The Polish baritone Andrzej Filończyk is making his debut in Frankfurt singing Riccardo Forth in I puritani. He studied singing at the Music Academy in Breslau and took part in the Young Talents Development Programme (Opera Academy) at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. He was a member of the international opera studio at Zurich Opera for the 2016/17 season. Andrzej Filończyk won the 9th Stanisław Moniuszko International Singing Competition in Warsaw. His repertoire includes Silvio (Pagliacci), Lord Guglielmo Cecil (Maria Stuarda), Marcello (La bohème), Graf Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Frank/Fritz (Korngold's Die tote Stadt / The Dead City), Andrei Schtschelkalow (Boris Godunov) and the title roles in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Eugene Onegin. Recent engagements have included appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Bolschoi in Moscow, Opéra national de Paris, Canadian Opera Company, the Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Future plans include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Marcello at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.