2015–16 Season: Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor
Piotr Beczala made his American opera debut with San Francisco Opera in 2004 as Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and returned in 2007 as Tamino (The Magic Flute) and Rodolfo (La Bohème) in 2009. His recent engagements include the Prince (Rusalka) and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) with the Vienna State Opera; Count Vaudémont (Iolanta) and King Gustavus (Un Ballo in Maschera) with the Metropolitan Opera; the title role of Faust with Paris Opera; and Rodolfo at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Roles he has performed with the Met include the Duke of Mantua, Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Faust, Edgardo, Rodolfo, and Lensky. His other career highlights include the Duke of Mantua, Rodolfo, and Alfredo Germont (La Traviata) with Milan’s La Scala; Roméo, Faust, Edgardo, and Rodolfo with the Vienna State Opera; the Prince, Alfredo, the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier), and the title role of Werther with Munich’s Bavarian State Opera; and the Italian Singer, Faust, the Duke of Mantua, Lensky, Rodolfo, Roméo, and Alfredo with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Beczala has recorded Faust (Orfeo), La Traviata (Farao, nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award), Lucia di Lammermoor (Mariinksy Theatre), three solo albums and a number of DVD recordings.