Currently based in Chicago, IL, Polish-American baritone Avery Sujkowski (he/him/his) strives to command the lyric stage through sincere connections with his fellow performers as well as audiences across the globe. This 2021-22 Season, Mr. Sujkowski continues his work with the Florentine Opera Company with their production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
In previous seasons, Avery has been fortunate to work with Boston Midsummer Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent roles have included ‘Antonio’ in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, ‘Alidoro’ (cvr) in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, ‘Assan’ in Menotti’s The Consul, ‘Marquis de la Force’ in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and the ‘Baritone’ soloist in Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox.
Other notable engagements include ‘Guglielmo’ (cvr) in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, ‘Anthony DeRocher’ in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and ‘Company Commander’ in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Boston Conservatory Opera; ‘Don Giovanni’ (cvr) in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with International Young Artists Project; and ‘Papageno’ in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with University of Toledo Opera Ensemble.
Mr. Sujkowski completed his Masters degree at Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Boston, MA and his Bachelors degree at Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH.
Avery’s artistry is informed not only by his education and experience with classical singing but also by his background in dance and playing the guitar.