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Jonathan Tetelman Replaces Piotr Beczala At Tanglewood
Tenor Jonathan Tetelman will replace Piotr Beczala in “La Bohème” at Tanglewood. Beczala was supposed to take on his signature role alongside soprano Kristine Opolais but opted for performing in “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuth Festival when Roberto Alagna stepped down from the production. Tetelman sang his first performances of Rodolfo in the Puccini masterpiece at the Fujian Grand Theatre in China. He has also appeared in performances at the Milan…
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Piotr Beczala To Replace Roberto Alagna At Bayreuth
Piotr Beczala will replace Roberto Alagna at the Bayreuth Festival. According to BR-Klassik, Beczala accepted the assignment on a short notice and was forced to cancel his recital in Granada to be at rehearsals of the new production by Yuval Sharon. Beczala sang the title character of Lohengrin for the first in 2016 alongside Anna Netrebko in an acclaimed production, which was later released on DVD. This would be his Bayreuth…
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Opernhaus Zurich 2017-18 Review: Das Land Des Lachelns: Piotr Beczala Shines Amidst Confused Production of Lehár Classic
What endures of Zurich Opera’s performance of Lehár's "Das Land des Lachelns" is Piotr Beczala. Never did we fail to hear the clear, clean line of his clarion sound; never did we fail to feel his full and steady presence on stage. While outside, swans and an array of boats dotted Lake Zurich and strollers savored assorted ice creams, inside, the white Baroque opera house was a beauty more than…
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Anna Caterina Antonacci, Marina Rebeka & Ramon Vargas Headline Grand Théâtre de Genève’s 2018-19 Season
The Grand Théâtre de Genève has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of rarely performed works as well as the Ring Cycle. Here is a look at what this season will offer. Productions The season opens with Bizet's "Carmen" starring Ekaterina Sergeeva and Héloïse Mas alternating the title role.  Sébastien Guèze and Sergej Khomov share the role of Don José while Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and Adriana Gonzalez round out the cast. John…
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Diana Damrau, Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli & Anja Harteros Lead Opernhaus Zurich’s 2018-19 Season
Opera Zürich has announced its 2018-19 season slate, which is among the largest in the world. It will feature a whopping 12 new productions, among a glut of exciting revivals. Let’s dive in. Premieres  Gisbert Näther's "Konrad oder das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse" gets a new production by Claudia Blersch.  Ann-Katrin Stöcker conducts two cast which will include Irène Friedli, Katharina Peetz, Flurin Caduff, Valeriy Murga, Hamida Kristoffersen, and Sinéad O'Kelly. Performance Dates: Sept. 22,…
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Nina Stemme, Plácido Domingo & Piotr Beczala Headline Teatro Reals’ 2018-19 Season
The Teatro Real has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of repertory staples and rarities. The season will also include a number of superstars and modern classics. Here is a look at all the vocal highlights in the season. Productions  The season opens with Gounod's "Faust" with two different casts. Piotr Beczala and Ismael Jordi star in the title role alongside Marina Rebeka and Irina Lungu in the role…
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Malin Byström & Piotr Beczala Win Big At The International Opera Awards
The Bayerische Staatsoper won the award for Opera Company of the Year taking the top prize at The International Opera Awards. Piotr Beczala won the Male Singer of the Year and sent a video from New York, where he is performing at the Metropolitan Opera.  Malin Byström won the Female Singer of the Year and thanked her parents in a moving speech which also saw her show gratitude to her…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: Sonya Yoncheva, Plácido Domingo, Piotr Beczala Star in ‘Luisa Miller’
This Saturday, audiences around the world will get a chance to see a rare performance of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” with an all-star cast. The showcase kicks off at 12:25 p.m. EDT and will star Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, Plácido Domingo as her father Miller, Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, Olesya Petrova as Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm. All three of the leads are currently in…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Luisa Miller: An Unquestioned Triumph for Yoncheva and Beczala
“Luisa Miller” is long considered to mark the beginning of Verdi’s “middle period” with themes of class division and an ill-fated romance that foreshadow the composer’s brilliant “La Traviata.”  It also came at a time when Verdi was more open to sourcing from outside of his homeland, with the German playwright Friedrich von Schiller’s Kabale und Liebe the material for this work. The Metropolitan Opera revived a production by Elijah…
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Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala Star in Grand Teatre del Liceu 2018-19 Season
Barcelona's Grand Teatre del Liceu has announced its 2018-19 season, presenting a number of exciting, fully-staged or concert-style productions, as well as a number of recital performances. A full list of all works in the 2018-19 season can be found on Gran Teatre del Liseu's website. The Ring Without Words Josep Pons will be conducting Lorin Maazel’s 90-minute arrangement of Wagner’s epic “Ring” cycle. Performance Date: July 25, 2018 I…