Polish tenor Piotr Buszewski is one of the rising stars in the opera world today. A 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards and Operalia finalist, this season he is heard as Chevalier de la Force in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites at Metropolitan Opera in New York, Prince in a new production of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka at Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse, Rinuccio in Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at San Diego Opera, Fadinard in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze at Oper Graz, and Rodolfo in La boheme at Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw.
His future engagements include a return to Oper Leipzig (as Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto and as Italian Singer in Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier), to Teatro Regio Torino (as Prince Leopold in Jacques Halevý’s La Juive), and to Metropolitan Opera (in the 2023/2024 artistic season). Last season, Piotr Buszewski made his debuts at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin (as Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier), at Royal Opera House in London (as Cassio in Verdi’s Otello), as well as at the Staatsoper Hamburg (as Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco and as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, among others).
Recent engagements have included Nadir in Georges Bizet’s Les pecheurs de perles at the Wrocław Opera, Duke in Rigoletto during the Wolf Trap Opera (Virginia), Tamino in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Grand Theatre in Poznań, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at Oper Leipzig, Léandre in Charles Gounod’s Le médecin malgré lui at Odyssey Opera in Boston, Tybalt in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at Atlanta Opera, Camille in Franz Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe at Musica Viva in Hong Kong, and Faust in Gounod’s La damnation de Faust at the Filarmonica de Stat Transilvania (Romania).
He is a graduate of the acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he sang Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Prince in Rusalka, and Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. As a young artist he performed the role of Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at the Trentino Music Festival.
Piotr Buszewski received First Prize in the Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition (Los Angeles, 2019), three prizes (including the Audience Prize) at the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw, and is the laureate of the Zinka Milanov International Competition for Young Opera Singers (Rijeka, Croatia), the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition (New York), Hal Leonard Voice Competition (Winona, Minnesota) and the International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition in Vienna.