Piotr Beczala Tenor

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Born in Poland, Piotr Beczala made his debut in Linz, before joining Zurich Opera in 1997, where he sang Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Elvino in La Sonnambula, and the title role in Faust. He made his debut as Tamino at La Monnaie in Brussels, the Salzburg Festival, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and the Paris Opera. He has also been regularly invited to the Metropolitan Opera, New York, where he has sung the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, the Prince in Rusalka, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Romeo in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, the title role of Faust, Count Vaudémont in Iolanta and Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, and where in 2012 he made his debut as the Chevalier Des Grieux in Manon.
He received the Echo Klassik “Singer of the Year” Award in 2014 for his performance as the Duke of Mantua in January 2013. He has also sung at La Scala, Milan (Duke of Mantua, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Alfredo in La Traviata), the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (the Prince, Alfredo, the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier and the title role of Werther), the Vienna State Opera (Alfredo, Faust, Edgardo, Rodolfo, Romeo, the Prince, the Duke of Mantua), Covent Garden (the Italian Singer, Faust, Rigoletto, Lensky, Rodolfo, Romeo, Alfredo), and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Faust). A regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, in 2012 he sang Brahms's cantata Rinaldo there under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Rodolfo in Damiano Michieletto's new production of La Bohème. Piotr Beczala also has a wide-ranging concert repertoire, including Verdi's Requiem at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, and at the Paris Opera under Philippe Jordan. He has recorded numerous CDs of not only repertoire works (Faust, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor) but also lesser-known pieces like Szymanowski's King Roger, Offenbach's Rheinnixen and Johann Strauss II's Simplicius, together with several solo albums (Salut, Slavic Opera Arias, My Heart's Delight).


Katowice Academy of Music with Pavel Lisitsian and Sena Jurinac

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