Vincero! / Beczala, Boemi, Oquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana

Release Date: 5/15/2020
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186733
Performer: Piotr Beczala
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Number of Discs: 1

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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 Baeczala, 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. “Piotr Beczala has the kind of voice you want to hang medals on. Its luminosity makes many of his fellow lyric tenors, past and present, sound by comparison like flickering candlewicks. Beczala’s clarity and cleanliness of tone are the essence of his appeal.” (Opera News Awards, 2015)

 

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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

Works on This Recording
1. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
2. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
3. Adriana Lecouvreur: La dolcissima effigie by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Italy
4. Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Italy
5. Adriana Lecouvreur: Il russo Mèncikoff by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Italy
6. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intanto amici, qua beviamone un bicchiere by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
7. Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
8. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
9. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
10. Manon Lescaut: Tra voi, belle, brune, bionde by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
11. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
12. Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
13. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Italy
14. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
15. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
16. Edgar: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Italy
17. Gianni Schicchi: Avete torto! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
18. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
19. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
20. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Boemi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
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