Tomasz Konieczny launched his international career as Alberich in The Ring at the Vienna State Opera, where he returns to sing Jokanaan in Salome, Mandryka in Arabella, Wotan in Die Walküre, Amfortas in Parsifal, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde.
He was born in Lodz in 1972, studied acting in his home town, and made his debut in Andrej Wajda's film The Ring with the Eagle before going on to work as an actor and director.
He began his vocal studies at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw and continued them in Dresden.
In 1997 he made his opera debut as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro at Poznan Opera in Poland. In 1998 he won the 33rd Dvo?ák International Vocal Competition in Carlsbad.