanni, DUX, Polish Radio’s record label, and Polish Radio Archives.
(photo: artist’s archives)