Beczala bids for Carmen

January 19, 2018 by norman lebrecht


The popular Polish tenor, 51, is making a belated career debut as Don José in Vienna’s Carmen revival next week.

It’s a first also for the Carmen, Margarita Gritskova.

And for the conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi – at least, his first time in Vienna.


Comments (4)

  1. Arturo says:

    Wow! Franco Zeffirelli is the stage director? I had to check his dates – he’s 94! Now that’s a good long career!

    1. It’s a revival: he won’t be there! Usually a staff director will take rehearsals

      1. Arturo says:

        Oh, thank you for explaining. I was wondering how that worked!

  2. Razz Matazz says:

    Beczala has a natural affinity with the French repertoire; I wish him every success!

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