Michał Partyka

Baritone

Headshot of Michał PartykaMichał Partyka’s engagements include the title parts in Eugene Onegin and Billy Budd, Escamillo in Carmen for the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Frank/Fritz in Die Tote Stadt Hungarian National Opera, Valentine Faust Opera Poznań, Meru in Les Hugenotes, Opera Bastille, Flemish Deputy in Don Carlos Opéra national de Paris, Orfeo in Orfeo and Euridice Opera Wroclaw, Silvio in Pagliacci for Szczecin Opera. Future seasons will see him returning to the Polish National Opera and Opéra de Saint-Étienne, and debuting with The Gran Teatre del Liceu.

His operatic repertoire comprises the roles of Kuligin in Káta Kabanová, Peter Schlémil in The Tales of Hoffmann, Sciarrone in Tosca, Melisso in Alcina and Marullo in Rigoletto – all for the Paris National Opera, Kuligin at the Wielki in Warsaw, Nardo in La finta giardiniera at the MC93 Bobigny, Gelsomino in Giordano’s Madame Sans-Gêne, Sparck in Offenbach’s Fantasio at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, the title part in Don Giovanni at the MC93 Bobigny and the Toulon Opera, Dr Falke in Die Fledermaus for the Reims Opera and the Tours Opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and Silvio in Pagliacci at the Poznań Opera House.

In 2013 he took part in the Polish premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Portrait at the Poznań Opera, in 2014 debuted at the Salzburg Festival as Professor Klingklang in the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie’s opera Charlotte Salomon, and in 2015 as Le Dancaïre in Carmen at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

At the Atelier Lyrique, Michał Partyka appeared in productions of Charles-Simon Favart’s La Répétition interrompue and Antoine Dauvergne’s Les Troqueurs, he sang Cavaliere di Ripafratta in Martinů’s Mirandolina and Henry Davis in Weill’s Street Scene. He also participated in concerts at the Palais Garnier with the Orchestra of the Paris Opera, and performed Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen in the Bastille Amphitheater and in Deauville.

He appeared in a staged version of Carmina Burana with the Silesian Opera in Bytom (Performance of the Year 2008 in Poland) and recorded Stanisław Moniuszko’s operas Flis and Verbum Nobile (Album of the Year 2012, International Classical Music Awards) with Opera na Zamku in Szczecin.

Michał Partyka has given Lieder recitals at Villa Medici in Rome, French Cultural Institute in London, Bastille Amphitheater, The Louvre, and he recorded for Radio France. He sang Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée at the Maison de la Musique de Nanterre. He also performed and songs by Mahler with the Orchestre National de Lorraine, conducted by Jaques Mercier (recorded by the German radio).

Michał Partyka is the Grand Prix winner of the 9th National Singing Competition of Duszniki-Zdrój (2008) and First Prize winner at the 2013 Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona.

Born in Szczecin, Polish baritone Michał Partyka graduated from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (Jerzy Mechliński) and perfected his skills at Paris National Opera’s Atelier Lyrique.