Mikołaj Trąbka – winner of Bucharest Opera's 2015 Grand Prix – left the Opera Academy at the Teatr Wielki / Opera Narodowa in Warsaw to join the Opera Studio at Oper Frankfurt at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, during which he sings John Shears, a farmer, in Britten's Paul Bunyan and the Graf von Ceprano in Rigoletto - both new productions - and Moralès / Dancaïro in Carmen. He will also return to Warsaw to sing Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at Opera Narodowa. This young Polish baritone has sung Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) in Łódź, Don Tabarano in J. A. Hasse's La Contadina it the Schlosstheater in Rheinsberg and taken part in concerts in Łódź, Warsaw and Bucharest. Mikołaj Trąbka studied in Cracow and at the Music Academy in Łódź and gathered useful experiences taking part in international Lieder masterclasses in Brussels.