With his sensational success as Alberich at theVienna State Opera and now also as Jochanaan and Wotan/Wanderer Tomasz Konieczny has established himself at the forefront of outstanding dramatic Bass-Baritones of his generation. Besides Alberich and Wotan in the Ring, Vienna has invited him to sing Mandryka, JAck Rance, Amfortas, Hollander, Cardillac and Pizarro.
Tomasz Konieczny was born in in Lodz/Poland, where he first studied acting at the Film, TV and Theatre Academy. He made his debut in a film directed by Oscar prize winning director Andrzej Wajda The Ring with the Eagle, following which he worked as actor / director in many TV Film and Theatre productions in Poland. It was at that time that he began his vocal studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy in Warsaw, after which he went to Dresden where he joined the class of Prof. Christian Elsner at the Hochschule für Musik. In 1998 he won the 33rd Dvorak International Vocal Competition in Carlsbad.
At the Salzburg Festival in 2012 he performed Stolzius/die soldaten (Zimmermann), in 2014 Il Commendatore/don giovanni (Mozart) and in 2015 Pizarro/fidelio (Beethoven).
His repertoire comprises: Orest/elektra; Pimen/boris godunow; Amfortas/parsifal; Jochanaan/salome; Mandryka/arabella; Alberich/rheingold, siegfried, Götterdämmerung; Wotan/rheingold, walküre; Wanderer/siegfried; Dutchman/the flying dutchman; Kurwenal/tristan und isolde; Pizarro/fidelio. He performed in those operas in Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Düsseldorf, Washington, Prague and Warsaw.
Future Projects are among others: Lohengrin in Dresden and Paris, fidelio in Munich and Liebe der Dane in Salzburg.
Tomasz Konieczny is also in great demand for concerts where the colour of his voice and his stage presence make for a special combination. His repertoire includes Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, the Weihnachtsoratorium, Handel’s Messiah and Mendessohn´s Elijah, Mozart’s, Verdi’s and Dvorak’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Penderecki’s Kosmogonia, Lukaspassion, Seven Gates of Jerusalem and the Messa da Requiem by Maciejewski.