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Marcin Habela

Polonius (Hamlet)

First prize winner for singing at the Paris Conservatory, Marcin Habela completed his training at the Marseille CNIPAL and then became a resident artist at the Opéra de Lyon in 1999. He was awarded the Audience Award at the Mezzo International Opera Competition in 2008 for his performance of the title role in the world premiere of Kingsley and Kunze's Raoul. He has performed a variety of roles in numerous places such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Salle Pleyel, the Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Bruxelles, Wiesbaden and Krakow operas, and at festivals such as Les Nuits Musicales de la Sainte-Victoire, Musiques au Cœur d’Antibes and the Avenches Opera.

His roles include Il conte Almaviva in the Nozze di Figaro, Wagner in Faust, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and the title role in Boris Godounov. As a singing teacher, he regularly leads master classes and teaches at the Lyon Conservatory and the University of Music in Geneva, where he has also directed the vocal department since 2011.

At the Opéra de Lausanne: the baron Grog in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (2011), Pistola in Falstaff (2012), Il sagrestano in Tosca (2013).