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Jacob Zualski Dramatic Baritone Headshot

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BARITON

"Consistently Excellent"
- All Edinburgh Theatre 2017

Jacob Zualski is a dramatic baritone trained in the German school by Dr. Nell Drew. He has performed regularly at Edinburgh Fringe since 2014 where he debuted in the role of Papageno with Aria Alba. 

Since then, the voice has grown considerably to a robust instrument that freely encompasses the demands of the dramatic baritone fach. Zualski is capable of producing a full range of expression, bringing warmth to the little works of the early romantics, but equally the golden brilliance of Strauss and the steely determination of Wagner.

Zualski has performed the roles of il Conte di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) and Don Giovanni, for which he was found 'consistently excellent' by All Edinburgh Theatre. He has sung Count Rodolpho  (La Sonnambula) and covered Cecil (Maria Stuarda). In 2017 he sang Harlekin in a concert version of Ariadne auf Naxos with VoiceArc, at which time he covered Musklehrer for the same production.

On the concert platform Zualski is known for his renditions of more dramatic works, presented in preparation for future roles. These include Ha welch ein Augenblick! (Fidelio), Kogda bi zhizn domashneem krugom (Eugene Onegin), Iago's Credo (Othello), Pieta, rispetto, amore (Macbeth) O du mein holder Abendstern (Tannhäusser). This is in contrast to his sensitive delivery of the Lieder repertoire, in which he takes a special interest in the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Mahler.

In 2022 Zualski was recruited by the Berlin Dramatic Voices Programme to sing the role of Wotan (Die Walküre) in an international film collaboration.

Zualski has collaborated with a number of notable performers and orchestras over the course of his early career, including:

His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts (2012)  |  Newcastle Sinfonietta (2013)  |  The English Philharmonic (2014)

 Michał Gajzler (2014 -)  |  Ailsa Aitkenhead (2019 -)  |  Max McWhirter (2022 -)   | Annie Ball (2019-2020)

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