Arnold Rutkowski


Tenor ARNOLD RUTKOWSKI was born in Lodz - Poland. He is a laureate of such vocal competitions as: Operalia, Klassikmania, Ada Sari Competition and Jan Kiepura European Tenor Competition. Singer made his international debut in Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena as Don José in Bizet's Carmen in 2009. He performed also in Teatro Ravenna, Teatro Ferrara, Opera San Juan (Puerto Rico), Phoenix Metropolitan Opera, Festival in Szeged (Hungary), Volksoper in Vienna, Staatsoper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Oper Leipzig, Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Mikhailovski Theater in St. Petersburg, the National Opera in Helsinki, the Royal Opera in Stockholm, opera houses in Budapest, Toulon, Marseille, Lima (Peru), Lyon, Zürich and Oslo, at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre de Genève, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Michigan Opera in Detroit, Sydney Opera House, Theater Wiessbaden and Herodes Theater in Athens. In 2015, he performed as Vodemon in Iolanta at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. This production directed by Dmitry Tcherniakov was released on DVD. In 2017, he made his debut as Pollione in V. Bellini's Norma at the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, alongside Edita Gruberova, and in 2019 he gave his debut at the ROH Covent Garden London, singing one of his signature roles, Don José in G. Bizet`s Carmen. In January 2022 Rutkowski made his debut in National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) in Taiwan as Pollione. Recently he sang Vaudémont in concert performances at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, including radio transmissions. Arnold Rutkowski's most frequently performed roles are Don Jose in Carmen, Pollione in Norma, Voudemont in Iolanta, Cavaradossi in Tosca, title role in Il Trovatore or Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera.


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