Szymon Mechliński’s 2021/22 season sees the baritone making return to Finnish National Opera as Silvio in Pagliacci, to Lyon Opera as Strahlbusch in Irrelohe, return to Wroclaw Opera as Ottokar in Freischutz, Lescaut in Manon, and Marcello in La bohème, return to Polish National Opera as Escamillo in Carmen and in a newly discovered opera Barbara Radziwiłłówna as Gasztold. Future engagements include his return to the Glyndebourne Festival.
Recent season engagements include debut with Teatro alla Scala Milano with the title role of Krol Roger (cover), Glasgow Scottish Opera with the role of Duke in The Miserly Knight, Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza with Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Finnish National Opera with Leoncavallo in I pagliacci.
Other engagements highlights included Mechliński’s return to Wexford Opera Festival for the production of The Veiled Prophet, appearances with the Opera de Lyon as Strahlbusch in the new production of Schreker’s Irrelohe, Nationaltheater Mannheim as Fillipe Maria Visconti in Beatrice di Tenda, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic in the role of Ryx in Casanova, Poznan Opera as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, and Opera Wroclaw in the role of Dandini in La cenerentola.
Recent engagements of note include Dr Malatesla in Don Pasquale and Luigi in Il Bravo with the Wexford Festival Opera, Foka in Enchantress at the Opera de Lyon, the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Theater Dortmund and Opera de Toulon, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly at the Glyndebourne Festival, Fritz in Die Tote Stadt at the Polish National Opera on tour, Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory at the Dorset Opera Festival, and Marcello in La bohème at the Gdansk’s Baltic State Opera.
Mechliński’s other notable artistic collaborations include Opera Śląska in Bytom, Silesian Philharmonic, National Museum in Warsaw (Królikarnia Palace), and Feliks Nowowiejski Museum in Poznań where he is a regularly invited recitalist and could be heard as Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Clock in L’enfant et les sortileges, 3rd Slave in Die Zauberflöte, The Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Baritone in Stabat Mater by Szymanowski, and Marcello in La bohème.
Mechliński holds BM and MM degrees with distinction from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy, Poznań where he studied with Prof. Jerzy Mechliński, Prof. Iwona Kowalkowska, and Gabriela Klima-Kściuczyk.
Mechliński continues studies Maestro Giorgio Zancanaro.
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