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Peter Balczo | Opera Singer

Peter Balczo was born in 1983 in Debrecen, Hungary and started his solo career roles, in Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen with the role of Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart) followed by more challenging roles: Venzel (Die verkaufte Braut by Smetana), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti)
In 2009 in the scope of the Armel Opera Competition and Festival, Peter participated in the 2 one-act operas in Switzerland: Oscar (Alexandre bis by Martinu), and Gonzalve (LHeure Espagnole by Ravel), then in 2010, he won the same competition role of Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata. In the season 2010/2011, he performed two important main operetta roles: Sou Chong (The Land of Smiles by Lehar) and Edwino (Die Csárdásfürstin by Kálmán)
In 2011, he was seen in several roles in Hungary and abroad as well. He sang Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni by Mozart) in Italy, Romeo (Romeo et Juliette by Gounod) in Slovenia, Malatestino (Francesca da Rimini by Zandonai) in Szeged and Rodolfo (La bohème by Puccini) in Miskolc and in the Hungarian Opera of Cluj, in Romania.
In 2012, the audience could see him as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly by Puccini) in National Theatre of Szeged and in the role of Rodolfo (La bohème by Puccini) in Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen.
His first appearance was in the Hungarian State Opera House in 2012 as Alfredo (Verdi: La Traviata)
Competitions: 

2012 Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, Norrköping, Sweden - 4th Prize  

2011 Puccini International Vocal Competition, Lucca, Italy - Special Prize of the Teatro Communale di Bologna  

2010 Armel Opera Competition and Festival, Szeged, Hungary - Shared 2nd Prize 

2010 2nd International Gianluca Ricci Vocal Competition, Montefiore Conca, Italy - Second Prize 

2009 Opera Competition and Festival with Mezzo Television, Szeged, Hungary - Finalist 

2009 International Tenor Singing Competition, Jyväskylä, Finland - 3rd Prize 

2007 Simandy Singing Competition, Szeged, Hungary - Amarilli Special Prize 

2005 Simandy Singing Competition, Szeged, Hungary - Special Prize 

2005 International Singing Competition, Deutschlandsberg, Austria - Finalist
Awards:
 

2012 Simandy-plaquette 

2012 Domotor-award, Male Opera Singer of the year, audience award 

2011 Domotor-award, Male Opera Singer of the year, audience award 

2011 Young Opera Singer of the Year for his performance in the season, Szeged, Hungary 

2007 Quality-Award for his performance in the Die verkaufte Braut by Smetana
Website: www.peterbalczo.com
 

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