Mates Zajdel is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Already as a student, he joined the Warsaw Chamber Opera, whose soloist he remains to date. Around the same time he made a debut at the Polish National Opera in Tadeusz Szeligowski’s Bunt żaków under Łukasz Borowicz. He continues to hone his sills participating in numerous national and international masterclasses led by prominent singers and signing coaches.
At the Warsaw Chamber Opera he has performed in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Zaide, and Die Entführung aus den Serail; Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love; Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress; Janaček’s Jenůfa; and Paisiello’s Barber of Seville.
Since 2009 he has been collaborating with the Polish National Opera on a regular basis. Notable performances include: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Lucia di Lammermoor, Roberto Devereux (concert performance featuring Edita Gruberova); Verdi’s La traviata, Don Carlo, Atilla (concert performance); Puccini’s Turandot and Madama Butterfly; Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Lohengrin; Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta; Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov; and Knapik’s Moby Dick.
Repertoire includes other tenor roles, in particular in Mozart operas, songs, oratorios and cantatas (Mozart, Haydn, Rossini).
In 2014 he performed in a concert inaugurating the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall’s new season, featuring Schönberg’s Gurrelieder. He has collaborated with excellent Polish and international conductors and directors: Łukasz Borowicz, Gabriel Chmura, Jacek Kasprzyk, Tadeusz Kozłowski, Igor Dohovič, Jose Maria Florénĉio, Valery Gergiev, Andriy Yurkevych, Stefan Soltesz, Mariusz Treliński, Marek Weiss, Barbara Wysocka, Michał Znaniecki, Jorge Lavelli, David Pountney. He performs regularly at home and abroad.
(photo: Bartek Syta)