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Piotr Beczała

Piotr Beczała 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. In addition to his operatic work, he has sung many of the great vocal works with the world’s most distinguished orchestras and maestri.

Biography:

Piotr Beczala is one of the most sought-after tenors of our time and a constant guest at 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. In addition to his operatic work, he has sung many of the great vocal works with the world’s most distinguished orchestras and maestri.

Piotr Beczala’s 2019/20 season begins on the concert stage: in Hamburg he sings alongside Angela Gheorghiu at the Elbphilharmonie and gives a recital at the Brucknerhaus Linz with pianist Helmut Deutsch. He starts his Spain recital tour in Valencia and continues to A Coruña, Sevilla, Zaragoza and Girona. Further concerts and recitals take him to Dresden’s Frauenkirche, where the German TV channel ZDF annually broadcasts the renowned Christmas concert, to the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, to the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw and to the Philharmonie in Essen. The tenor sings at the 64th Vienna Opera Ball and performs three Operetta galas at the Zurich Opera House. On the operatic stage, Piotr Beczala sings his role debut as Jontek in a new production of Stanislaw Moniuszko’s Halka at the Theater an der Wien and at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. He also returns to the Vienna State Opera for two productions of Lohengrin and Rusalka and performs the title role in Jules Massenet’s Werther at the Metropolitan Opera New York. Before ending the season at the Festival Castell Peralada with two performances of Aida, he sings the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and the title role of Lohengrin at the Zurich Opera House.   

Piotr Beczala has released two solo albums for Deutsche Grammophon, “My Heart’s Delight” in 2013 and “The French Collection” in 2015. In 2012, he sang the New Year’s Eve concerts at the Semperoper in Dresden, which were directed by Christian Thielemann and released on CD and DVD by Deutsche Grammophon. A DVD of his stunning debut in the title role of Lohengrin opposite Anna Netrebko as Elsa was released internationally in 2017. His first solo album on Pentatone featuring versimo arias will be released in 2020.

In 2014 Mr. Beczala was awarded at the ECHO Klassik Award as "Singer of the Year" and in 2019 he was honoured as Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera.