Mieczysław Milun graduated from the Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland, where he then taught for a decade from 1980 to 1990. He has collaborated with opera houses at home and abroad. Most notably, he was a soloist of the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe and of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
On the latter’s stage he sang in Fidelio (Rocco), Onegin (Griemin), Halka (Stolnik), Countess (Chorąży), The Haunted Manor (Skołuba), Paradise Lost (Moloch), War and Peace (Bolkonsky abd Kutuzov), Madama Butterfly (Bonza), Turandot (Timur), L’italiana in Algeri (Mustafa), Wyrywacz serc (Ksiądz Pleban), King Roger (Archiereios), Aida (Faraon and Ramfis), Don Carlos (Philippe II and Le Grand Inquisiteur), Nabucco (Zaccaria), Otello (Lodovico), Rigoletto (Sparafucile), Lohengrin (Heinrich der Vogler), Parsifal (Titurel), Das Rheingold (Fasolt), Twilight of the Gods (Hagen).
Mr Milun won seven times the Złota Iglica plebiscite for the most popular singer in Wrocław. He appeared on a range of film adaptations, e.g. of Millocker’s The Beggar Student.
(photo: artist’s archive)