Mariusz Kwiecień is back in Seattle

Mariusz Kwiecień is back in Seattle

Polish Studies Endowment fund raising opera event

Saturday, May 9, 7:30pm in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Seattle Opera

Sunday, May 10, 6:00pm ‘up close and personal’ at a private reception

Mariusz Kwiecień, the Polish baritone, whose Don Giovanni gave the
Seattle audience goose bumps, received the 2007 Opera Artist of the
Year’s award. In May 2009, he returns to the Seattle Opera as Count
Almaviva in a new production of The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di
. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most popular, this opera is charming,
lighthearted and endlessly enjoyable. It combines breathtaking arias and
ensembles with a strong, highly entertaining plot. Le nozze di Figaro
sparkles with genius.

alt=”[figaro photo 1]” width=400> The Marriage of Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, 2007

Famous for his velvet baritone and magnetic stage
presence, Mariusz Kwiecień opened the 2008/2009 season in Paris as

Eugene in Eugene Oniegin. Among his recent engagements are: Don Giovanni
in London Covent Garden and Opera Krakowska; at the Metropolitan Opera:
La Boheme (Marcello), Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico), and the 125th Met
Anniversary Gala; Karol Szymanowski’s Król Roger at the Opera National
de Paris; Le nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva) at Teatro Real de Madrid
and the Seattle Opera.

The UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites
you to the Seattle Opera on May 9, 2009. The reception at a private
residence the following day will provide an opportunity to meet Mariusz
Kwiecień in person. Your $100 donation will include an opera ticket and
the reception with Mr. Kwiecień. To make reservations please contact Ewa
or call 206.362.3829 by April 15,

All proceeds from the event will benefit the UW Polish Studies
Endowment. For more information visit www.polishstudiesuw.org