Arias from Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Andrea Chenier, Turandot, Edgar, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, La fanciulla del West, Gianni Schicchi, and Fedora
Piotr Beczała, tenor; Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana; Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana; Marco Boemi, cond.
Pentatone PTC 5186733 SACD (15 May 2020)
For those who miss the opera house while stuck in their own house, there is good news from Polish tenor Piotr Beczala. The first fruit of his exclusive collaboration with Pentatone Records—the highly anticipated album, Vincerò!—is now available for purchase. Also, a video of the global opera star singing the beloved aria “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Tosca can be viewed on YouTube.com.
Vincerò! is a collection of 18 heart-wrenching opera arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano and Cilea, sung by one of the most sought-after tenors and a frequent guest artist in the world’s leading opera houses. For Beczala, this recording documents his vocal transition from the lyrical tenor repertoire to the more dramatic roles of Verismo, and thus simultaneously marks a significant new chapter in his stage career.
Beczala is accompanied by the Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, led by maestro Marco Boemi; an extraordinary “singer’s conductor” who has worked with the greatest vocalists of our age.