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Lukasz Karauda

Bass Baritone

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Artist Manager: Sioned Jones sioned.jones@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Assistant: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Personal Website: http://www.lukaszkarauda.com/


Named as the ‘Most Promising Singer’ at the London Welsh’s Young Welsh Singer of the Year Competition in 2016, Polish bass-baritone Lukasz Karauda studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Lukasz recently performed the role of Escamillo in a concert performance of Carmen with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera at the 2016 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Other highlights include understudying the Title Role in Don Giovanni and Nello in Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei for English Touring Opera, performing the role of Zaretsky and understudying the Title Role for Grange Park Opera’s 2015 production of Eugene Onegin and performing the roles of Sciarrone and Jailer in a special semi-staged performance of Tosca at the Wales Millennium Centre as part of Bryn Terfel's 50th birthday celebrations. 

Polish bass-baritone Lukasz Karauda began his vocal training at the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland with Wlodzimierz Zalewski before graduating with distinction from the M.A. Opera performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, under the tuition of Eric Roberts.

During his final year of undergraduate studies, he won the first prize in the 5th Kurpinski Polish National Voice Competition and sang the Title Role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi at the Lodz Theater.

His studies at RWCMD were fully funded by the Leverhulme Scholarship and Jenkins Phillips Scholarship, with generous financial support from Chris Ball. Prizes included the Lee Freeman Memorial Prize, prize-winner at the 2013 Mozart Singing Competition and a finalist in the Ian Stoutzker Prize, 2013. Whilst at RWCMD, he performed the roles of Figaro in Le nozze di FigaroJunius in The Rape of Lucretia and Steward in Jonathan Dove’s Flight. He also sang Dancaïre, Morales and Zuniga in Carmen at the St Magnus Festival in Scotland and Tarquinius in a devised programme entitled Britten’s Women at the Bath Festival.

Highlights include singing the roles of Sciarrone and Jailer, with Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, in a special semi-staged performance of Tosca with the Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff as part of Bryn Terfel’s 50th birthday celebrations in 2015.

He sang the role of Zaretsky and understudied the Title Role for Grange Park Opera’s 2015 production of Eugene Onegin. He was a member of the chorus for their production of Fiddler on the Roof starring Bryn Terfel as Tevye, which was also performed as part of the 2015 BBC Proms series at the Royal Albert Hall.

In 2014, he joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus for Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni and understudied Flora’s Servant in their production of La Traviata before going on to perform the role for the Glyndebourne Tour. Lukasz sang the role of Hel Helson in Britten’s Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff in 2013.

Concert highlights to date include Verdi's Requiem at Brecon Cathedral.

Engagements last season include understudying the Title Role in Don Giovanni and Nello in Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei for English Touring Opera. He also recently performed the role of Escamillo in a concert performance of Carmen at the 2016 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Lukasz recently performed the role of Bartley in Riders to the Sea for Wexford Festival Opera. Future plans include Colline in La Boheme for Diva Opera.

Lukasz is a recipient of a Bryn Terfel Foundation award and recently won the title of ‘Most Promising Singer’ at the London Welsh ‘Young Welsh Singer of the Year’ competition


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DateDetails
06/05/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Upper Woolhampton, Reading
01/06/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Sully-sur-Loire, France
28/06/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Syon Park, London
29/06/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Syon Park, London
30/06/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Stuckeridge House, Tiverton
01/07/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Stuckeridge House, Tiverton
02/07/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Stuckeridge House, Tiverton
07/07/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Whichford House, Whichford
08/07/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Whichford House, Shipston-on-Stour
10/07/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Domaine des Vauz, Jersey
11/07/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Domaine des Vaux, Jersey
28/07/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Holkham Hall, Norfolk
29/07/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea
05/08/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Cormeilles, France
11/08/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Festival de la Vézère, France
12/08/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Festival de La Vézère, France
13/08/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Festival de la Vézère, France
10/09/2017Colline in La Bohème for Diva Opera at Fingest Great Barn, Henley-on-Thames
16/09/2017Ensemble in La Cenerentola for Diva Opera at Fingest Great Barn, Henley-on-THames
Mozart Requiem
Verdi Requiem
Mozart
Requiem
Verdi
Requiem
Bizet CarmenDancaire, Zuniga, Morales, Escamillo
Britten The Rape of LucretiaJunius
Britten Paul BunyanHel Helson
Donizetti Pia de’ Tolomei Nello
Dove FlightSteward
Mozart Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
Mozart Don GiovanniTitle Role (u)
Puccini Gianni SchicchiTitle Role
Puccini ToscaSciarrone, Jailer
Tchaikovsky Eugene OneginZaretsky, Title Role (u)
Verdi La TraviataFlora's Servant
Bizet
Carmen
Dancaire, Zuniga, Morales, Escamillo
Britten
The Rape of Lucretia
Junius
Britten
Paul Bunyan
Hel Helson
Donizetti
Pia de’ Tolomei
Nello
Dove
Flight
Steward
Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro
Mozart
Don Giovanni
Title Role (u)
Puccini
Gianni Schicchi
Title Role
Puccini
Tosca
Sciarrone, Jailer
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Zaretsky, Title Role (u)
Verdi
La Traviata
Flora's Servant

Opera

Eugene Onegin

Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin for Grange Park Opera, July 2015
Music OMH
Lukasz Karauda’s splendid baritone really stands out in the small role of Zaretsky.

Paul Bunyan

Hel Helson in Paul Bunyan for Welsh National Youth Opera, August 2013
Wales Arts Review
The young singer was a joy to hear and to behold, showing great levels of commitment and vitality with some wonderful acting and neatly-judged humour.

Flight

Steward in Flight for Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, June 2013
National Theatre Wales
"I'm Bill, I'm not predictable" being shagged doggy-style by the highly-sexed Steward (Lukasz Karauda) at the end of Act II.

The Rape of Lucretia

Junius in The Rape of Lucretia for Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, March 2013
seenandheard-international.com
Lukasz Karauda was particularly impressive. Junius isn't a simple character to embody, or in which to discover a convincing psychological or moral coherence. Karauda came closer to doing so than some far more experienced singers I have seen and heard undertaking the role.

Concerts / Recitals

Concert Performance of Carmen at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, July 2016
The Daily Post
Polish baritone Lukasz Karauda made a credible bullfighter Escamillo.

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