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Matthias Koziorowski


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Since the beginning of the 2021/22 season, the tenor has been a resident guest at Oper Graz, where he will make his role debut in three premieres: in the leading roles of Juan Damigo in N. Dostal's rarely performed operetta "Clivia" and Babinsky in Jaromir Weinberger's opera "Švanda dudák". He will be heard as Peter in the Austrian premiere of the opera "Morgen und Abend" by Georg Friedrich Haas.

Matthias Koziorowski – Tenor

Matthias Koziorowski is from Essen, where he studied with Prof. KS Wolfgang Millgramm at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to round off his musical training by attending master classes with Helen Donath, Janet Williams, Olaf Bär, Anja Harteros and Andreas Homoki. He is currently coached by Prof. Susanne Schimmack.

Seit Beginn der Spielzeit 2021/22 gehört der Tenor dem Ensemble der Oper Graz als Residenzgast an und gibt dort in drei Premieren sein Rollendebüt: in den tragenden Partien des Juan Damigo in N. Dostals selten aufgeführter Operette „Clivia“ und des Babinsky in Jaromir Weinbergers Oper „Švanda dudák“. In der österreichischen Erstaufführung der Oper „Morgen und Abend“ von Georg Friedrich Haas wird er als Peter zu hören sein.

Als Edwin (Die Csárdásfürstin) wird er an Staatsoperette Dresden zurückkehren.

2018 - 2020 Matthias Koziorowski was a member of the ensemble at Oper Halle, where he made his debut in numerous roles in his field, including Max (Der Freischütz), Alfredo (La traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Prinz (Rusalka), Stewa (Jenufa), Vasco da Gama (L'Africaine), Sou-Chong (The Land of Smiles), Candide, Fritz (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) and Guido Bardi (Eine florentinische Tragödie) in a production by Tobias Kratzer.

As another debut role, he was able to work his way into Erik (The Flying Dutchman) in Halle, but the planned performances had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

In the 2019-20 season, Mr Koziorowski made his role debut as Grigory/Dimitri in the new production of "Boris Godunov" at the Mainz State Theatre to great acclaim, and appeared as Vasco da Gama in "L'Africaine" at the Theater Lübeck. In 2019-18 he sang the leading role of handsome Mr. Hermann in Hindemith's "News of the Day" at the Coburg Theater, and was the tenor soloist in Dvořáks "Stabat Mater" at the Heidelberg Theater. In addition, he performed Verdi's Requiem in Düsseldorf, Lübeck and Münster, travelled to Sochi to sing gala concerts and gave his debut at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall with an operetta gala for Jacques Offenbach's 200th birthday (WDR broadcast transmission).

From 2015 to 2018 the young tenor was a member of the ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin, where he sang Cassio (Otello), the 1st Stranger (The Cousin from Nowhere), Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), the handsome Mr. Hermann (Hindemith's "News of the Day"), Tony (West Side Story), as well as Freddy (My Fair Lady) and the four Servant roles in "Tales of Hoffmann", among other roles. In his first season there he was awarded the "Conrad Ekhof Prize of the Association of Friends of Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin", a prestigious award for young talent. During his time in Schwerin, he was also a guest for three seasons as the Witch (Hansel and Gretel) at the Dresden State Operetta and in the roles of Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos), Cassio (Otello), 1st Chorus Member (Der ferne Klang) and Uldino (Attila) at the Lübeck Theater.

While still a student, he was hired in 2012 for two years as a member of the young ensemble at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. In the summer of 2013, Mr Koziorowski was also the first-prize winner at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg; at the opera festival there he sang the four Servant roles in “Tales of Hoffmann. As a result, he performed several times and regularly at Theater Kiel until autumn 2015, including as Fatty (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Merkur (Orpheus in the Underworld) and Hans Scholl (The White Rose). Other guest engagements during this time took him to theaters in Bremen, Dortmund, Chemnitz and Hagen.

Throughout his studies, he also cultivated a particularly close relationship to the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen. There Mr Koziorowski took the stage as a soloist in numerous children's operas, singing for instance Tamino in a "Children's Magic Flute", the Prince in "Sleeping Beauty" and the Witch in an adapted version of Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel". In addition, he played Ladas in "The Greek Passion" there and also worked in administration, as a theatre pedagogue and as head of the extras.

