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Aleko in Wroclaw Opera 28.03.2011

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Come to see Szymon Wach as Starik in this amazing Rachmaninoff Opera!
Data: 2011-04-03

Dwa spektakle ALEKO Sergiusza Rachmaninowa w rezyserii Jacka Jabrzyka zaprezentowala licznej, wroclawskiej publicznosci  Akademia Muzyczna. W Operze Wroclawskiej w roli solistów wystapili studenci dyplomanci Wydzialu Wokalnego, Orkiestra Symfoniczna pod dyrekcja Robertasa Servenikasa – dyrygenta goscinnego z Wilna oraz Chór “Feichtinum” Akademii Muzycznej. Zapraszamy wkrótce na szersza relacje z tego wydarzenia.
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Ann Murray Masterclass Friday 25 May 2012

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Ann Murray Masterclass
Friday 25 May 2012

“Bass-baritone Szymon Wach is Polish, from Wroclaw, and he, like the others, studied at the Guildhall.  (The Guildhall certainly “has talent”, it seems.)

I went to the Balcony to hear the honeyed tones of this remarkable bass-baritone, and admired the way the tutor drew from him the varying moods demanded by Rachmaninoff’s heart-rending aria from Aleko.”

Read more: http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/what-s-on/entertainments/sexy-performances-at-this-year-s-superb-meads-music-festival-1-3885124#ixzz3wsnhD2TX
Review from the event:
http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/what-s-on/entertainments/sexy-performances-at-this-year-s-superb-meads-music-festival-1-3885124

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Bach – Mass in B Minor

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Saturday 11th May 2013

7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater

Bach – Mass in B Minor
Bass – Szymon Wach

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Barbican: Russian Songs Recital Szymon Wach

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Szymon Wach at the Barbican: Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky

Date: Thu 3 October 2013
Time: 6pm

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Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Szymon Wach take to the Barbican stage before LSO concert with performances of complementary repertoire.
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Tonight’s concert features songs by Tchaikovsky & Mussorgsky.

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For more information please click here.
http://www.theculturecapitalexchange.co.uk/2013/08/27/guildhall-artists-at-the-barbican-tchaikovsky-mussorgsky/

Repertoire:

Tchaikovsky

Op 38 nos 3 & 1:
In the midst of the ball
Don Juan’s serenade

Mussorgsky

from Sunless:
Elegy
On the river

The song of the Flea

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Op 46. Nos 3 & 4:
Tears
In the garden

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Britghton Festival Concert

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Monday 21 May
Brighton Festival
Royal Pavilion
Szymon Wach Concert

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Carmen

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Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus present:

CARMEN

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St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Leader: Steve Bingham
Carmen, a gypsy girl Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano)

Zuniga, Lieutenant of Dragoons Szymon Wach (bass)

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Cosi fan tutte

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Join Opera Lyrica on the 9th, 10th and 11th May at the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill, London for a revival of our most successful production to date – Così fan tutte.
Szymon Wach- Don Alfonso
http://www.operalyrica.co.uk/cosigrave-fan-tutte1.html

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Cosi fan tutte Review

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“Szymon Wach, a Guildhall music school graduate with international work experience gave an unforgettable form of the cunning Alfonso.”
http://www.dailynewsservice.co.uk/cosi-fan-tutte-opera-lyrica/

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Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

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Opera Nova Bydgoszcz
Szymon Wach- Herr Reich

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Od 1994 roku odbywa sie on corocznie i jest to najwiekszy tego typu w Polsce przeglad najciekawszych dokonan teatrów muzycznych – krajowych i zagranicznych.

Bydgoskie Festiwale Operowe odbywaja sie w jednym z najnowoczesniej wyposazonych polskich teatrów muzycznych. Na pieknej, wielkiej scenie bydgoskiej Operze Nova swe doroczne spotkanie, wyznaczaja sobie wiosna teatry operowe z kraju i zespoly zagraniczne. Dwa festiwalowe tygodnie to czas spotkan twórców, ludzi kultury z entuzjastami róznorodnych gatunków muzycznych: opery, operetki, musicalu, baletu: klasycznego i nowoczesnego oraz znakomita forma promocji tych sztuk. Tradycja jest, iz pierwszy ze spektakli to premiera w wykonaniu “gospodarza”, Opery Nova. Kolejne wieczory przeznaczamy na prezentacje zaproszonych Teatrów. Bydgoskie Festiwale Operowe finansowane sa ze srodków Urzedu Marszalkowskiego Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego oraz Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Festiwalowi towarzysza wystawy, przeglad filmów muzycznych na DVD, a takze ( od 2008 r.) wykonania oper kameralnych – artystyczne propozycje studentów polskich akademii muzycznych. Goraco zapraszamy do uczestnictwa w swiecie opery !
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Don Giovanni

