Next week, Piotr Beczala sings his first performances of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera on the Metropolitan Opera stage. The acclaimed tenor and noted Verdian stars as the Swedish King Gustav III in David Alden’s film-noir-inspired production. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings his close friend and ultimate killer, Anckarström, and Sondra Radvanovsky sings Amelia, Anckarström’s wife and the object of Gustav’s affections.

The performance also marks Piotr’s first collaboration with James Levine, who conducts the work on April 23 and 28, as well as May 2 and 6. An additional performance takes place on May 9.

Click here to watch a preview of Piotr’s Gustav, “Di tu se fedele,” performed live at The Greene Space for WQXR earlier this month.

(Photo: Jonathan Tichler / The Metropolitan Opera)

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Tenor Piotr Beczala’s first Metropolitan Opera performance of Un Ballo in Maschera earned acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The Huffington Post named him “an ideal fit for the role of Gustavo. He has a strong voice with a clear, ringing timbre that climbs effortlessly to the soaring high notes. And his range, from the […]

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