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Life and work
Tomasz Konieczny, was born on 10 January 1972 in Łódź, Poland. He commenced his studies as an actor at the Film, TV and Theatre Academy in Łódź. Following this he studied voice at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy in Warsaw, finishing his studies under the guidance of Professor Christian Elßner at the Hochschule "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden.
He made his debut in a film directed by Oscar-winning director Andrzej Wajda The Ring with the Eagle following this he worked as an actor/director in many TV, film and theatre productions in Poland.
Tomasz Konieczny is the recipient of many awards, including the Polish Arts and Culture Prize, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation Prize, the Stadtsparkasse Prize in Dresden, and second Prize in the International Dvořák competition in Karlsbad.
In 2000 he was engaged as a Bass at the Thater Lübeck where he sang Procida (I vespri siciliani), Pandolph (Cendrillon), Orest (Elektra) and Ramfis (Aida). Since 2002/2003 he has been a member of the ensemble of Nationaltheater Mannheim where he received the Arnold Petersen Prize for talented young singers, his roles in Mannheim have included Orest, Pimen (Boris Godunow), King Mark (Tristan & Isolde), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Amfortas (Parsifal), Wotan (Das Rheingold), Wotan (Walküre), Pizzaro (Fidelio), Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos), Melitone (La forza del destino) and Johanaan (Salome).
In February 2005 he made his debut at the Staatstheater Stuttgart as Sarastro and in June 2005 as King Vladislav in Smetana's Dalibor at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken.
In September he made his debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in April 2006 as Osmin and Melitone (La forza del destino) and in May 2006 as Wotan (Das Rheingold). In the 2006/7 season he became a member of the Ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg. He sang here as Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream) in 2006, in 2007 Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande), and Turco (Il Turco in Italia), and in 2008 Amfortas (Parsifal).
In June 2006 he sang at Budapester Wagner Tage as Amfortas (Parsifal). The conductor was Ádám Fischer.