After graduating from Warsaw University with a degree in philosophy, Tadeusz Szlenkier pursued his musical studies at Yale University.
In 2005, he won the First Prize in the International Vocal Competition Klassik-Mania in Vienna (Austria).
His vocal prowess opens up a very wide repertoire.
From 2010 to 2017, he worked with the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz and sang Enzo Grimaldo (La Gioconda), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Barinkay (J.Strauss’ Der Zigeunerbaron), and Alfred (Die Fledermaus). Other engagements included Gustavo (Un ballo in maschera), Leicester (Maria Stuarda), Jontek (S. Moniuszko’s Halka), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Shepherd (Szymanowski’s King Roger) for the staged world premiere of this work in the United States, Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana).
He sang Idomeneo in Lima, and performed in the world premiere of L. Różycki’s Eros i Psyche at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. In the same venue, he sang il Duca (Rigoletto), and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Stefan (S. Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor).
Recently, he performed Don José (Carmen) at the Wroclaw Opéra, Kuragin (Prokofiev’s War and Peace) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Nürnberg.
In concert, he has performed Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Requiem.
In the season 2019-2020, he sings Le Chevalier des Grieux (Manon), Ismaele (Nabucco), Sinodal (The Demon) and Don Carlos in Nürnberg, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at the Polish National Opera, the Prince (Rusalka) and Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) in Bydgoszczy/Poland.