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Szymon Wach as Leporello in Don Giovanni W.A. Mozart

Performances:
Don Giovanni July 31 and Aug. 2 2014

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ENOA Workshops and concerts 31.07 – 5.08.2011

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Szymon Wach as-Ferrando and Leporello

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Fontainebleau

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31 July, 01,07,08,14,15 August
Fontainebleau Festival
Szymon Wach as Dulcamara, Sharpless and Figaro.

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Fontainebleau Festival review

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“le baryton Szymon Wach devrait, faire une belle carrière.”
http://artatoutfaire.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/eleves-de-la-guild-hall-school.html

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Francesca di Foix

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FRANCESCA DI FOIX by Donizetti; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Silk Street Theatre; London, UK; 31 October 2013; ELIZABETH DESBRULAIS- as Il paggio; JOSHUA MILLS - as Il Duca; SZYMON WACH as Il Conte; PIRAN LEGG - as Il Re; ANNA GILLINGHAM - as Francesca; Conductor - Dominic Wheeler; Director - Stephen Barlow; Designer - Yannis Thavoris; Lighting Designer - David Howe; Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

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Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Friday 8, Monday 11 November 2013, 7pm, Silk Street Theatre

Donizetti’s Francesca di Foix, a comic cautionary tale about the perils of being an overprotective husband.

more on: http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/about_the_school/news/view/article/award_winning_opera_department_presents_a_double_bill_of_debussy_and_donizetti/

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Francesca di Foix review

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FRANCESCA DI FOIX by Donizetti; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Silk Street Theatre; London, UK; 31 October 2013; ELIZABETH DESBRULAIS- as Il paggio; JOSHUA MILLS - as Il Duca; SZYMON WACH as Il Conte; PIRAN LEGG - as Il Re; ANNA GILLINGHAM - as Francesca; Conductor - Dominic Wheeler; Director - Stephen Barlow; Designer - Yannis Thavoris; Lighting Designer - David Howe; Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

Francesca di Foix:
“Szymon Wach was a brilliantly hand-wringing, desperately jealous Count”
http://onestoparts.com/review-nov-2013-guildhall-gsmd-debussy-donizetti

“The best of the cast was Szymon Wach’s Count, who doesn’t get an aria, but manages to draw the most detailed and funny character, and is able to act with the voice just as ably as he can physically.”
http://capricciomusic.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/lenfant-prodigue-and-francesca-di-foix.html

“As the Count, Szymon Wach had a lovely line in bewildered stupidity and displayed a promising young bass even though he has the least interesting music to sing.”
https://operanotes.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/francesca-di-foix-delights/

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Grand Finale

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Merola Opera Program Presents:
Merola Grand Finale and Reception
7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 16

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Tickets: $45 Grand Tier & Orchestra Prime/$35 Orchestra/$25 Dress Circle
Reception begins at 10 p.m. in the Opera House Café
*Reception tickets are an additional $50 each

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Szymon Wach- Alidoro

review: http://sfciviccenter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/merola-opera-grand-finale-2014.html
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/merola-finale-just-the-beginning

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Szymon Wach sang an Alidoro’s aria from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and it was a particular treat hearing Wach’s young, pretty, pliable bass-baritone in music that is usually assigned to gruffer, older singers.
http://sfciviccenter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/merola-opera-grand-finale-2014.html

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I Pazzi per progetto

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Monday 2, Wednesday 4, Friday 6 & Monday 9 March 2015, 7pm, Silk Street Theatre
Blinval- Szymon Wach

UK stage premiere of Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto a comic opera in which madness, misunderstandings and mistaken identity come to the fore. The production opens on 2 March and is directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans and conducted by Dominic Wheeler.

