The French Collection

Arias by Massenet, Berlioz, Verdi, Boieldieu, Donizetti, Gounod and Bizet

Piotr Beczala The French Collection opera arias

‘A wide variety of dynamics and some thrilling top notes bring Beczala success as Massenet’s doomed Romantic poet in Werther … He fines down his voice to a perfect pianissimo in the extract from Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust, in which the Lyon orchestra, conducted by Alain Altinoglu, makes something extraordinarily refined out of the postlude; indeed they are excellent throughout.’ George Hall

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Piotr Beczala: The French Collection

Arias by Massenet, Berlioz, Verdi, Boieldieu, Donizetti, Gounod and Bizet

Piotr Beczala (tenor), Diana Damrau (soprano); Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon/Alain Altinoglu

DG 479 4101

Read the rest of this review in the June 2015 issue of BBC Music Magazine

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