Born in Poland, Marcin Habela, baritone, after studying piano and organ he graduated in singing at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) and continued his studies at the CNIPAL Opera-studio in Marseille. In range of his teachers : R. Crespin, R. Yakar, G. Macby, R. Tear, S. Leiferkus, M. Alcantara. He won the First Prize of many international singing competitions. Since then he performed more than 40 leading baritone roles (Ford in Falstaff, Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Onegin…) at various Opera Houses and Festivals in Europe (Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel and Cité de la musique – Paris, La Monnaie – Brussels, Lyon, Montpellier, Frankfurt, Marseille, Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Radio France, Chorégies d’Orange, Maifestspiele - Wiesbaden, Lato Operowe - Cracow…). He performed opposite R. Alagna, J. van Dam, T. Hampson, K. Mattila, and collaborated with conductors of international renown such as S. Rattle, Ch. von Dohnanyi, J. Tate, E. Krivine, A. Pappano and with stage directors like A. Arias, S. Braunschweig, M. Hampe, A. Serban… His concert repertoire is wide ranging and includes the vocal works from Monteverdi to Britten. He created a lot of works of 20’s century composers (Martin, Bauermeister, Decoust, Henze, Ghidoni, Llorca…). He has featured as soloist in many recordings for the French, Italian, Switzerland, Polish and German Radio and Television, (TSR, SBB, RAI…) and in CD recordings for EMI… He is passionate in his teaching, he gives international masterclasses and is currently Professor of Singing at both the Lyon (F) Conservatory and Neuchâtel (CH) conservatories.