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Polish singers in Met’s Top 10

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Polish singers in Met’s Top 10

Performances by Piotr Beczała and Tomasz Konieczny are considered must-sees of the 2018/19 season at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. 

Piotr Beczała is praised for his interpretation of Maurizio in Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur.

‘How he wove those long phrases with such precision and a seemingly endless supply of breath is truly mesmerizing to consider. Beczala is undeniably in the conversation for best tenor in the world right now; he keeps getting better and better and soon there might be no doubt that he’s right at the top,’ noted OperaWire’s review of Beczala’s performance.

Watch Piotr Beczała perform at the Met

Tomasz Konieczny dazzled the audience as Alberich in Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

‘Konieczny conjured up one of the greatest Met performances of the season, creating a rich portrayal of a tragic figure who is scorned and rejected by those who feel themselves superior to him,’ wrote OperaWire about Konieczny after the opening performance of Das Rheingold.

‘There are simply few singers this season with the vocal presence that the Polish bass-baritone exhibited,’ conclude the authors of Top 10 Performances By Singers From The Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-19 Season, David and Francisco Salazar. 

The two Poles are mentioned alongside such superb singers as tenor Javier Camarena (La Fille du Régiment), soprano Joyce DiDonato (La Clemenza di Tito), soprano Karita Mattila (Dialogues des Carmélites), baritone Kyle Ketelson (Pelléas et Mélisande), tenor Matthew Polenzani (La Clemenza di Tito), mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili (Adriana Lecouvreur, also Aida and Samson et Dalila), tenor Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), and soprano Eva Maria Westbroek (La Fanciulla del West).

Tomasz Konieczny sings Moniuszko on the main stage of the Teatr Wielki on 6 June accompanied by the Orchestra of the Polish National Opera under Grzegorz Nowak. Last tickets are available here.