Kazimierz Pustelak

14 February 1930 Nowa Wieś – 11 December 2021 Warsaw

Kazimierz Pustelak sings La traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti, in Polish
In RA format

Kazimierz Pustelak sings Krakowiaczek (Moniuszko)
In RA format

Kazimierz Pustelak singsHrabina: Rodzinna wioska już się uśmiecha
In RA format
Originally an agricultural engineer, he studied voice in Krakow, Rzeszów and Milano and made his debut in Krakow in 1957 as Lenskij (which was to be one of his most successful parts). At the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw from 1960; he stayed until 2011 (!), and sang almost 1200 performances there. His repertory included, other than oratorio and lied, Belmonte, Alfredo, Duca, Ernesto, Hoffmann, Pinkerton, Rodolfo, Almaviva, Pang, Jontek, Stefan (Straszny dwór) or Shepherd (Król Roger); in his later years primarily Altoum.

From 1971, he also taught voice, and eventually became long-term head of the voice department at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Reference 1, reference 2 and picture source, reference 3, reference 4: Kutsch & Riemens

I wish to thank Igor Milner for the picture (bottom).
I wish to thank Imogen Norcroft for the recordings (Krakowiaczek, Hrabina).

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