Jerzy Kozlowski - bass
Jerzy worked regularly with the Victoria State Opera, and has performed with Opera Australia in every Melbourne season since 1996. He has also worked with Ozopera, Melbourne Opera Company, Operalive, Melbourne CityOpera, and Victorian Opera in roles such as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, the title role in Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Grandpa Moss in Copland’s The Tender Land and Dr Bartolo in Barber of Seville. Jerzy has sung solo with all major Melbourne choral groups in repertoire ranging from Handel’s Messiah to Verdi’s Requiem and solo recitals include performances of Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses by Michelangelo and Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin. He has performed in many premieres of works by Australian composers, such as Richard Mills, Johanna Selleck and Helen Gifford, including two song cycles written especially for him by Michael Bertram and Lawrence Whiffin.
Recent performances include the role of Arthur in Iain Grandage’s The Riders for which he received a Green Room Award nomination, and Compere in the Australian premiere of Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts and the King in Ernst Toch’s The Princess and the Pea with Victorian Opera.