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Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Piotr Beczała in Recital Sunday, February 25th at 3:00

02/25/2018 - 15:00
02/25/2018 - 17:00
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The program will feature Beczała singing crowd-pleasing Italian art songs, as well as beloved music from his native Poland. He will perform works by Italian composers Ottorino Respighi, Stefano Donaudy, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Francesco Paolo Tosti, as well as Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko, Karol Szymanowski, and Mieczysław Karłowicz.

Beczała triumphed in both his Lyric debut in the title role of Faust (2009/10) and as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor (2016/17). He was called “warm-voiced” by the Chicago Sun Times, with the Chicago Tribune declaring, “Beczała defines the meaning of bel canto — beautiful singing.”

In addition to mainstage roles in some of the world’s leading opera houses, he has thrilled audiences across the country with his recital performances, which were described by The San Diego Union-Tribune as “an unqualified success…there was no stopping the free flow of glory notes.” The New York Times called his voice “rich, virile, with appealingly dark undertow” and the Washington Classical Review said the audience “called loudly for encores.”

Tickets for Piotr Beczała in Recital are on sale now at or by calling 312-827-5600.

A limited number of VIP Mezzanine Box Seats, with an exclusive on-stage Champagne Reception with Piotr and Martin to immediately follow, are available.

To purchase, please contact Karolina Śledź Reynolds at or (312) 827-5689

About Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.

Founded in 1954, Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.

Under the leadership of general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming, Lyric strives to become The Great North American Opera Company for the 21st century: a globally significant arts organization embodying the core values of excellence, relevance, and fiscal responsibility.

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