Rising star tenor Piotr Buszewski is considered as one of the most exciting young singers of his generation and is praised by critics for his magnificent clear ringing tenor, nobility of tone and captivating stage presence. This season, Buszewski returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Tamino The Magic Flute and makes his debut for Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as Cassio Otello.
Elsewhere in 2023/24, Buszewski sings Duke Rigoletto and Italian Singer Der Rosenkavalier for Oper Leipzig, and Alfredo La traviata for Teatr Wielki. Last season, he sang Chevalier de la Force Dialogues of the Carmelites in his debut for the Metropolitan Opera, Prince in a new production of Rusalka for Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi for San Diego Opera, Fadinard in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia for Oper Graz and Rodolfo La Boheme with Teatr Wielki, and he appeared in concert with the Warsaw Philharmonic performing Dvorak Stabat Mater.
Buszewski made his debut appearances with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, as Italian singer Der Rosenkavalier, and for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Cassio. For the Staatsoper Hamburg, he appeared as Ismaele Nabucco, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Duke Rigoletto and Chevalier de la Force, and he sang Rodolfo La Boheme and Nadir The Pearl Fishers for Opera Wrocław. Other recent engagements have also included Tybalt Romeo et Juilette for Atlanta Opera, Camille The Merry Widow in Hong Kong and Nemorino in Leipzig. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts where he sang Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor, Prince Rusalka, and Ferrando Cosi fan tutte.
Among his many awards, Buszewski received first prize in the 2019 Loren Zachary Competition, three prizes at the Moniuszko Competition, including Audience Prize, third prize in the Zinka Milanov International Voice Competition, Special Prize at the Otto Edelmann Voice Competition and second prize in the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition. He was a finalist of the 2019 Operalia Competition and a finalist in the National Council Awards of the Metropolitan Opera.
New York Classical Review
Buszewski, with his ringing, clear tenor, made a dashing, handsome Chevalier de la Force.
The big number is Fadinard’s ‘Io voglio quel cappello’, sung at the work’s main-stage La Scala debut by a young Juan Diego Flórez in 1998 and delivered here with no lack of seductive Italianate legato – and a ringing top note – by Piotr Buszewski.
Piotr Buszewski sang Cassio with fluidity and panache, with a guileless nobility of tone that triangulated well with Thomas and Maltman.