Mr Koziorowski also works as a concert singer. He has already sung the tenor solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony multiple times, most recently with the Bochumer Symphoniker under Steven Sloane. In addition, he has previously sung the Swan in Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and Mahler’s Lied von der Erde. His concert activities have led him until now to the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Philharmonie Essen, the Philharmonie Köln, the Berlin Cathedral, the Düsseldorf Tonhalle and the Elbphilharmonie. Future plans include "Das Lied von der Erde" in Munich and Carmina burana at the Gewandhaus Leipzig.

J. Beer

Polnische Hochzeit/Polish Wedding

Graf Boleslav

R. Benatzky

The White Horse Inn

Dr. Siedler

L. Bernstein


Candide (de)

West Side Story

Tony (en)

N. Dostal


Juan Damigo (de)

A. Dvořák


The Prince (de, cs)

G. F. Haas

Morgen und Abend

Peter (de)

P. Hindemith

News of the Day

Handsomde Mr. Hermann (de)

E. Humperdinck

Sleeping Beauty

The Prince (de)

L. Janáček


Števa Buryja (cs)

E. Kálmán

The Csárdás Princess

Edwin (de)

E. Künneke

The Cousin from Nowhere

1st Stranger (de)

F. Lehár

The Land of Smiles

Prince Suo-Chong (de)

The Merry Widow

Danilo (de)

G. Meyerbeer


Vasco da Gama (fr)

W. A. Mozart

The Magic Flute

1st Armoured Man, 2nd Priest

M. Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov

Grigori/Dimitri (ru) 1872 Edition incl. Poland-Act

J. Offenbach

The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

Fritz (de, fr)

F. Schmitt

Notre Dame

Gringoire (de)

J. Strauss

Die Fledermaus / The Bat

Alfred, Eisenstein

R. Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

An Italian Singer (it)


1st Jew, 3rd Jew (de)

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Lensky (ru)

G. Verdi


Cassio (it)

La Traviata

Alfredo (it)

R. Wagner

The Flying Dutchman


Tristan und Isolde

Melot, Young Sailor

J. Weinberger

Švanda dudák

Babinsky (cs)

C. M. v. Weber

Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter)


A. v. Zemlinsky

Eine florentinische Tragödie

Guido Bardi

Roles in preparation:

L. v. Beethoven



G. Bizet


Don José (fr)

W. A. Mozart


Idomeneo (it)

G. Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Pinkerton (it)


Cavaradossi (it)

B. Smetana

The Bartered Bride

Hans (de)

R. Strauss



J. S. Bach
Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist)
L. v. Beethoven
Choral Fantasy, op 80
Mass in C Major
Symphony No. 9
Christ on the Mount of Olives, op 85
A. Bruckner
Te Deum
B. Chilcott
St. John Passion (Evangelist)
A. Dvořák
Mass in D Major, op 86
Stabat Mater
J. Haydn
The Creation
G. F. Handel
G. Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
L. S. Meinardus
König Salomo
F. Mendelssohn
Hymn of Praise
W. A. Mozart
Vesperae solemnes de confessore
C. Orff
Carmina burana (Swan)
G. Puccini
Missa di gloria
C. Saint-Saëns
Oratorio de Noël
F. Schubert
Lazarus (Part of Nathanael)
G. Verdi


All information are subject to change

30. October 2021 (Premiere) 31 Dec ‘21 /12/28./30 Jan ‘22
Juan Damigo „Clivia“ (N. Dostal)
Oper Graz
Conductor: Marius Burkert/Julian Gaudiano, Director: Frank Hilbrich
18 December 2021 (Premiere) and 22 Dec 2021 /07/09/13 Jan /02/05 Feb /11/27 Mar /03 Apr ‘22
Babinsky „Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer“ (J. Weinberger)
Oper Graz
Conductor: Marius Burkert/Robert Jindra, Director: Dirk Schmeding
12 February 2022 (Premiere) and 17 Feb./02/05/13/25 Mar./06/22/24 Apr. ‘22
Peter „Morgen und Abend“ (G.F. Haas) – Austrian Premiere
Oper Graz
Conductor: Roland Kluttig, Director: Immo Karaman

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