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Matthias Koziorowski

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Regine Dierse

Phone: +49 40 35719380
E-Mail: info@kulturkontor.de

Since the beginning of the 2021/22 season, Matthias Koziorowski has been a resident guest with the Graz Opera ensemble and will make his role debuts there in 2022/23 as Hans (The Bartered Bride) and Tichon (Katja Kabanova), as well as singing the tenor part in a staged version of Britten's "War Requiem". In 2020/21 Matthias Koziorowski made his role debuts in three leading roles in his field. He sang Babinsky in Weinberger's "Švanda dudák" (Schwanda the Bagpiper) and Juan Damigo in Dostal's operetta "Clivia" with extraordinary success. Furthermore, he was Peter in the Austrian premiere of the opera "Morgen und Abend" by G. F. Haas.

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

Since the beginning of the 2021/22 season, Matthias Koziorowski has been a resident guest with the Graz Opera ensemble and will make his role debuts there in 2022/23 as Hans (The Bartered Bride) and Tichon (Katja Kabanova), as well as singing the tenor part in a staged version of Britten's "War Requiem". He will also appear in concerts with the Graz Philharmonic as soloist in Schumann's "Scenes from Goethe's Faust", and as soloist in Janáček's "The Diary of One Who Disappeared". In 2020/21 Matthias Koziorowski made his role debuts at the Graz Opera in three leading roles in his field. He sang Babinsky in Weinberger's "Švanda dudák" (Schwanda the Bagpiper) and Juan Damigo in Dostal's operetta "Clivia" with extraordinary success. Furthermore, he was Peter in the Austrian premiere of the opera "Morgen und Abend" by G. F. Haas.

In December 2022 Matthias Koziorowski can also be heard in the title role in Bernstein's "Candide" at the Kölner Philharmonie. Other recent guest engagements have taken him to the Staatstheater Mainz in the double role of Grigori/Dimitrij (Boris Godunov), to the Dortmund Opera as Danilo (The Merry Widow) and to the Teatro Regio di Parma with Weill's "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny". He also appeared as soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Philharmonie Essen and the Alte Oper Frankfurt and sang the tenor solo in Dvořák's "Stabat Mater" at the Festival for European Church Music in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

2018 - 2020 the tenor was an ensemble member of the Halle Opera, where he made his debut in numerous roles in his field, including Max (Der Freischütz), Alfredo (La traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Prince (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 the part of Erik (The Flying Dutchman) in Halle, but the planned performances had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

During his permanent engagement in Halle, he made guest appearances in the role of the Handsome Mr. Hermann in Hindemith's "News of the Day" at the Coburg Landestheater. Her returned to the Dresden State Operetta as part of an operetta revue with music by Franz Lehár and to the Lübeck Theatre as Vasco da Gama (L'Africaine). He was also engaged as soloist in Dvořák's "Stabat Mater" at the Heidelberg Theatre and sang Verdi's Requiem in Düsseldorf, Lübeck and Münster. He made his house debut at the Kölner Philharmonie in 2019 with an operetta gala on the occasion of Jacques Offenbach's 200th birthday (WDR radio broadcast).

From 2015 to 2018 Matthias Koziorowski was a member of the ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre in Schwerin, where he made his debut in the spinto repertoire in spring 2018 with the role of the Handsome Mr. Herrmann in Hindemith's rarely performed opera “News of the Day”. Previously he sang there, among others, Cassio (Otello), Tony (West Side Story), the 1st Stranger (The Cousin from Nowhere), Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), Freddy (My Fair Lady) as well as the four servant roles in "The Tales of Hoffmann" and the tenor solo in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. In his very first season, he was awarded the prestigious Conrad Ekhof Prize for exceptionally talented young singers for his performances there. During his time in Schwerin, he also made guest appearances over three seasons as the Witch (Hansel and Gretel) at the Dresden State Operetta, as Fatty at the Koblenz Theatre and in the roles of Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos), Cassio (Otello), 1st Chorister (Der ferne Klang) and Uldino (Attila) at the Lübeck Theatre.