Donzetti’s I pazzi per progetto, translated as ‘Madmen by Design’, has a neglected history, having been almost forgotten about for over 100 years from 1845 until a new revision was produced in 1977. The opera, with a libretto by Domenico Gilardoni, is a farce in one act which centres on the reunion of Norina and her remote military husband Blinval In this role Szymon Wach. The reunion takes place in a psychiatric hospital which is run by Norina’s Uncle, Darlemont, and such a setting allows the two characters to alternately pose as crazy in order to find out the true feelings of each other. All of these ingredients result in a farce in its purest form.

http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/news/view/article/world_stage_premiere_of_arnolds_the_dancing_master_and_uk_stage_premiere_of_donizettis_i_pazzi/

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I Pazzi per Progetto by Donizetti; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Silk STreet Theatre; London, UK; 26 February 2015; Cast A ALISON LANGER as Norina SZYMON WACH as Blinval MARTIN HAESSLER as Don Eustachio EMMA KERR as Cristina DAVID SHIPLEY as Darlemont DAVID IRELAND as Frank MILAN SILJANOV as Venanzio Conductor: Dominic Wheeler Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans Designer: Yannis Thavoris Lighting Designer: Richard Howell Photo Credit: © CLIVE BARDA

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SZYMON WACH as Blinval
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“Szymon Wach as Brinval, the philandering Colonel, has a nice, Corbelli-ish voice and, I thought, sang well and looked suitably bewildered. ”
operanotes
https://operanotes.wordpress.com/tag/i-pazzi-per-progetto/

“Production and performance standards were, as always, sky high […] great contribution from Szymon Wach.”
https://garethjames.wordpress.com/tag/szymon-wach/

“As Blinval, Szymon Wach began with a full tone, well-shaped phrasing and characterful charm.” – See more at: http://www.operatoday.com/content/2015/03/double_bill_at_.php#sthash.ElibpPv8.dpuf

“Szymon Wach as Blinval displayed a fine lyric baritone and a strong bent for comedy.”
http://www.planethugill.com/2015/03/unusual-double-operas-by-donizetti-and.html

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Il Commendatore – Szymon Wach

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24 – 27 kwietnia – godzina 19.00
Sala Koncertowa Akademii Muzycznej, Gdańsk, ul. Łąkowa 1/2
W. A. MOZART – „DON GIOVANNI”

Reżyseria: Dariusz Paradowski
Kierownictwo muzyczne: Przemysław Stanisławski
Scenografia: Ewa Ignatowicz
Kostiumy: Paulina Maksjan
Soliści: studenci Wydziału Wokalno – Aktorskiego
Orkiestra Kameralna Akademii Muzycznej

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JS Bach Passion

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April 4th, 2009 JS Bach Passion. St. Matthew BWV 244. Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdynia –  Szymon Wach- Bass  Gdansk AM Chamber Orchestra cond. prof. Paul Esswood,

April 5th, 2009  – Concert Hall of the Music Academy in Gdansk – JS Bach Passion. St. Matthew BWV 244.  Gdansk AM Chamber Orchestra cond. prof. Paul Esswood,

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La Cenerentola

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La scala di seta

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18-20 March 2010
“La scala di seta”
(opera in one act)
Music: Gioachino Rossini
libretto by Giuseppe Foppa
Director: Cezary Tomaszewski
Germano: Szymon Wach
Performances take place in the Theatre Hall of the Academy of Music.

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Macbeth

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Verdi’s MACBETH – 2012 production of Kennet Opera

“The instruments of darkness”

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Szymon Wach- Banquo

Stage Director, Greg Eldridge; Musical Director, Rebecca Berkley; Producer, Rowena Robinson.

Musically and visually stunning, we think our November 2012 production of Macbeth was the first ever staged in West Berkshire.

In this production, we sought to oppose the forces of mankind – with their love of artificial power structures and the trinkets that symbolise them – with those of nature. Within the world of this production, still ancient Scottish in structure but updated in costume and appearance, the parallels between man and nature may be made as clear as those between the past and the present.

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Masterclass with Anita Garanca

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26.05.2011, Szymon Wach was invited by Akademia Operowa to sing on a masterclass with Anita Garanca,
The Masterclass will be taking place in Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa on 16. 05. 2011.
at  18.00 Everyone is invited!

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Masterclass with Carol Vaness

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Masterclass with Carol Vaness, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Conservatory
– See more at: https://www.sfcv.org/article/music-lovers-guide-to-the-merola-opera-program#sthash.vV9lBB38.dpuf

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Mediterranean songs recording

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Merola behind the scenes pictures

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Thank you all for such a great time!

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Merola press conference

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Meet the Merolini
Friday, June 6, 2014
Photography by Kristen Loken — at SF Opera House.

