B A R I T O N E
Praised for his “remarkably clear and impressive vocal production” (Opera News), Polish Baritone Hubert Zapiór joins the prestigious ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover from the 2019/20 season following his graduation from the Juilliard School last season.
This season in Hannover he will make his role debut as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and other roles with Hannover include his return to Papageno The Magic Flute and Marullo Rigoletto. Exciting future engagements include his role and house debut in a new production with Norwegian National Opera.
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 Programme in Warsaw, Poland and from the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies programme 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 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”.
Future engagements include debuts in Bayerische Staatsoper, Hannover Staatsoper, La Monnaie and Norwegian National Opera.