Pawel Izdebski - Bass

With a sonorous, deep and ringing bass voice, Pawel Izdebski's first appearance in Wagner was in 2001 as Hunding in an Everding production of Die Walküre in Warsaw, and in 2002 as Fasolt in Das Rheingold and Hunding in Die Walküre at the Staattheater Meiningen under the baton of Kiril Petrenko.

Seasons 2004 and later saw him as Fasolt and Hagen in the Hans Peter Lehmann/ Ewa Michnik new production of Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung in Wroclaw, Poland, and in Germany's Staattheaters Koblenz and Meiningen in acclaimed portrayals of Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Daland in Der Fliegende Hollander, King Mark in Tristan und Isolde. He also enjoyed important successes as Baron Ochs in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Rocco in Beethoven's Fidelio, and Osmin in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

In 2008, bass Izdebski sang Gurnemanz/Titurel in Valencia's beautiful Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in the Werner Herzog production of Parsifal under the baton of Lorin Maazel, along with 'a noble and elegant' Hagen in Götterdämmerung in 2009 in the Fura dels Baus production at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta.

In June 2009, the bass sings and covers all the bass roles in Valencia's Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in the Fura dels Baus production of the RING with Placido Domingo as Sigmund, again under the baton of Zubin Mehta. There, he undertakes Hagen in Götterdämmerung; Fasolt and Fafner in Das Rheingold; Hunding in Die Walküre; and Fafner again in Sigfried.

The singer's first professional engagement was in 1989 at Lincoln Center in Philip Glass' Fall of the House of Usher as he continued his studies as a member of the Zurich International Opera Studio. The following year he was engaged by Zurich Opera to appear in various productions including Il Trovatore and Un Ballo In Maschera conducted by Nello Santi, as well as in Eugene Onegin and Die Zauberflöte conducted by Ralf Weikert. He has sung with such well known stars as Pavarotti, Cappucilli, Obratzova, Araiza, Dvorsky, Vargas, Salminen and others.

Born in Poland, Pawel Izdebski moved to Boston as a young man and graduated with a Master's Degree in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory. He is a winner of the 1995 Fifth International Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition in Modena, Italy.

Pawel Izdebski is quickly gaining an international reputation for a voice of beautiful timbre, a range extending from the lowest bass notes well into the baritone, an effective stage presence, expressive acting, along with solid musicianship - and the ability to make each role a memorable musical experience.

The German magazine Das Opernglas praised him for his 'noble Hagen sung with elegance - a singer on his way to a great career.'

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