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Piotr Beczała



Piotr Beczała in action.
Piotr Beczała in La traviata, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2011

Polish tenor Piotr Beczała made his Royal Opera debut in 2004 as the Italian Tenor (Der Rosenkavalier) and has since sung Faust, Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Verdi’s Requiem in concert, Rodolfo (La bohème), Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) and Alfredo Germont (La traviata) for The Royal Opera. In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Rodolfo.

Beczała grew up in Czechowice-Dziedzice and studied at the Katowice Academy of Music with Sena Jurinac. He began his career in Linz, where he also studied with Dale Fundling. He went on to become a company member of Zürich Opera and now sings for the world's leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Vienna State Opera, Dresden Semperoper and Bavarian State Opera. His wide repertory includes Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Gustavo III (Un ballo in maschera), Des Grieux (Manon), Werther, Prince (Rusalka), Vaudemont (Iolanta) and the Shepherd (Król Roger).

Beczała has sung in concert and recital at major venues including Carnegie Hall, New York, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Berlin Konzerthaus. His discography includes several opera DVDs, and three solo albums including a disc of Slavic arias and a tribute disc to Richard Tauber. He is an exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon.

News and features

Recommended recordings: June 2013

Recommended recordings: June 2013

19 June 2013

June sees new releases from Aleksandra Kurzak and Piotr Beczala as well as a trio of Rosenblatt Recital recordings.

Recommended recordings Apr 2013: New releases in the ROH Shop

Recommended recordings Apr 2013: New releases in the ROH Shop

23 April 2013

April sees new releases from Antonio Pappano and Simon Rattle among others.