Hubert Kowalczyk becomes a member of the ensemble at the Hamburg State Opera

Hubert Kowalczyk © Natalia Michalec

From the 2021 | 22 season, the Polish bass Hubert Kowalczyk will be a member of the ensemble at the Hamburg State Opera. At the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, he is studying for a master’s degree with Prof. Martin Bruns. His engagements this season will take him to the Bregenz Festival for the first time this summer, where he will sing in the new production of Rossini's L‘itialiana in Algeri, directed by Brigitte Fassbaender.

Hubert Kowalczyk, born in 1995, has been a member of the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera since the 2019 | 20 season. Before that he was a member of the Opera Academy of Teatr Wielki, the National Opera in Warsaw, where he received regular lessons from Olga Pasichnyk and from other singers and teachers such as Hedwig Fassbender, Tomasz Konieczny, Eytan Pessen and Matthias Rexroth. He sang the roles of Zaretzky in “Eugene Onegin”, Claudio in “Agrippina”, Antonio in “Le nozze di Figaro” and Don Alfonso in “Cosi fan tutte”. He also attended master classes with Helmut Deutsch, Sergei Leiferkus and Neil Shicoff.

In 2017 he made his debut on the stage of the National Opera in Warsaw as Sarastro in the children's opera and as Swistos in the first Polish-language opera “Krakowiacy i Górale” (A supposed miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders) by Jan Stefani. In June 2017 he made his role debut as Sarastro as part of the Choriner Opera Summer in the Chorin Monastery. In 2019 the young bass made his debut as Bartolo in the concert performance of “Le nozze di Figaro” with the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michal Klauza in the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio.