Mateusz Drozda – an outstanding Polish bass. Born in 1980 in the Lower Silesia region in Poland. His adventure with music began at the Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School in Wrocław. He learned to play piano and the violin. For the first time, he stood on the opera stage, at the age of eleven.
As ‘The Third Boy’ in Mozart’s Magic Flute, he took part in several dozen performances in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Denmark, and not only. He ran the Gregorian school at the Higher Metropolitan Seminary in Wrocław. He gained experience as a cantor, soloist, and conductor, inter alia, in the Monastic Community of Lanuvio – Roma in Italy. The winner of the 1st Prize at the Premio Boni International Vocal Competition in Mantua, Italy in 2011. He studied solo singing with Renata Scotto at the Opera Studio at Accademia di Santa Cecilia. In the years 2012-2015, he was associated with the Accademia d’ Arte Lirica di Osimo in Italy. The participant of vocal masterclasses under Maestro A. Zeddy, C. Muti, R. Kabaivanska, W. Matteuzzi, A. Juvarra, L. Cuberli, R. Scotto, R. Piernay, and other famous world singers. In 2010, he was invited by Chopin University of Music’s authorities (in Warsaw) to sing the part of Cześnik in ‘Halka Wileńska’ at the Grand Theatre – The Polish National Opera.
Made his debut at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples in 2013. In April 2015, at the invitation of the Fondazione Pieta di Turchini from Naples, he perfomed the bass part in Stabat Mater by G. Sellitto. His interest in Italian Baroque music was also manifested itself in his cooperation with Maestro A. de Carlo, with whom he performed the bass part in the oratio of A. Stradella ‘la Susanna’ in Modena and Nepi in 2017.
He debuted as ‘Caronte’ in C. Monteverdi’s Orpheus at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy. In the 2017/2018 artistic season, he made his debut also as ‘Rocca’ in L. V. Beethoven’s opera ‘Fidelio’ and as ‘Capellio’ in the new production of V. Bellini’s ‘Capuleti e i Montecchi’ conducted by Maestro M. Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, directed by K. Lady, at the Wrocław Opera. At the same time, he did the first performance in Poland of the title part in a concert performance of G. Verdi’s opera ‘Oberto’ under the baton of P. Przytocki. Recent artistic plans (thwarted by the pandemic) included the debut as ‘The Grand Inquisitor’ in Verdi’s opera ‘Don Carlos’ in Grand Theater in Łódź and cooperation with the Silesian Opera in Bytom (both in Poland).