Michael Karski
Bass-baritone

The Polish bass-baritone Michal Karski was born in Warsaw in 1996. He started his musical education in 2004 with Ryszard Balaluszko, a guitar professor at the Warsaw University of Music. For eight years he was a member of the Warsaw Boys Choir where he developed his genuine passion for singing. Michal studied at the Warsaw University of Music where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2019 with A+ distinction. He made his debut in 2018 at the Warsaw Chamber Opera as Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, on which he has worked with Friedrich Haider. Michal’s next engagements include Achilla in Graun’s Cleopatra e Cesare, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Frank in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Le Baron de Pictordu in Viardot’s Cendrillon. A first-year student at the Dutch National Opera Academy, he studies voice with Hanneke de Wit. 

DNOA roles 2021/22 include Graun Cleopatra e Cesare (Achilla), Argento Postcard from Morocco (A Man with a Coronet Case), Mozart Così fan tutte (Guglielmo) and Die Zauberflöte (Papageno).

Furthermore, he will make his debut with the Nederlandse Reisopera in a pocket version of Puccini’s La bohème (Colline).