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PIOTR BECZAŁA, tenor
26 October, 2019
Sarah Tysman, piano
The performance lasts about 1 hour 25 minutes, including one interval.
Delicacy and lyrical tension with Piotr Beczała
The enchanting lyricism of the voice of Piotr Beczała (Poland, 1966) expresses the moving beauty of Slavonic song, full of feeling, and some of the most famous arias of Italian and French opera, served by a lyric tenor who has triumphed on the world’s great stages, and has lately expanded his repertoire to include more dramatic and heroic roles.Beczała, born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, southern Poland, studied in Katowice and perfected his art with the great Sena Jurinac and with Pavel Lisitsian, then going on to the Zurich Opera until his international career took flight in 2004 -Covent Garden, the Met, San Francisco, Salzburg… and a climactic 2009 season at the New York Met in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”.
Since then, he has carefully curated his career with a varied yet consistent repertoire. The critics have praised the sureness of his technique, his delicate nuances and expressive phrasing, his “intense lyricism and luminous high notes”, in the words of Javier Pérez Senz on his recital in the Barcelona Liceu in November 2018, in which he “brought lyric passion to life and the public to its feet”. Other writers, such as Pablo Meléndez-Haddad, remark on his ability to “assume characters” and inject them with realism and expressiveness: “the idea was to offer an evening of high voltage tenor performance, and that was what he achieved”, in the same recital at the Liceu, where he had previously given an “unforgettable Werther”.
In Seville, accompanied by the French pianist Sarah Tysman, professor of vocal repertoire at Berlin University of the Arts, Beczała centres the first part of his recital on Slavonic songs and arias by Antonín Dvořák, with four “Gypsy songs”, and the famous “Song of the Indian Guest” from the opera “Sadko” by Rimsky-Korsakov. Taken together, these songs evoke a journey through foreign lands and cultures, evoking the 19th-century fascination with exoticism.
In the second part, Beczała focuses on the European operatic repertoire, with a bouquet of arias by Verdi -the lovely “Di tu se fedele il flutto m’aspetta” from “Un ballo in maschera”- Massenet, the emotive and delicate “Le rêve de Des Grieux” from “Manon” and “Pourquoui me réveiller” from “Werther”; and finally, Bizet, with “Flower Aria” from the very Sevillian “Carmen”.
Beczała, a tenor who has specialised in leading roles by Mozart, Verdi and Szymanowski, is very well suited for the intimacy of a recital. The warmth of his timbre, his even and firm projection, a solid line of song and clear and transparent diction have made him eminently capable of going from the poetic delicacy of a song to the full expressiveness of the most dramatic arias in the operatic repertoire.
Ruggero Leoncavallo, Mattinata
Mieczyslaw Karłowicz, Four songs
Antonín Dvořák, Gypsy songs
Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov, Indian song (Sadkó)
Giacomo Puccini, "Recondita Armonia" / "E lucevan le stelle" (Tosca
Giuseppe Verdi, "Di tu se fedele il flutto m'aspetta" (Un ballo in maschera)
Francesco Paolo Tosti, L'Ultima canzone / Chi sei tu che mi parli / Ideale
Ernesto de Curtis, Torna a Surriento
Cesare Andrea Bixio, Mamma son tanto felice
Jules Massenet, "Le rêve de Des Grieux" (Manon)
Georges Bizet, "Flower Aria" (Carmen)
Jules Massenet, "Pourquoi me réveiller" (Werther)
26 October, 2019
Stalls (Patio) 40€
Balcony (1ª Balcón) 38€
Balcony (2ª Balcón) 36€
Terrace (1ª Terraza) 34€
Terrace (2ª Terraza) 32€
Slips (1ª Paraíso) 30€
Slips (2ª Paraíso) 28€
Slips (3ª Paraíso) 26€
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