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Piotr Beczała

Tenor

Biography

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.

Photos

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

Piotr Beczała © Anja Frers/DG

Piotr Beczala as Alfredo in La traviata © ROH 2011

Ailyn Pérez as Violetta and Piotr Beczała as Alfredo in La traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Piotr Beczała as Alfredo in Richard Eye's La traviata © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2011

Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Hibla Gerzmava as Mimì in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Kostas Smoriginas as Colline, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Kostas Smoriginas as Colline, Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Hibla Gerzmava as Mimì in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Jeremy White as Benoit, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, Jeremy White as Benoit and Gabriele Viviani as Marcello in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Gabriele Viviani as Marcello, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, Hibla Gerzmava as Mimì, Jacques Imbrailo as Schaunard and Kostas Smoriginas as Colline in La Bohème © Johan Persson/ROH 2009

Camilla Nylund and Piotr Beczała in Rusalka © A.T.Schaefer/ROH 2011

Camilla Nylund and Piotr Beczała in Rusalka © A.T. Schaefer/ROH 2011

Camilla Nylund and Piotr Beczała in Rusalka © A.T.Schaefer/ROH 2011

Camilla Nylund and Piotr Beczała in Rusalka © A.T. Schaefer/ROH 2011