During the 2020/21 season Mikołaj Trąbka, winner of the 2018 Stella Maris Singing Competition and Opera Bucharest's 2015 Grand Prix, can be heard again as the Houseboy in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk and Moralès / Dancaïro in Carmen and sings Doctor Malatesta in a new production of Don Pasquale. Since joining the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt his roles have included Andrei in a new production of Eötvös' Tri sestry / Three Sisters, Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Filippo in a new production of Rossini's La gazzetta and roles in Daphne, Wozzeck and Saytricon. The corona shutdown prevented him from singing Háraschta in Das schlaue Füchslein / The Cunning Little Vixen and a Sargeant / 2nd Brigand in a new production of Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg for the company. This young baritone, a former member of our Opera Studio, has also sung Ceprano / Marullo (Rigoletto), Nicholas (Barber's Vanessa) and Donald (Billy Budd). Born in Poland, he studied at the Teatr Wielki / Opera Narodowa's Opera Academy in Warsaw, where he sang Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), a role he also sang in South Korea, and in Jan Stefani's Cud albo Krakowiaki i Górale / A Miracle or Cracovians and Highlanders. He has also appeared as Pappacoda (A Night in Venice), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and in the world premiere of Włodzimierz Korcz’ Łódź Story at the Teatr Wielki in Łódź and in Bydgoszcz. He recently made his debut as Belcore in a new production of L'elisir d'amore at the Tirol Festival in Erl and took part in concerts in Warsaw, Lublin, Danzig (Festival Kilar+) and Bucharest. Mikołaj Trąbka studied in Krakau and Łódź.