Piotr Beczala: Vincerò!

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Piotr Beczala: Vincerò!
Piotr Beczala (tenor), with Evgeniya Khomutova (mezzo) / Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana , Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Marco Boemi

[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD ]

Release Date: Friday 15 May 2020

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Global star tenor Piotr Beczala presents Vincerò!, the first fruit of his exclusive collaboration with Pentatone. Vincerò! is a collection of heart-wrenching opera arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano and Cilea. 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.

"My new exciting project for 2020 is my recording of Verismo arias, 'Vincerò!', for my partners and friends at the 'Label of the Year' PENTATONE. With their trust and support, and together with Maestro Marco Boemi and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, I am embarking on a new journey by discovering some of the greatest tenor characters in opera - such as Turiddu, Canio, Andrea Chénier, and of course Calaf. Thanks to my experience singing the more lyrical roles, I am able to take on the challenge with my own style and expression, putting it all into practice and venturing a step further, presenting the enormous expressiveness and variety of colours of Verismo. In the coming years, works by Giacomo Puccini, Umberto Giordano and Pietro Mascagni will continue to complement my repertoire and I look forward to singing this great music on stage soon!" - Piotr Beczala

"Just listen to the luminous ring to Beczała's tenor in the open-hearted 'Recondita armonia'...In an age when many singers are persuaded to take on heavier repertoire far too soon, it's refreshing to read of an artist armed with patience. And it's refreshing to hear a tenor tackle this repertoire with such apparent ease, for this is a simply wonderful disc...Beczała never needs to force unduly, yet there's plenty of emotion to these readings" Gramophone Recording of the Month June 2020


Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

1) Recondita armonia 2.47
2) E lucevan le stelle 4.15

Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
3) La dolcissima effigie 2.03
4) L'anima ho stanca1.54
5) Il russo Mèncikoff 1.55

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
6) Intanto amici .... Viva il vino spumeggiante 3.01
7) Mamma, quel vino è generoso (Addio alla madre) 3.43

Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
8) Donna non vidi mai 2.24
9) Tra voi, belle 1.30

Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier
10) Come un bel dì di maggio 2.50
11) Un dì all'azzuro spazio (Improvviso) 5.00

Umberto Giordano: Fedora
12) Amor ti vieta 1.41

Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
13) Recitar ... Vesti la giubba 3.29

Giacomo Puccini: La Fanciulla del West
14) Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano 1.49

Giacomo Puccini: Edgar
15) Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo 4.54

Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
16) Aveto torto ... Firenze è come un albero fiorito 3.11

Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
17) Addio fiorito asil 1.59

Giacomo Puccini: Turandot
18) Nessun dorma 3.22