Adam Andrzejewski

8 April 1917 Włocławek – 1 March 1968 Senftenberg

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He was a precision engineer in the manometer industry in his native Włocławek. In World War II, he had to do forced labor for the Germans in Poznań, where he joined a resistance group.

Having always loved to sing in a church choir, he took voice lessons in Łódż after the war, eventually at the conservatory with the legendary "Polish Battistini", Wacław Brzeziński (who had also been the teacher of Jan Kiepura).

He got his first contract in 1952 at the operetta theater in Gliwice (debut role: Schubert in Dreimäderlhaus). In 1953, he came to the opera theater in Wrocław (debut role: Kazimir in Moniuszko's Hrabina), and again one year later to the Łódż opera. In 1956, he joined the troupe of the newly founded opera house in Bydgoszcz, where his career reached its peak. In 1963, he accepted a contract in Senftenberg (East Germany), where he died all of a sudden from a coronary in 1968.

Because of his first year at the Gliwice operetta theater, he always got to sing a lot of operetta (Danilo, Sou-Chong, Barinkay, Alfred, Orphée), although he didn't like it much. He preferred opera: Alfredo, Almaviva, Gérald, Gounod's Faust, Rodolfo, Turiddu, Stefan (Straszny dwór), Jontek, Hoffmann, Don José, Manrico, Radames...


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