B A R I T O N E
Praised for his remarkably clear and impressive vocal production (Opera News), Polish Baritone Hubert Zapiór, this year, after his successful time in the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover joins the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin.
In the 2022/23 season in Berlin he will perform as Bill in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Papageno in Die Zauberflüte, Pantalone in Die Liebe zu drei Orangen and Guglielmo in the premiere of Così fan tutte. He will also come back as Don Giovanni in the Wrocław Opera, Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro in the Staatsoper Hannover and Papageno in Die Zauberflüte in the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Theater in Warsaw.
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 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 joins the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin.