Jakub Józef Orliński & Michał Biel Masterclass

12th June 2024

Masterclass with countertenor Opera for Peace Ambassador, Jakub Józef Orliński & Michał Biel, pianist.
 
Known as “the first operatic superstar to win over Gen Z” (Telegraph Luxury magazine), Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński has taken the world by storm. An accomplished model and breakdancer as well as a singer with “the voice of an angel” (The Sunday Times), Jakub is renowned for his unique ability to connect with new audiences and art forms worldwide.
 
Few other opera singers can claim to have conquered the stages of the world’s greatest concert halls and the covers of Polish Vogue, Esquire, and Elle, but this is a testament to Jakub’s unique pop star appeal. His “ravishing” (The Guardian) live performances have sold out concert halls and opera houses all over the world.
 
Jakub already has a global fanbase with hundreds of thousands of social media followers. Through his work as a model and influencer, he has collaborated with international brands including Netflix, Louis Vuitton, Levi’s, Nike, BMW, Lacoste and MAC Cosmetics. He is also an accomplished breakdancer – prizes include fourth place fourth place at the Red Bull BC One Poland Cypher competition, and second place at both the Stylish Strike – Top Rock Contest and The Style Control competition.
 
As an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics/Erato, Jakub has earned critical acclaim for his recordings of undiscovered early music gems; his most recent recording, Beyond, was named one of The Times’ best classical albums of 2023. Jakub’s discography continues to expand to new horizons – in Spring, he releases a new recording of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, representing his directorial debut. His next album, due in Fall 2024, reimagines baroque music with pop instruments including drums and bass guitar.
 
Upcoming highlights of Jakub’s 2024 season include European tours of his previous albums (Facce d’amore, Stabat mater and Farewells) as well as a US tour of the Beyond programme. In June, he stars as Licida in Jean-Christophe Spinosi’s acclaimed production of L’Olimpiade at the Theatre des Champs-Elysses.