Piotr Beczala tenor from Poland born 1966-

Piotr Beczala tenor from Poland born 1966- Photo: Johannes Ifkowitz

Piotr Beczała was born in Czechowice-Dziedzice in southern Poland and initially trained in Katowice. He studied under Sena Jurinac in Switzerland. His first engagements were with the Linz State Theatre from 1992 to 1997, after which he became a regular member of Zurich Opera. Between 2004 and 2006, Beczała made several major international house debuts. 

Piotr Beczala tenor from Poland born 1966-

Piotr Beczała (born December 28, 1966) is a Polish operatic tenor. In April 2004, he made his debut at London’s Royal Opera House as the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier, later returning in October of that year in the title role of Faust, then in June 2005 as the Duke in Rigoletto, and in September 2006, again inFaust. In November 2004, he made his San Francisco Opera and American debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin. Beczała’s La Scala debut came in January 2006 as the Duke in Rigoletto, the role in which he also made Metropolitan Opera debut on December 19, 2006. In 2007, Beczała was awarded the Munich Opera FestivalPrize.

Metropolitan Opera

In 2012/2013, Beczała reprised his role as the Duke in Michael Mayer’s new ”Rat Pack” production of Rigoletto at the Met. Following a hostile reception from theloggionisti at the opening night of the 2013/14 La Scala season in La traviata], Beczała announced his refusal ever to appear in another production at La Scala.
Piotr Beczała’s commercial recordings include a Farao Classics recording of La traviata (as Alfredo Germont), and the complete songs of Karol Szymanowski.

Experienced performances

Opera Roles Operahouse Date
Eugen Onegin Lensky Metropolitan Opera 5.10.2013
Manon Des Grieux Metropolitan Opera 7.4.2012
Rigoletto Hertigen Metropolitan Opera 16.2.2013
Iolanta Greve Tristan Vaudemont Metropolitan Opera 14.2.2015

