French-Polish baritone Matthieu Walendzik was born in Paris in 1996 and began his musical career as a choirboy at the Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris. He studied musicology at the Sorbonne and voice at the Paris Conservatoire and is currently preparing for his master’s degree with Valérie Guillorit and Anne Le Bozec. He joined David Stern’s ensemble Opera Fuoco in 2019. On the opera stage, he has created roles such as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Figaro, Riff in Bernstein’s West Side Story, Russel in Weill’s Lady in the Dark, and Marcello in Puccini’s
La Bohème. In the concert hall, he has worked with the conductors David Reiland, Stephan MacLeod, Christophe Rousset, Paul Agnew, and Hervé Niquet, singing in Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s Passions, Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers, and Handel’s Messiah. As a lied interpreter, Walendzik primarily devotes himself to Polish composers.