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  • 17.10.2016 - Piotr Beczala: "Lucia stars set new modern standards at Lyric Opera"--Chicago Tribune

  • "Lyric is surrounding the world's leading Lucia with the world's leading Edgardo, Polish tenor Piotr Beczala, making an overdue return to the roster, sending frissons of pleasure through the theater with his ardent performance. Listen to them singing together and individually, and you appreciate why they're considered today's gold standard in this repertory." For the complete article, click here.

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  • 16.10.2016 - Piotr Beczala: "Lucia di Lamermoor" --Opera News

  • "The excellent Piotr Beczala. Beczala delivered the most beautifully sung account of this role heard at Lyric in memory. His voice gleamed like a laser above the staff, and he evidenced an affecting Italianate sob in the timbre. Beczala’s "Fra poco a me ricovero" won the loudest ovation of the evening."  For the complete article, click here.

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  • 16.10.2016 - Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko reunite as Manon and Des Grieux at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre!

  • Yusif Eyvazov and Anna Netrebko reunite as Manon and Des Grieux at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. The production, helmed by Adolf Shapiro and conducted by Jader Bignamini, marks their first staged performance at the famed opera house. Performances take place October 16, 19, and 22. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 15.10.2016 - Anna Netrebko: New Recording on Deutsche Grammophon

  • Anna Netrebko’s acclaimed account of Manon Lescaut is available for pre-order in a new recording on Deutsche Grammophon. Captured live at the Salzburger Festspiele earlier this year, the recording of Puccini’s Parisian romance features Anna opposite Yusif Eyvazov as the Chevalier des Grieux with Armando Piña as Lescaut and Marco Armiliato conducting. The full-length recording draws upon the success of Anna’s latest studio...

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  • 14.10.2016 - WFMT broadcasts Lucia di Lammermoor live from Chicago starring Piotr Beczala

  • Opening on Saturday, October 15, the premiere of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lucia di Lammermoor, starring Piotr Beczala as Edgardo, will be broadcast live on WFMT. Donizetti’s Scottish tragedy features Piotr in one of his signature roles, opposite Albina Shagimuratova as the title heroine with Quinn Kelsey as Enrico, Adrian Sâmpetrean as Raimondo, and Enrique Mazzola conducting. The broadcast begins at 7:15 p.m. local time (CDT) and is hosted...

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  • 14.10.2016 - Sondra Radvanovsky: "World Class Soprano Nails Norma"--NOW

  • "Sondra Radvanovsky's spectacular turn as the Druid high priestess plays to her considerable strengths: commanding presence, fiery dramatic intelligence and jaw-dropping vocal agility and accuracy. What she demonstrates here in a way she hasn't before in her previous outings with the Canadian Opera Company is an aching vulnerability, captured in several floating pianissimos. When these show up, often in the midst of passionate outcries of vengeance and...

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