Thielemann announces Netrebko and Beczala as his Lohengrin pair

Thielemann announces Netrebko and Beczala as his Lohengrin pair


norman lebrecht

October 12, 2014

They’re down for Dresden in 2016, Bayreuth in 2017.  The conductor says: ‘Ich bin überzeugt,dass Anna und Piotr die Idealstimmen für Lohengrin sind.’ Full interview here.

netrebko beczala


  • Simon S. says:

    Interesting. Have they ever sung in German before?

  • VonEssek says:

    Now Anna really needs to get serious about her German…

  • erich says:

    she just sang the 4 last Songs with Barenboim – apparently very decently.

  • Berta Calechman says:

    Piotr Beczala speaks German fluently, and has sung Belmonte, Tamino, Sou Chong, and other roles in German. Anna is reportedly working on her German, in preparation for Elsa.

    • Simon S. says:

      “Working on her German” – the funny thing is that years ago she was granted citizenship of a country whose only official language (apart from some regional miniority languages of indeed minor importance) is indeed German.

  • Herrera says:

    If Anna and Piotr are “ideal”, then what of Anna and Alagna (who’s scheduled to sing Lohengrin at Bayreuth in 2018)? Can’t wait to see what the not-always-diplomatic Thielemann will say about that…