Mariusz Kwiecien is recognized worldwide as one of the leading baritones before the public today. Known for his handsome voice, incisive musicianship and captivating stage presence, he performs with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Bavarian State Opera, and with many other renowned theaters around the world. He is in demand for his portrayals of the title role in Don Giovanni, King Roger, and Eugene Onegin, as well as for Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Riccardo in I puritani, and Rodrigo di Posa in Don Carlo.
Bookending Mr. Kwiecien’s current season are engagements with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: firstly he performs Marcello in a highly-anticipated new production of La bohème, and later in the season he sings the title role of Don Giovanni - a role he also performs with the Dallas Opera. He returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, the Vienna State Opera as Eugene Onegin, and the Bayerische Staatsoper as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. Last season, Mr. Kwiecien sang Alphonse in La Favorite with the Bayerische Staatsoper and Eugene Onegin with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera and Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Don Giovanni. Additionally, in Krakow he sang Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale and in Warsaw he performed Eugene Onegin.