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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but I have heard him sing better, 18 April 2013
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This review is from: Verdi Arias - Piotr Beczala (Audio CD)
Make no mistake Piotr Beczala is in the top 4 or 5 tenors singing today and I was expecting to give this disc a 5 star rave review based on my experience of listening to his past work.

Unfortunately and this is only my opinion, he seems to be over pushing himself and he seems to have lost some of the lightness of touch and lyrical qualities he usually demonstrates so well. The orchestra doesn't do this recording any favours either and I would rate them as 'adequate'.

The recording is OK to listen to and I believe if you are new to Piotr Beczala then there is every chance you will wonder why on earth I think it only worthy of the 3 stars. I am sure many listeners will love this and if you are a fan of Kaufmann, Villazon or Calleja then have a listen.
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Initial post: 26 May 2013 23:21:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 23:22:10 BDT
Andy Torsten says:
i saw him many times in Zurich-Opera and he's world class, but as soon a record company looks on artists they have to fear for their voices, maybe he makes the same mistake as so many singers before, Araiza, Villazon and so many more. It would be a shame.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2013 08:16:54 BDT
Abert says:
First, Araiza NEVER signed up any record company, not as Villazon or Beczala.
Secondly, as far as this 'pushing problem' goes, the tenor who pushed his voice the most is definitely Rolando Villazon. Beczala is really NOTHING if compared to Rolando's pushing.
Araiza never really pushed his voice to such extent and that's why he still could successfuly tackle Siegmund will into his late 50's.
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