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Piotr Beczala

Tenor

Biography

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

Polish tenor Piotr Beczala 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.

Beczala 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).

Beczala 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

International Opera Awards 2015 finalists announced

International Opera Awards 2015 finalists announced

27 March 2015

A host of Royal Opera-affiliated artists have been shortlisted.

Recommended Recordings: March 2015

Recommended Recordings: March 2015

12 March 2015

This month the focus falls on new recordings from Bryan Hymel, Piotr Beczała and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

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.

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