“Piotr Beczala has the kind of voice you want to hang medals on. Its luminosity makes many of his fellow lyric tenors, past and present, sound by comparison like flickering candlewicks. Beczala’s clarity and cleanliness of tone are the essence of his appeal.”
Opera News Awards 2015 / Opera News
Piotr Beczala is one of the most sought-after tenors of our time and a constant guest in the world’s leading opera houses. The Polish-born artist is acclaimed by audiences and critics alike not only for the beauty of his voice, but also for his ardent commitment to each character he portrays.
Since his debut as Duca in Rigoletto in 2006, Piotr Beczala is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera New York. Here he has performed in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin opposite Anna Netrebko, Prince in Dvorak’s Rusalka, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Rodolfo (La Bohème), as well as in the title roles of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Faust. 2012 saw Piotr Beczala make his role debut as Chevalier des Grieux in Laurent Pelly’s new production of Manon, alongside Anna Netrebko as the eponymous heroine, conducted by Fabio Luisi. The production was released on DVD, as was his interpretation of the Duke in a new production of Rigoletto, alongside Diana Damrau in January 2013, for which he received the ECHO Klassik Award “Singer of the Year” in 2014.
Highlights of the 15-16 season include a new production of Werther at Opéra National de Paris and performances of Un Ballo in Maschera both at the Bavarian State Opera and Vienna State Opera as well as making his debut in the title role of Wagner’s Lohengrin opposite Anna Netrebko at the Semperoper Dresden. Piotr Beczala can also be heard singing in concert performances of Berlioz’ Damnation de Faust at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Werther at the Salzburg Festival and in concerts across Europe.
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Photos: Johannes Ifkovits and Anja Frers © 2016 PIOTR BECZALA