The Polish bass Krzysztof Bączyk, born in 1990, received his musical training first as a member of the Poznan Boys Choir. He went on to study at the academy of music there, where in 2010 he was honoured as the best student of the year and gradueted in 2014. He also attended master-classes held by artists such as Neil Schicoff, Anita Garancia, Andrzej Dobber, Ann Murray and David Pountney.
In December 2010 he was accepted by the opera academy of Grand Theater in Warsaw where he was able to build up a broad repertoire, performing in productions such as Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, as Hamlet in the opera by Ambroise Thomas as well as in Aida, Eugene Onegin, Le nozze di Figaro, Parsifal, Don Giovanni and Der Freischütz.
His participation in the opera workshop of the academy of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2012 laid the foundation for intensive cooperation with the festival in the following years.
He returned in 2013 as a participant in the Mozart workshop and was awarded the prize of the friends of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Subsequently he sang Nettuno and Tindaro in a tour production of Francesco Cavalli’s Elena. In 2014 he gave geust performances as the First Priest and Second Armoured Man in The Magic Flute. In 2015 he was higly acclaimed for his interpretation of Melisso in Handel’s Alcina. In January 2016 he debuted in Polish National Opera in Warsaw as Publio in La Clemenza di Tito and performed in Salzburg with Marc Minkowski in Handel’s Acis and Galathea as Poliphemo.
In the recent seasons he dubuted in Cagliari as Colline in La bohème; he sang Commendatore and Masetto (Don Giovanni) in Stockholm, Capellio (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Melisso (Alcina), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Masetto and Colline at Opernhaus Zürich, as well as Mozart’s Requiem at Opéra National de Lorraine. Most recently, he appeared as Masetto at Aix-en-Provence Festival and at Beaune Festival, and he made his debut at Opéra Bastille in Don Carlos.
Future plans include Die Zauberflöte and Carmen at Warsaw Opera, Alcina at Théâtre des Champs Elysées, The Fiery Angel at Warsaw Opera and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, as well as Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.