Mariusz Treliński

Director Manon Lescaut, Boulevard Solitude

Mariusz Treliński is an award-winning stage director and artistic director of
Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera. He graduated from the film-directing faculty
of the famous Łódź Film School. Mariusz’s opera debut came in 1996 when
the Warsaw Autumn Festival commissioned him to direct Elźbieta Sikora’s
one-act Heartsnatcher based on the prose of Boris Vian, subsequently
staged at the Pompidou Centre, Paris. 1999 saw the premiere of his famous
production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (Teatr Wielki). The stage designer
was Boris Kudlička, with whom he has been collaborating ever since.
Presented in Washington, St Petersburg, Valencia and Tel Aviv, the production marked the start of Mariusz’s international career. Subsequent opera productions in Warsaw include Szymanowski’s King Roger, Otello, Eugene
Onegin, Don Giovanni (also Los Angeles Opera), The Queen of Spades (co-production with Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin), Andrea Chénier, La bohème (also Washington National Opera), Boris Godunov (in Vilnius), Gluck’s
Orfeo ed Euridice (co-production with Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava), La
traviata, Turandot, The Flying Dutchman and Manon Lescaut (co-production
with La Monnaie and Welsh National Opera). Other productions include King
Roger (new version; Mariinsky Theatre; Edinburgh Festival); double bill of
Rachmaninov’s Aleko and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (Mariinsky Theatre Baden-
Baden Festival). In his latest production, an opera thriller invoking the poetics
of horror films, he has combined two fairy tales: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and
Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle (co-production with Metropolitan Opera).