Piotr Beczala
© Anja Frers
16 November 2018
Opéra des Nations

Piotr Beczała


Helmut Deutsch


Piotr Beczała the explosion El Periodico. This quotation reminds us that essentially he likes to sing. Off to a flying start, he appears on and enthrals the most prestigious international stages. A remarkable Don José in Vienna, then Rodolfo in Luisa Miller, beside Sonya Yoncheva, at the Metropolitan in New York, the Polish tenor has just signed an exclusive contract with Pentatone, a classical music label. The brightness of his tone immediately brings Puccini or Verdi to mind, but the repertoire of this extraordinary artist is much wider. He has notably become the ambassador of the French repertoire. Hasn’t he brought out an album entitled evocatively The French Collection? What a long way he has come since being discovered at the Opéra Garnier, interpreting Tamino in the Die Zauberflöte, a memorable and dreamlike version, produced by Benno Besson in 2001. There is no doubt that with his old partner Helmut Deutsche, a regular to Geneva’s cultural scene, and prestigious accompanist of many great stars, he will provide us with a memorable moment, during which, together with Dichterliebe, one or other composer from his home country will be featured.


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Nov 2018
Friday 16 |  7:30 pm

Performance takes place at the Opéra des Nations.