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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.

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  • 11.07.2016 - In Dresden Cultural Riches Abound Throughout This 'Florence on the Elbe' - featuring Piotr Beczala's 'Lohengrin'

  • "When the excellent tenor Piotr Beczala joined me in 2015 for a conversation at New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò as part of a series I lead there about Italian opera, he mentioned that he would be singing his first Wagner role, Lohengrin, in Dresden in May 2016. It is one of my favorite operas, and this seemed an ideal match of singer to role. The fact that his Elsa would be Anna Netrebko in her first major turn in a Wagner opera (she had sung small parts early in her career) only increased my resolve to hear this performance. Here Netrebko and Beczala are interviewed by Axel Brüggemann about the production.
    When I discovered that this Lohengrin was concurrent (though not part of) the annual Dresden music festival, it seemed the right time to visit this city for several days. I had been to Dresden once before, in 2013, to walk in the footsteps of Wagner. He wrote the libretto and much of the music for Lohengrin in Dresden. As it happened, I saw this same very traditional production (which dates to 1983 when Dresden was part of East Germany) with a different cast on my prior visit

    While I prefer not to write reviews of operas I attend, I can say confidently that this Lohengrin was the best all-around production I have seen and heard in a very long time. The scenery and costumes were by Peter Heilen and the original stage direction was by Christine Mielitz. The Sächsische Staatskapelle orchestra was led by its music director Christian Thielemann. The chorus was splendid, especially the tenors. The cast, down to the smallest role, was outstanding. Evelyn Herlitzius was a vivid Ortrud. Tomasz Konieczny was the best Telramund I have ever heard, and the Met needs to get him as soon as possible. Anna Netrebko got much of the press coverage, and she was a very fine Elsa, but the revelation was Piotr Beczala, who was just about perfect in the title role"

    Fred Plotkin - WQXR

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