Piotr Beczala

Piotr Beczala

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<p>Piotr Becza&#322;a (born December 28, 1966 in Czechowice-Dziedzice) is a Polish operatic tenor. Piotr Becza&#322;a was born in southern Poland and initially trained in Katowice. His first engagements were with the Landestheatre in Linz, after which he became a regular member of Zurich Opera. Between 2004-2006, Becza&#322;a made several major international house debuts. 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 in Faust. In November 2004, he made his San Francisco Opera and American debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin. Becza&#322;a'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 he was awarded the Munich Opera Festival Prize which acknowledges outstanding accomplishments by departments and members of the Bavarian State Opera as well as members of the Festival performance casts for his performances in Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier and Werther. Becza&#322;a appears as Alfredo Germont in the Farao Classics</p>

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