Antoni Majak

Singer, actor and theatre director. In 1928–1931 he studied at Warsaw Music Conservatory. In 1928–1937 he was a choir member in Warsaw’s Operetta, Nowości, and other Warsaw theatres. He made his opera debut as Stolnik (The Pantler) in Moniuszko’s Halka in a Warsaw Touring Opera production (1928).

Soloist of Warsaw’s Teatr Wielki in the 1938/1939 season. During World War II he performed in concerts organised by the Polish charity RGO. Following the Warsaw Uprising he was a prisoner in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.
Soloist of the Silesian Opera in Bytom (1946–1955), where he also made his debut as an opera director. Later, in 1960–1978, he sang as a soloist at Łódź Opera (and served as its artistic director in the 1960/1961 season). He also made guest appearances in Poznań Opera, the Baltic Opera and Philharmonic in Gdańsk. Following his retirement in 1978, he remained active as a theatre director and guest artist. In total he directed c.

50 stage productions in Bytom, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Poznań, Warsaw, and Łódź. His accolades include the Golden Cross of Merit (1952), the Cavalier’s, Officer’s and Commander’s Crosses of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1953, 1955, and 1959).
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