Bayreuther Festspiele

Lohengrin in Bayreuth 2018-19

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:351731  
Rigoletto {814}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2006
Debuts: Piotr Beczala, Kate Aldrich
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351735
Rigoletto {815}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2006
[Met Performance] CID:352590 
Lucia di Lammermoor {570}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/03/2008
Debut: Vladimir Stoyanov
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352603
Lucia di Lammermoor {571}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352613
Lucia di Lammermoor {572}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352619
Lucia di Lammermoor {573}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352626
Lucia di Lammermoor {574}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352639
Lucia di Lammermoor {575}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352640
Lucia di Lammermoor {576}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/25/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352840 
Eugene Onegin {129}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352843
Eugene Onegin {130}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/02/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352853
Eugene Onegin {131}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352857 
Lucia di Lammermoor {580}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2009
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352861
Eugene Onegin {132}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/09/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352868
Rigoletto {821}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352870 
Eugene Onegin {133}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352881
Eugene Onegin {134}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352890
Eugene Onegin {135}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353373 
La Bohème {1209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/2010
Debut: Massimo Cavalletti
[Met Performance] CID:353383
La Bohème {1210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/2010
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353385 
La Bohème {1211}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353390
La Bohème {1212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/02/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353400
La Bohème {1213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/06/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353410
La Bohème {1214}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2010
Debut: George Petean
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353417
La Bohème {1215}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353426
La Bohème {1216}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353434
La Bohème {1217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353773
Rigoletto {836}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353779
La Bohème {1228}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353788
La Bohème {1229}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/03/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353793
La Bohème {1230}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353802
La Bohème {1231}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353849 
Roméo et Juliette {323}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353859
Roméo et Juliette {324}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/07/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353866
Roméo et Juliette {325}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353877
Roméo et Juliette {326}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353887
Roméo et Juliette {327}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353893
Roméo et Juliette {328}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353900
Roméo et Juliette {329}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354001
La Bohème {1235}
Nagoya, Japan; 06/04/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354016
La Bohème {1236}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/08/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354019
La Bohème {1237}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/11/2011
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:354021
Concert
Tokyo, Japan; 06/14/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354023
Lucia di Lammermoor {590}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/16/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354026
Lucia di Lammermoor {591}
Tokyo, Japan; 06/19/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354438 
New Production
Manon {258}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/2012
Debuts: Lionel Hoche, Christophe Mortagne, Alexander Lewis
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354447
Manon {259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354453
Manon {260}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354461 
Manon {261}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/07/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354469
Manon {262}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354474
Manon {263}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354480
Manon {264}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354485
Manon {265}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354489
Manon {266}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354827  
New Production
Rigoletto {842}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2013
Debuts: Michael Mayer, Christine Jones, Susan Hilferty, Kevin Adams, Steven Hoggett, Robert Pomakov, Oksana Volkova
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354834
Rigoletto {843}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354838
Rigoletto {844}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354846
Rigoletto {845}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/08/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354853
Rigoletto {846}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354860 
Rigoletto {847}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354857
Rigoletto {848}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354873
Rigoletto {849}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354924
Faust {748}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2013
Debut: Jonathon Loy
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354929
Faust {749}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354939
Faust {750}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354940
Faust {751}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354947
Faust {752}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355023 
New Production
Eugene Onegin {136}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/23/2013
Opening Night {129}
Peter Gelb, General Manager
Debuts: Deborah Warner, Fiona Shaw, Tom Pye, Chloe Obolensky, Ian William Galloway, Finn Ross
Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Plazacast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:355025
Eugene Onegin {137}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355037
Eugene Onegin {138}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/01/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355042 
Eugene Onegin {139}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/05/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355053
Eugene Onegin {140}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/09/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355059
Eugene Onegin {141}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355068
Eugene Onegin {142}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/16/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355076
Eugene Onegin {143}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355265 
Rusalka {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/2014
Debut: Emily Magee
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355271
Rusalka {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355282
Rusalka {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355277
Rusalka {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355295 
Rusalka {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/08/2014
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355298
Rusalka {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355312
Rusalka {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2014
Debut: Tyler Duncan
[Met Performance] CID:355785
Metropolitan Opera Premiere (Iolanta)
New Production (Bluebeard’s Castle)
Iolanta {1} Bluebeard’s Castle {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/2015
Debuts: Ilya Bannik, Mariusz Trelinski, Boris Kudlicka, Marek Adamski, Marc Heinz, Tomasz Wygoda, Bartek Macias, Piotr Gruszczynski, Cassandra Zoé Velasco, Eichin Azizov
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355786
Iolanta {2} Bluebeard’s Castle {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/03/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355796
Iolanta {3} Bluebeard’s Castle {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/07/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355800
Iolanta {4} Bluebeard’s Castle {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/10/2015
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355813 
Iolanta {5} Bluebeard’s Castle {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/14/2015
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355821
Iolanta {6} Bluebeard’s Castle {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/18/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355828
Iolanta {7} Bluebeard’s Castle {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/21/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355954
Un Ballo in Maschera {298}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2015
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355960
Un Ballo in Maschera {299}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/28/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355981
Un Ballo in Maschera {301}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/06/2015
[Met Performance] CID:355986
Un Ballo in Maschera {302}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/09/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356121
Rigoletto {871}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356126
Rigoletto {872}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356137
Rigoletto {873}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356159
Rigoletto {874}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/02/2015
Debuts: Nadine Sierra, Dimitry Ivashchenko
[Met Performance] CID:356168
Rigoletto {875}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356169
Rigoletto {876}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356182 
Rigoletto {877}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356532
La Bohème {1296}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2016
Debut: Brigitta Kele
[Met Performance] CID:356536
La Bohème {1297}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356539
La Bohème {1298}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2016
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356541
La Bohème {1299}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356545
La Bohème {1300}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356553
La Bohème {1301}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356557
La Bohème {1302}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2016
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:356718
50 YEARS AT LINCOLN CENTER: A GALA CELEBRATION
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356929
Luisa Miller {87}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2018
Debut: Alexander Vinogradov
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356933
Luisa Miller {88}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356939
Luisa Miller {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356942
Luisa Miller {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356947 
Luisa Miller {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/2018
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356954
Luisa Miller {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356958
Luisa Miller {93}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357100
New production
Adriana Lecouvreur {74}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2018
Debuts: Sarah Joy Miller, Snezhana Chernova, Cara Seymour, Erin Monteleone,
Cajai Fellows Johnson, Sarah Kay Marchetti, Justin Way
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357106
Adriana Lecouvreur {75}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357111
Adriana Lecouvreur {76}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357116 
Adriana Lecouvreur {77}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2019
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:357119
Adriana Lecouvreur {78}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357121
Adriana Lecouvreur {79}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/19/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357126
Adriana Lecouvreur {80}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357130
Adriana Lecouvreur {81}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2019
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357449
At Home Gala
Streaming live from around the world; 4/25/2020

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