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Baritone

Simon Mechlinski

"Polish baritone Szymon Mechlinski plays a fabulous Onegin. The voice is sonorous, imperious, brittle as well as caressing." - Forum Opera Magazine

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Biography Highlights

Current and Future Engagements

Return to Opera de Lyon as Strahlbusch Irrelohe, and to Wexford Opera Festival Mokanna Veiled Prophet ​and Podestat Le docteur Miracle​, Ryx Casanova Polish National Philharmonic, Dandini La Cenerentola Opera Wroclaw. 

Other Engagements

Dr Malatesta Don Pasquale and Luigi Il Bravo for Wexford Festival Opera, Foka Enchantress for Opera de Lyon, the title role in Eugene Onegin for Opera Dortmund and Opera de Toulon, Yamadori Madama Butterfly with Glyndebourne Festival, Fritz Die Tote Stadt for Polish National Opera,  Dandini La Cenerentola at Wroclaw Opera, Raimbaud Le Comte Ory for Dorset Opera Festival, Marcello La bohème at Baltic State Opera.

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Eugene Onegin

Theater Dortmund official preview

Eugene Onegin

Theater Dortmund official preview

Verbum Nobile

International Adam Didur's Opers Singers competition - S. Moniuszko - Marcin's aria "Śliczna dzieweńko"

Verbum Nobile

International Adam Didur's Opers Singers competition - S. Moniuszko - Marcin's aria "Śliczna dzieweńko"

Eugene Onegin

Onegin's aria "Vy mne pisali... Kogda by Zhizn'"

Eugene Onegin

Onegin's aria "Vy mne pisali... Kogda by Zhizn'"

Reviews & Press

Toulon Opera - Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Onegin

Le baryton polonais Szymon Mechlinski campe ce soir un fabuleux Onéguine. La voix est sonore, impérieuse, cassante comme caressante. Avec de solides graves, il ne fait qu’une bouchée de la tessiture de son ami (à une note près), sur lequel il exerce son emprise. Malgré l’antipathie que suscite le personnage des deux premiers actes, la sincérité de son jeu et de son chant dans la scène finale, sa profonde humanité nous conduisent à prendre part à ses souffrances.

- Yvan Beuvard , Forum Opera Magazine

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Le baryton polonais Simon Mechlinski est doté d’une voix immense, très musicale, au timbre rayonnant. Il incarne un Onéguine vibrant de justesse.

- Christian Dalzon , Concerto.net

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Le cygne noir Eugène Onéguine du baryton polonais Szymon Mechliński apparaît, tout de clair vêtu, en dandy byronien. Son physique sublimé par la scène traîne sur le plateau sa condescendance d’individu désabusé et provocateur. Il a dans la voix quelque chose de mécaniquement implacable, presque effrayant. L’énonciation est froidement définitive, la projection directe, les aigus acérés. Il sait mettre du trouble dans son chant lors du duel et lorsqu’il tombe en amour pour Tatiana, lors du duo paroxystique de l’acte III. La richesse du timbre convient à ce rôle métamorphique.

- Florence Lethurgez , Olyrix

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Wexford Festival Opera - Saverio Mercadante - Il Bravo - Luigi

Dans ses plus rares interventions, on repère aussi Szymon Mechliński (Luigi), autre baryton magnifiquement timbré et très sonore, voire brillant dans le registre aigu, avec des notes graves plus discrètes. 

- Irma Foletti , Anaclase

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Wexford Festival Opera - Recital

I was very impressed with Mechliński’s performance as Dr Malatesta in Don Pasquale.  This recital confirmed that this young man is a major new talent and destined for great things in the world of opera. He has a rich, clear, ringing voice, he is supremely musical, he has perfect intonation and his diction is excellent. His technique is quite extraordinary for such a young performer and the singing at this recital was entirely effortless. Melchiński is due to perform the role of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the coming months and he gave us a preview of this in his performance of Onegin’s aria. This performance had everything, combining power, lyricism, gorgeous tone colours and excellent diction.  This was an absolutely superb recital from start to finish. I am sure Melchiński will make a terrific Onegin and he is clearly a performer to watch.

- Robert Beattie , Seen and Heard International

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Wexford festival Opera - Donizetti - Don Pasquale - Malatesta

Best of the cast was Polish baritone Simon Mechliński: a wily and witty Malatesta, he revealed a secure technique, a relaxed, agile baritone, and a comfortable stage presence, manipulating his patient with glee and ease.

Opera Today

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Wexford festival Opera - Donizetti - Don Pasquale - Malatesta

The undoubted standout performance was that of the young Polish baritone, Simon Mechlinski, who played the part of Dr. Malatesta. Aged only 23, Mechlinski sang and acted out the part with considerable skill and displayed an awareness of the stage that many singers with far greater experience fail to achieve. He showed a natural affinity with his character, slipping easily into Dr. Malatesta’s shoes, enthusiastically hamming it up for all it was worth, and drew out the full comedic potential of the role. It was his singing, however, that really captured the attention, for Mechlinski has an outstanding voice, and knows how to use it. He has a warm, dark-hued baritone. The voice is powerful, secure and flexible. His phrasing displays considerable intelligence, with an intuitive understanding of how to characterize the role; his use of subtle dynamic variations, colorful nuances, and well-placed accents was impressive. It was a prodigious performance and suggests that there is a very successful career looming on the horizon.

- Alan Neilson , Opera Wire

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