While still a student, he was engaged for two years as a member of the young ensemble at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. In 2013, Matthias Koziorowski was also the first prize winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Competition and sang the four servants in "The Tales of Hoffmann" at the opera festival there. As a result, he made several regular guest appearances at the Kiel Theatre until autumn 2015, including as Fatty (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Mercury (Orpheus in the Underworld) and Hans Scholl (The White Rose). Further guest engagements during this time also took him to the theatres 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.

Matthias Koziorowski is also active in the concert field and has already taken on the tenor solo in Beethoven's 9th Symphony several times, including at the invitation of Steven Sloane with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. He has also sung the Swan in "Carmina Burana", Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's "Creation", Verdi's Requiem, Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" and Mahler's "Lied von der Erde". His concert activities have taken him to the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Philharmonie Essen, the Philharmonie Köln, the Berlin Cathedral, the Düsseldorf Tonhalle and the Elbphilharmonie.

J. Beer

Polnische Hochzeit/Polish Wedding

Graf Boleslav

R. Benatzky

The White Horse Inn

Dr. Siedler

L. Bernstein

Candide

Candide (de)

West Side Story

Tony (en)

N. Dostal

Clivia

Juan Damigo (de)

A. Dvořák

Rusalka

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

Jenůfa

Števa Buryja (cs)

Katja Kabanova

Tichon (cs, from 3/2023)

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

L’Africaine

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)

B. Smetana

The Bartered Bride

Hans (de)

J. Strauss

Die Fledermaus / The Bat

Alfred, Eisenstein

R. Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

An Italian Singer (it)

Salome

1st Jew, 3rd Jew (de)

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Lensky (ru)

G. Verdi

Otello

Cassio (it)

La Traviata

Alfredo (it)

R. Wagner

The Flying Dutchman

Erik

Tristan und Isolde

Melot, Young Sailor

C. M. v. Weber

Der Freischütz (The Freeshooter)

Max

J. Weinberger

Švanda dudák

Babinsky (cs)

A. v. Zemlinsky

Eine florentinische Tragödie

Guido Bardi

Roles in preparation:

L. v. Beethoven

Fidelio

Florestan

G. Bizet

Carmen

Don José (fr)

S. Prokofiev

The Love for Three Oranges

The Prince (de)

R. Strauss

Arabella

Matteo

Salome

Narraboth

R. Wagner

Parsifal

Parsifal

K. Weill

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Jim Mahoney (de)

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
B. Britten
War Requiem
A. Bruckner
Te Deum
B. Chilcott
St. John Passion (Evangelist)
A. Dvořák
Mass in D Major, op 86
Requiem
Stabat Mater
J. Haydn
The Creation
G. F. Handel
Messiah
L. Janáček
The Diary of One Who Disappeared
G. Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde
8th Symphony
L. S. Meinardus
König Salomo
F. Mendelssohn
Elijah
Hymn of Praise
W. A. Mozart
Requiem
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)
R. Schumann
Scenes from Goethe’s Faust
G. Verdi
Requiem

News:

All information are subject to change

24 September (Premiere) and 02/12/22 September as well as 04 November 2022
Tenor „War Requiem“ (B. Britten), staged version
Oper Graz
Conductors: Roland Kluttig, Johannes Braun, Director: Lorenzo Fioroni
26. November (Premiere) as well as 01/07/11/31 December 2022, 08/13 January 2023, 04 February and 02 March 2023
Hans „Die verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride“ (B. Smetana)
Oper Graz
Conductor: Roland Kluttig, Director: Adriana Altaras
04 December 2022
Candide „Candide“ (L. Bernstein) – Concert performance with texts based on Loriot
Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne
Conductor: Christian Jeub, Gürzenich-Chor, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
18 March 2023 (Premiere) as well as 23/29 March, 14/16/19/21/29 April and 12/14 May 2023
Tichon „Káťa Kabanová“ (L. Janáček
Oper Graz
Conductor: Roland Kluttig, Director: Anika Rutkofsky
27 March 2023
Tenor „Tagebuch eines Verschollenen/ The Diary of One Who Disappeared“ (L. Janáček)
Oper Graz
Conductor: Roland Kluttig
14/22 June 2023
Tenor „Szenen aus Goethes Faust/Scenes from Goethe’s Faust“ (R. Schumann)
Oper Graz
Conductor: Roland Kluttig