Piotr Beczala

Tenor

Biography

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 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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Full Biography

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 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.

The 21/22 season begins for Piotr Beczala on the concert stage: under the baton of Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden, the tenor sings Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Semperoper Dresden. Together with the pianist Helmut Deutsch, he can be seen with several recitals at the Theater im Park in Vienna, the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Musikverein Graz. Further recitals and concerts take him to Barcelona to the Gran Teatre del Liceu, to the Vienna State Opera, to Linz as part of the Great Voices concert series and to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. A recital tour takes the tenor to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. On the opera stage, Piotr Beczala starts the season in the role of Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore at the Zurich Opera House, followed by two opera productions at the Metropolitan Opera New York, once Verdi’s Rigoletto (Duke of Mantua) and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Lensky). At the Munich State Opera he can be seen in the role of Cavardossi in Verdi’s Tosca and as Riccardo in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera.

The last season Piotr Beczala gave a recital together with the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, a beneficial concert at the Konzerthaus Vienna, at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, at the Auditorio in Bilbao and again at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. He joined the stage with Plácido Domingo for a gala concert at the Bolshoi-Theatre in Moscow and was part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series with the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky. Piotr Beczala performed Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Orquesta Nacional de España under the baton of David Afkham at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, along with soprano Camilla Nylund he sang at the Brixen Classics Festival and traveled to Moscow to give a gala concert at the famous Tchaikovsky Concert Hall with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Marc Piollet. A recital tour with pianist Sarah Tysman took him to Oviedo, Las Palmas and Barcelona and to Madrid with a gala concert at the Teatro Real. The tenor performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Grafenegg Festival. On the opera stage, Piotr Beczala sang at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw the role of Werther in Massenet’s Werther. In addition, the Vienna State Opera’s Kammersänger performed three times at the famous opera house: as Werther in Werther, as Ein Sänger in Der Rosenkavalier and as Don José in Carmen. Other highlights of the season included Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) at the Zurich Opera House.

Since his debut as Duca in 2006, Piotr Beczala has been a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera. Since then he has sung Lenski (Eugene Onegin), Prince (Rusalka), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Vaudémont (Iolanta), Riccardo as well as the title roles in Roméo et Juliette and Faust. In 2011 he accompanied the Met to Japan and made his role debut in 2012 as Grieux in Massenet’s Manon. The tenor can also be regularly heard at the State Operas in Munich and Vienna and at La Scala in Milan. In 2016 he made his debut as Lohengrin at the Semperoper Dresden alongside Anna Netrebko under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann.

In addition to his opera career, Piotr Beczala is a much sought-after concert and lieder singer. In 2011 and 2012 he performed in the New Year’s Eve concerts at the Semperoper Dresden under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Further concert appearances have taken him to Baden-Baden, Amsterdam, Madrid, Budapest, Vienna, Milan and Oman.

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 „Vincerò!“ was released in May 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.

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Piotr Beczala: Gala concert in Tulln, Austria

On August 25, Piotr Beczala will perform at the 'Götterklang trifft Donaugold' concert in Tulln, Austria. Together with Andreas Schager and Lidia Baich, they will bring a very special program to the Donaubühne Tulln for this classical highlight.
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Piotr Beczala: Aida at the Salzburg Festival

Tenor Piotr Beczala makes his role debut as Radamès in Verdi's Aida at the Salzburg Festival. Premiere is on August 12 with additional performances on August 15, 19, 23, 27 & 30.
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Piotr Beczala: Open Air concert in Gmunden

Piotr Beczała sings an open air concert at the beautiful Salzkammergut region in Austria on July 8 & 10. ORF III will broadcast live from Toscana Park in Gmunden on July 10. Together with conductor Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchester Linz they will set off on an exciting journey of sound from the Salzkammergut to the world.
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Piotr Beczala ⭐ ♫"E lucevan le stelle"/aus Tosca