Bass-baritone Szymon Wach, from Poland, apparently still jet-lagged, paused when asked about his relationship to music. But then he made a memorable statement about musicians “being like priests,” completely devoting themselves to the performance and the audience. He will sing Leporello in the staged performances of Don Giovanni. – See more at: https://www.sfcv.org/article/amazing-variety-among-merolini#sthash.gl9ATClg.dpuf

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Nevill Holt Opera- Rigoletto

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http://www.nevillholtopera.co.uk/2016-festival/

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Owen Wingrave

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Wednesday 5, Friday 7, Monday 10, Wednesday 12 June at 7pm, Silk Street Theatre

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QWEN WINGRAVE by Benjamin Britten; Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Silk Street; London, UK; 3 June 2013; PIRAN LEGG as Owen Wingrave; MARTA FONTANALS-SIMMONS as Kate Julian; SAMANTHA CRAWFORD as Mrs Coyle; SYMON WACH as Spencer Coyle; ANNA GILLINGHAM as Mrs Julian; GERARD SCHNEIDER as General Sir Philip Wingrave/Narrator; ADAM SMITH as Lechmere; ROISIN WALSH as Miss Wingrave; DOMINIC WHEELER - Conductor; KELLY ROBINSON - Director; MADELEINE BOYD - Designer; MARK JONATHAN - Lighting Designer; JAMES ADKINS - Video Designer; Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

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SZYMON WACH as Spencer Coyle;
Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPALL

A co-production with Banff Centre, Canada

Originally intended for both television and stage, Britten’s pacifist opera Owen Wingrave is presented by the Guildhall in a co-production with the Banff Centre, Canada, where it will receive its Canadian premiere with a cast of Guildhall singers in August 2013. Written at a time of US intervention in Vietnam, the opera raises political and social issues as well as domestic ones, and is one of Britten’s most rarely performed operas.
– See more at: http://www.fabermusic.com/news/britten-100-guildhall-schools-owen-wingrave-production-in-london-canada-1157#sthash.pD4mKmqc.dpuf
http://www.fabermusic.com/news/britten-100-guildhall-schools-owen-wingrave-production-in-london-canada-1157

 

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Radziejowice 4 – 14 lipca 2010 roku

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Radziejowice 4 – 14 lipca 2010 roku.

Masterclass with the greatest international soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara

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Recenzja ze spektaklu “Aleko”

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Niedojrzalosc dzieci kwiatów. Recenzja opery „Aleko”, spektaklu dyplomowego Akademii Muzycznej

Jesli wydaje sie nam, ze w studenckich przedstawieniach wieje nuda, a amatorszczyzna jest ich wspólnym mianownikiem trzeba natychmiast zreformowac poglady. Wprawdzie inscenizacje „Aleko” dokonana na scenie Opery Wroclawskiej silami kadry naukowej i studentów Akademii Muzycznej trudno nazwac w pelni udanym przedsiewzieciem, ale tez w operze Sergiusza Rachmaninowa zdarzyly sie momenty zaskakujaco barwne i dynamiczne.

Egzaminy dyplomowe studenci uczelni artystycznych zdaja co roku, glównie w formie aranzowanych przez uczelnie spektakli. Z reguly przychodza je obejrzec jedynie bliscy i znajomi. Ale do opery powinni takze zajrzec melomani i nie bez powodu. Zagranica podobne projekty przyciagaja agentów operowych, którzy uwaznie przygladaja sie mlodym spiewakom szukajac wsród nich talentów, w jakie warto zainwestowac czas i pieniadze. W Polsce takie praktyki naleza do rzadkosci, ale po spektaklu „Aleko” juz wiadomo, ze bas Szymona Wacha (partia Starego Cygana) to prawdziwy skarb, a umiejetnie rozwijany moze dac mu w najblizszej przyszlosci sukces.

Przedstawienie operowe przygotowane przez dyplomantów to takze okazja do konfrontacji z wyjatkowo rzadkim repertuarem. Teraz wystawiono slynna (choc w Polsce znana bardziej z przewodników operowych) jednoaktówke „Aleko” Sergiusza Rachmaninowa. W polowie kwietnia natomiast zobaczymy „Kserksesa” Georga Friedricha Händla. Kolejna rzadko prezentowana perla, tym razem barokowej spuscizny niemieckiego geniusza z Halle.

