Mariusz Kwiecien made his Seattle Opera debut as Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in 2003. He returned to the company in 2007 as Don Giovanni, for which he received a Seattle Opera Artist of the Year award, and last season as Riccardo in Bellini’s Puritani. The Polish baritone has appeared internationally with such companies as Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opera Bastille, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bolshoi Opera, and the Glyndebourne Festival. Kwiecien’s roles at the Metropolitan Opera include Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Marcello in Puccini’s Bohème, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Malatesta. He has also performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Santa Fe Festival. Other role for Kwiecien include Belcore in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore, Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, a role he recently performed in Munich. Future engagements include the title role in Szymanowski’s King Roger at Opéra National de Paris, Alamviva in Chicago, and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in next season’s new production at the Met.