Mates Zajdel is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Already as a student, he had been signed up by the Warsaw Chamber Opera, whose soloist he remains to-date. Around the same time he made a debut on the stage of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Tadeusz Szeligowski’s Bunt żaków under Łukasz Borowicz. He continues to hone his sills participating in numerous national and international master classes led by prominent singers and signing coaches.
At the Warsaw Chamber Opera he appears 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 Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera on a regular basis. Notable performances include: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Lucia di Lammermoor, Roberto Devereux (featuring Edita Gruberova; concert version); Verdi’s La Traviata, Don Carlo, Atilla (concert version); Puccini’s Turandot and Madame Butterfly; Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman and Lohengrin; Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta; Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. In 2014 he sang in the world premiere of Knapik’s Moby Dick.
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.
Repertoire includes tenor opera roles (including Mozart), lyrical songs, oratorios and cantatas (Mozart, Haydn, Rossini).
(photo: A. Gagatek)