Thursday 2 April 2020
Tenor Piotr Beczala Debuts on PENTATONE
PENTATONE is delighted to announce that tenor Piotr Beczala, one of the most celebrated vocalists of our time, is releasing his first album with the label.
Global star tenor Piotr Beczala presents Vincerò!, the first fruit of his exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE. Vincerò! is a collection of heart-wrenching opera arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano and Cilea. For Beczala, this recording documents his vocal transition from the lyrical tenor repertoire to the more dramatic roles of Verismo, and thus simultaneously marks a significant new chapter in his stage career. Beczala is accompanied by the Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, led by maestro Marco Boemi; an extraordinary singer’s conductor who has worked with the greatest vocalists of our age.
Released as digital single for streaming and downloads.
Digital Release Date
24 April 2020
PTC 5186 941
About Piotr Beczala
Piotr Beczala is one of the most sought-after tenors of our time and a constant guest at the world’s leading opera houses. The Polish-born artist is acclaimed by audiences and critics alike not only for the beauty of his voice, but also for his ardent commitment to each character he portrays. In addition to his operatic work, he has sung many of the great vocal works with the world’s most distinguished orchestras and maestri.
Piotr Beczala’s 2019/20 season began on the concert stage: in Hamburg he sang alongside Angela Gheorghiu at the Elbphilharmonie and gave a recital at the Brucknerhaus Linz with pianist Helmut Deutsch. He started his Spain recital tour in Valencia and continued to A Coruña, Sevilla, Zaragoza and Girona. Further concerts and recitals took him to Dresden’s Frauenkirche, where the German TV channel ZDF annually broadcasted the renowned Christmas concert, to the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, to the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw and to the Philharmonie in Essen. The tenor sand at the 64th Vienna Opera Ball and performs three Operetta galas at the Zurich Opera House. On the operatic stage, Piotr Beczala sings his role debut as Jontek in a new production of Stanislaw Moniuszko’s Halka at the Theater an der Wien and at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. He also returned to the Vienna State Opera for two productions of Lohengrin and Rusalka.
Piotr Beczala has released two solo albums for Deutsche Grammophon, “My Heart’s Delight” in 2013 and “The French Collection” in 2015. In 2012, he sang the New Year’s Eve concerts at the Semperoper in Dresden, which were directed by Christian Thielemann and released on CD and DVD by Deutsche Grammophon. A DVD of his stunning debut in the title role of Lohengrin opposite Anna Netrebko as Elsa was released internationally in 2017. His first solo album on Pentatone featuring verismo arias will be released in 2020.
In 2014 Mr. Beczala was awarded at the ECHO Klassik Award as "Singer of the Year" and in 2019 he was honoured as Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera.
Photo by Julia Wesely