Paweł Konik – baritone

Paweł Konik is a baritone born in Cieszyn/Poland.

Since artistic season 2018/19 Paweł Konik is soloist at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. 

Praised by Olyrix for his “virile, dense and sonorous voice” Paweł Konik starts season 2024/25  making his debut with Szczecin Philharmonic singing Raphael and Adam in Die Schöpfung by Haydn. At Staatsoper Stuttgart Paweł Konik will make two very important role debuts as The Traveller in Britten’s Death in Venice a coproduction of Stuttgarter Ballet and Staatsoper, and highly anticipated debut as Amfortas in Wagner’s masterpiece Parsifal.

His further operatic repertoire includes such roles as Orest in Elektra, Harlekin from Ariadne auf Naxos, Herr von Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier, and Der Einäugige in Die Frau ohne Schatten all by Strauss, Donner in Das Rheingold by Wagner, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, title roles in Don Giovanni, and Le nozze di Figaro, Andrey Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, among the others.

Previous seasons where filled with productions at, Dutch National Opera, Croatian National Theater, Opera Bałtycka in Gdańsk, Opera Wrocławska, Opera Śląska, Opera na Zamku in Szczecin, Philharmonie Köln, and Forum am Schloss in Ludwigsburg.

Concert and Lied repertoire led him to the Verbier Festival, Chopin and his Europe Festival, and the Brighton Festival as well as performances with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, the New Music Orchestra, the Silesian Philharmonic, Les Talens Lyriques, and Arte dei Suonatori. 

Paweł Konik graduated from The Yale University School of Music Opera Program where he worked with Doris Yarick-Cross and Richard Cross. During studies at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice he made his debut at the Baltic Opera in Gdansk singing Shvochniev in Shostakovitsh/Meyer’s “The Gamblers” for which he received a Jan Kiepura’s Music Award in the category of Best Singer’s Debut 2013.

He was as well a benefactor of the Akademia Operowa at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw where he studied with Izabela Kłosińska, Matthias Rexroth and Eytan Pessen.

Mr. Konik was honored to work and perform with conductors such as Bassem Akiki, Charles Dutoit, Killian Ferrell, Thomas Guggeis, Giuseppe Grazioli, Luka Hauser, Vlad Iftinca, Marek Janowski, Michał Klauza, Alexander Liebreich, Cornelius Meister, and Marc Piollet, Kristiina Poska, among the others.

On his artistic path Paweł Konik met such stage directors as: Pierre Audi, Andrzej Chyra, Paul-Georg Dittrich, Ted Huffman, Stephan Kimmig, Andrea Moses, Louisa Proske, Felix Rothenhäusler, Anika Rutkofsky, Marek Weiss, and Michał Znaniecki.

Paweł Konik was awarded a prestigious Horatio Parker Memorial Prize by Yale University. 

He received artistic scholarships from Polish Ministry of Culture, the Major of Cieszyn, and Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting.