He is currently one of the most recognisable tenors and an internationally sought-after Polish singer. He performs with other leading opera singers. In 2009 he sang alongside Plácido Domingo in concert, and in 2017 debuted in the role of Pollione in Bellini’s Norma with Edita Gruberová.
His debut in Modena in 2009 as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen opened the way for world scenes. Arnold Rutkowski has performed in Ravenna Teatro, Teatro Ferrara, Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in San Juan (Puerto Rico), Phoenix Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Opéra de Toulon, Opéra de Marseille, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra National de Paris, Theater Wiessbaden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Oper Leipzig, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Berlin, Sydney Opera House, Volksoper in Vienna, Théâtre de Genève, Zurich Opera House, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Gran Theatro Nacional del Perú in Lima, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw, and at the Szeged Open-Air Festival (Hungary) and Aix-en-Provence Festival.
The artist is a laureate of such vocal competitions as Operalia, Klassikmania (Vienna), Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition, and Jan Kiepura European Tenor Competition. He collaborates with revered opera directors and conductors, among others Dmitri Tcherniakov, Peter Sellars, Robert Carsen, Nello Santi, Pier Giorgio Morandi, and Alain Altinoglu.