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Speaking Concerts

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Koncert  z cyklu „Speaking Concerts” – “Rossini Saute”
14th May 2010

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Szymon Wach Joins Merola San Francisco Opera

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Szymon Wach was chosen one of 23 singers from over 1000 artists applying in 2014.
Szymon will be singing the role of Leporello in San Francisco Merola Opera program production of Don Giovanni and Alidoro from Rossini’s Cenerentola In Merola Grand Finale.

Merola Opera Program

Merola Opera Program is a world-renowned opera training and performance program for promising young artists and closely associated with San Francisco Opera. Named for San Francisco Opera’s first general director, Gaetano Merola, the Merola Opera Program began during the 1954-55 season and established its full training program in 1957.

Merola has served as a proving ground for hundreds of artists, including Brian Asawa, Gregory Carroll, Mark Delavan, Julianna Di Giacomo, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Bryan Hymel, Gary Lakes, Joyce DiDonato, Sylvia McNair, Anna Netrebko, Patricia Racette, Kurt Streit, Fernando del valle, Patrick Summers, Ruth Ann Swenson, Jess Thomas, Riki Turofsky, Ricardo Bernal, Carol Vaness, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, and Dolora Zajick.

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Szymon Wach one of Jerwood young artist 2012

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Szymon Wach one of Jerwood young artist 2012!
Since 2005 Glyndebourne has increased its investment in developing young talent with the inauguration of the Jerwood Development Scheme.

This programme aims to provide training opportunities for the future soloists in Glyndebourne Opera Festival.

The singers work with leading conductors, directors, choreographers, theatre specialists and vocal coaches to enhance their skills and experience.

The scheme has been made possible through the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

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4,  6, 8, 10 March 7pm

Szymon Wach (Fire-Eater/Ape/Big Green Fisherman/Ringmaster/Farmer)

With its huge orchestral and choral resources, framing an ensemble of virtuosic principal roles and combined with theatrical demands including a puppet show, a funfair where unsuspecting boys are turned into circus donkeys and a touching reunion in the belly of a whale, Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton’s version of Collodi’s classic fairy tale represents one of the largest and most ambitious productions in recent years.

Commissioned by Opera North with Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the opera received its world premiere in December 2007 to great acclaim and was revived in 2010, of which The Guardian wrote: ‘by the end we are fully – even painfully – aware of the emotional and moral complexities that Pinocchio’s transformation from puppet into “real boy” will entail’.

http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/music/news/view/article/the_guildhall_opera_department_presents_jonathan_dove_and_alasdair_middletons_the_adventures_of_p/
Reserved tickets: £25 (£15 concessions) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk)

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The Baritone of Love

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The wonderful journey through the Opera, love and its different aspects.

Szymon Wach- Baritone

Chris Ma- Piano

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The Nose- Shostakovich

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16517251890_6d89406fa4_zSzymon Wach covering a few roles- Clerk, Student, Gentleman for the Royal Opera House production of The Nose.

See more: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/the-nose-by-barrie-kosky

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Un Ballo in Maschera

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UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Giuseppe Verdi
with CHROMA Chamber Ensemble

June 6,9,12,13,16,19,20

Samuel- Szymon Wach

Original libretto by Eugène Scribe adapted by Antonio Somma
Sung in English in translation by Graham Billing
Orchestration by Francis Griffin

Conductor Oliver Gooch
Director Timothy Nelson

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An ominous love triangle sits at the heart of this marvellous opera. Riccardo is a popular ‘people’s premier’; Amelia is helplessly in love with him; Renato is Riccardo’s loyal right-hand man – and also Amelia’s husband. We are in the intense world of power politics, swirling with compelling counter currents. As we follow the dramatic storyline from conspiracy to clairvoyance and from love to loathing, intriguing themes and secondary characters emerge before the final sensational Masked Ball scene .
Verdi’s music for Ballo in maschera, with the incandescent love duet at its core, is beautiful beyond description, expressing profound emotion yet always tuneful. As relevant today as the day it was written, the opera is Shakespearian in its scope and, though ultimately tragic, is also somehow shot through with humour and pervaded by a mysterious aura of gaiety.

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Violetta’s Party

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7th May 2015
Bath International Music Festival and
IFORD ARTS presents Violetta’s Party a concert curated and accompanied on piano by OLIVER GOOCH with a quartet of its current and future stars: ALINKA KOZARI, soprano, CHRISTOPHER TURNER, tenor; MARIANNE VIDAL, mezzo and SZYMON WACH bass baritone.

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