Biography

Born in Lodz polish tenor, made his profesional opera debut in 2006 in Poland.

In 2009 made his international debut in Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena as Don Jose in „Carmen” by G. Bizet. Rutkowski was performing in Teatro Ravenna, Teatro Ferrara, Opera San Juan (Puerto Rico), Phoenix Metropolitan Opera, Michigan Opera in Detroit, Festival in Szeged (Hungary), Opera in Budapest, Bolschoy Theater in Moscow, Mikhailovsky Theater in Sankt Petersburg, National Opera in Helsinki, Stockholm Royal Opera House, Opera in Toulon, Opera in Marseille, National Opera in Lyon, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Paris Opera Garnier, Staatstheater in Wiessbaden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, Oper Leipzig, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Berlin, Sydney Opera House, Volksoper Vienna, Theatre de Geneve, Zurich Opera House, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Opera in Lima (Peru), Teatr Wielki in Warsaw.

Arnold Rutkowski was working with conductors e.g. Pier G. Morandi, Nello Santi, Alain Antinoglu and stage directors: Dimitry Tcherniakov, Peter Sellars, Robert Carsen, Jonathan Miller.

Arnold Rutkowski’s repertoir is spinto roles like: Don Jose in „Carmen”, Cavaradossi in „Tosca”, Pinkerton in „Madama Butterfly”, Manrico in „Il Trovatore”, Riccardo in „Un ballo in maschera”, Voudemont in „Iolanta”, Herman in „Pique Dame”, Polione in „Norma”.

In 2009 Arnold Rutkowski was invited by Placido Domingo to participate in his concert and in 2017 he was debuting role of Polione in Bellini’s Norma with Edita Gruberova.

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PRESS

"An source of fulfillment, excellent polish tenor Arnold Rutkowski seduced in the role of Pinkerton with his good appearance, magnificently refined vocal line and impressive highs."

Classiqueinfo.com, May 2013
Grand Théâtre de Genève, Pinkerton - Madama Butterfly

"The Polish tenor Arnold Rutkowski is the revelation of the evening, embodying Pinkerton with unusual ease, bright treble and never-failing vocal line."

Concertonet.com, April 2013
Grand Théâtre de Genève, Pinkerton - Madama Butterfly

Without a doubt, the highlight of the night was tenor Arnold Rutkowski's portrayal of Alfredo. With flawless intonation and diction, searing passion, and a bright, dynamic tone, one could not have asked for more from Rutkowski's showstopping Alfredo. Throughout his vocal range, Rutkowski was proficient and confident, which made Alfredo an easy character to engage with. He displayed particular vocal fortitude and youthful vigor in his Act II cabaletta "De'miei Bollenti Spiriti."

Examiner.com, February 2013
Semperoper, Rodolfo - La Bohème

"Arnold Rutkowski, the great Rodolfo from last seasons La Boheme is equally exciting in the role of Pinkerton, and confirms the expectations we placed in him. Tonight once again, the polish tenor proved his vocal and acting skills, and easily gained recognition. He created an attractive, suitable character and vocal line with supremely refined acute hitting and performed an almost sympathetic Pinkerton, in his disarming youthful recklessness."

Concertonet.com, November 2012
Opéra de Toulon, Pinkerton - Madama Butterfly

"Sympathetic Polish tenor Arnold Rutkowski, easily the audience favorite, drew his musical lines with more than usual ease."

Operatoday.com , January 2012,
Opéra de Toulon, Rodolfo - La Bohème

The Polish tenor Arnold Rutkowski (Rodolfo), gave us an great pleasure . He added fire and ardor to the hero, infusing the lines with all the necessary poetry and sensuality for this deeply enamored lover. Gifted with a seductive timbre, his vocal line combines elegance and an irresistible shine. His "Mimi, Mimi" in the last chords, gave an intense thrill to the listeners. In short, a real discovery!

ConcertoNet.com, December 2011
Opéra de Toulon, Rodolfo - La Bohème

"The young and talented tenor Arnold Rutkowski sang a self confident Duke of Mantua. His voice sounded strong and impressively confident, his pitch was excellent and not even forced once, and his lines he phrased highly expressive. It wouldn't surprise me that in the coming time he will go on bigger stages."

Operamagazine.nl, September 2011,
Hamburgische Staatsoper, Duke of Mantua - Rigoletto

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