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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. Thomas Heyer.
Since the beginning of the 2021/22 season he has been a permanent guest in the ensemble of the Graz Opera and will soon make his debuts there as Hans (The Bartered Bride) and Tikhon (Katja Kabanova). He will as well take over the tenor part in a scenic version of Britten's War Requiem. He will also appear in concerts with the Graz Philharmonic as a soloist in Schumann's "Scenes from Goethe's Faust" and as a soloist in Janáček's "Diary of One Who Disappeared". So far Mr. Koziorowski has made his debut at the Graz Opera in three important roles in his field. He sang the role of Babinsky in Weinberger's "Švanda dudák" (Schwanda the Bagpiper) with an enormous great success, as well as Juan Damigo in Dostal's operetta "Clivia". Furthermore he also took on the role of Peter in the Austrian premiere of the opera "Morgen und Abend" (Georg Friedrich Haas).
In December 2022, Mr. Koziorowski can also be seen in the title role in Bernstein's "Candide" in the Cologne Philharmonic and in January 2023 he will sing Walther in a new production of Wagner's "Tannhäuser" at the Staatstheater Schwerin. Other guest engagements this season include the role of Count Boleslav (Polish Wedding) at the Dresden State Operetta, as well as Mozart's Requiem in Düsseldorf and Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. His debut as Hoffmann at a major European opera house is also planned for autumn 2023.
Recent guest contracts have taken him to the Mainz State Theater in the double role of Grigori/Dimitrij (Boris Godunow), to the Dortmund Opera House as Danilo (The Merry Widow) and to the Teatro Regio di Parma with Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. He was also heard as a soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony in the Philharmonie Essen and the Alte Oper Frankfurt and sang the tenor solo in Dvorak's "Stabat Mater" at the Festival for European Church Music in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
From 2018 until 2021 he has been a member of the company of the Halle Opera House where he was able to make his debut with numerous leading roles. There he could have been heard as Max (Der Freischütz), The Prince (Rusalka), Alfredo (La Traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Stewa (Jenufa), Melot (Tristan and Isolde), Vasco da Gama (L’Africaine) and Guido Bardi (Eine florentinische Tragödie) directed by Tobias Kratzer. Besides he sang Sou-Chong (The Land of Smiles) as well as Fritz (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) and Candide. As a further debut he was also able to work out the Erik in Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman”, but the planned performances were unfortunately cancelled at short notice due to the pandemic.
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.
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; during this time he took on roles in “The Land of Smiles”, “Albert Herring”, “Pique Dame”, “Der Rosenkavalier”, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “On the Town”. In student productions he was also cast as Remendado (Carmen), the Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Danilo (The Merry Widow). 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. 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 “Hänsel und 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.
Other guest engagements in the recent past have taken the young tenor to the Theater Chemnitz, the Staatsoperette Dresden, the Landestheater Coburg and the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim. In addition, he has already performed as a guest at the Theater Hagen and the Theater Koblenz, as well as repeatedly at the Kiel Opera and several times at the Theater Lübeck.
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 at the invitation of 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, Saalbau Essen, Berlin Cathedral, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall.