Mariusz Godlewski studied voice first at the Secondary School of Music in Wrocław, then the Wrocław Academy of Music under Professor Bogdan Makal. In 2001/2002 he studied with Professor Leopold Spitzer in Vienna thanks to a grant received from the Polish Ministry of Culture and Arts.
Mr Godlewski is a prize-winner of a range of national and international vocal competitions. In 2002 he made his debut at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw singing Pelléas in Debussy’s Pelleas and Mélisande. He regularly sings at the Wrocław Opera while collaborating with the Polish National Opera, Kraków Opera and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as well as performing at a variety of festivals at home and abroad. In 2012 he participated in the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s song cycle Powiało na mnie morze snów (A Sea of Dreams Did Breathe on Me) at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall and sang at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg under the baton of Valery Gergiev on an invitation from the conductor himself. In October 2013 Mr Godlewski performed at the Beijing Music Festival under Krzysztof Penderecki. His repertoire includes major operatic roles, Franz Schubert’s and Johannes Brahms’s vocal music, and German and English baroque compositions.
He has sung: Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Oniegin, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Dr Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Lord Enrico Asthon in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, The Physician in Szymanowski’s Hagith, Roger in Szymanowski’s King Roger, Tarquinius in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, Cavaliere di Belfiore in Verdi’s One-Day Reign, or The Pretend Stanislaus, Germont in Verdi’s La traviata, Homonay in J. Strauss’s Gypsy Baron, Janusz in Moniuszko’s Halka, Stanisław in Moniuszko’s Verbum nobile, Adam in Penderecki’s Paradise Lost, Dapertutto and Miracle in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Woodraven in Kulenta’s Matka czarnoskrzydłych snów, Il Ragazzo in Knapik’s Wolność wzywa wolność, Giacomo in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, Franz Kafka in Krauze’s Pułapka, Tadeusz in Weinberg’s Passenger, and Zurg in Bizet’s Pearl Fishers.