Wojtek Gierlach sings in the Guillaume Tell staged by Warsaw's Teatr Wielki


The Teatr Wielki of Warsaw will be staging Guillaume Tell on February 19th, 22nd and 25th. The libretto of this opera, the last to be composed by Rossini, is by Étienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis and is based on the drama Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller. The bass Wojtek Gierlach sings the role of Gessler in this co-production by the Welsh National Opera of Cardiff, the Houston Grand Opera and the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Other members of the cast include the Polish singer Davide Damiani (Guillaume Tell), Yosep Kang (Arnold), Gary Jankowski (Melcthal), Adam Palka (Walter Furst) and Nadine Koutcher (Mathilde). Leading the Teatr Wielki chorus and the orchestra will be Maestro Andriy Yurkevych. Stage direction is by the British director David Pountney.
Among Wojtek Gierlach's recent performances and upcoming engagements we can cite Le nozze di Figaro in Poznan, Il Turco in Italia in Krakow, Maria Stuarda in Warsaw, I Puritani and La Cenerentola at the Den Jyske Opera of Aarthus, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in London's Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, Die Sieben Letzten worte by Haydn with the Poznan Philharmonic, La Bohème at the Opera Podlaska, Don Giovanni (concert version) and Ivan the Terrible in the Dias da Música festival of Lisbon, Bruckner's Mass in F minor with the Lodz Philharmonic and Missa solenmis, by Beethoven, with the Krakow Philharmonic, among others.