“His second aria, “Cisza dokola, noc jasna, czyste niebo,” comes from Moniuszko’s seldom-performed opera “The Haunted Manor.” The excited phrases often gave way to sustained notes, with Buszewski alternating between anger and apprehension. His anguished delivery was enough to draw applause from the audience, even before the aria was finished.”
– MONC Finals Concert, Opera Wire
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, his upcoming debuts include the Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites for the Metropolitan Opera, the Prince in Rusalka for Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi for San Diego Opera, Fadinard in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia for Graz Opera, Rodolfo in La Boheme with Theatre Wielki Opera Narodowa, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater for the Warsaw Philharmonic, and a return to Oper Leipzig. Last season he made his Berlin Staatsoper debut as Italian singer in Der Rosenkavalier, performed Cassio in Otello for the Royal Opera Covent Garden, and was heard at Staatsoper Hamburg as Ismaele in Nabucco, the Duke in Rigoletto, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Nadir in The Pearl Fishers with Opera Wrocław.
Recent engagements have included Rodolfo in La Boheme for Opera Wrocław, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for the Grand Theatre of Poznan, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore for Opera Leipzig, the Duke in for Wolf Trap Opera, Leandre in Le médicine malgré lui for Odyssey Opera Boston, Tybalt in Romeo et Juilette for Atlanta Opera, Camille in Lehár’s The Merry Widow for Musica Viva Hong Kong, and Faust in La damnation de Faust for the Transylvania State Philharmonic.
Piotr is a recent graduate of the acclaimed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he sang outstanding performances of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, the Prince in Rusalka, and Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte. As a Young Artist Piotr performed the role of Ernesto in Don Pasquale at Brevard Music Center, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Oberlin in Italy, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at the Trentino Music Festival.
A recipient of many noted awards, Piotr 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, second prize in the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition, and was a 2019 National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards.