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. In the 2019/20 Season he reprises the role of Rodolfo for the Company.
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. In addition to his Royal Opera roles his repertory includes Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Gustavo III (Un ballo in maschera), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur), Des Grieux (Manon), Don José (Carmen), Werther, Lohengrin, 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 four solo albums including a disc of Slavic arias and a tribute disc to Richard Tauber. He is an exclusive recording artist for Pentatone.
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