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Praised for his remarkably clear and impressive vocal production (Opera News) and powerful and imperious timbre (Baroquaides.com), Polish Baritone Hubert Zapiór, this year continuous his successful collaboration with Komische Oper Berlin, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, and Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera.
In the 2023/24 season in Berlin, he will perform as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Prinz Afron in the new production of Golden Cockerel and Conte Almaviva in the new production of Le nozze di Figaro. He will also come back to Oslo to perform as Guglielmo in the new production of Così fan tutte, and to the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Theater in Warsaw where in addition to his come back as Papageno he will take part in the premiere of the new production of Così fan tutte,
Polish baritone born in Brzesko.
He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art, Opera Academy - Young Talents Development Program class of Eytan Pessen at the Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, and from the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program at The Juilliard School where he studied with Edith Wiens.
Winner of The Opera Index Award at The Opera Index Vocal Competition 2018, The Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder/Song Vocal Competition 2018, The Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition 2018, The Career Bridges 2018, The First Prize in The Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition 2018, and The Second Prize and 3 Special Prizes including For The Best Interpretation of a Paderewski's Song in The Kosciuszko Foundation Marcela Sembrich International Voice Competition 2018 in New York. He is also a winner of the Second Prize at Loren L. Zachary Society International Vocal Competition in Los Angeles in 2019.
He has sung in the Polish premieres of Handel’s "Agrippina" (Lesbo) and Sciarrino’s "Luci mie traditrici" (Servo), as well as the title role in Mozart’s "Don Giovanni", the Count in "Le nozze di Figaro", Prosdocimo in Rossini’s "Il Turco in Italia" at the Warsaw Chamber Opera.
In the previous seasons Hubert Zapiór made his debuts at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Marquis d'Obigny in Verdi's "La Traviata", Teatr Wielki — Polish National Opera as Papageno in the Barrie Kosky’s production of "Die Zauberflöte" and as Marullo in Verdi's "Rigoletto". He made his American debut in Britten’s “War Requiem” with The Albany Symphony, performed at The Juilliard Opera in New York City as Herr Fluth in "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor", Neptune in Rameu’s "Hippolyte et Aricie" and the title role in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”.
Since 2019/20 season he was a member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Hannover where he appeared in roles including Papageno, Figaro in "Il barbiere di Siviglia", Guglielmo or Conte Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro".
From the 2022/23 season, Hubert Zapiór is a member of the Komische Oper Berlin ensemble.