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Gábor Bretz

Gábor Bretz

opera singer, Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera (2012/2013)
bass-baritone

Born in Budapest, Gábor Bretz, studied with Stephen Czovek in Los Angeles before returning to Budapest to continue his training first with Professor Albert Antalffy, then at the Béla Bartók High School of Music with Mária Fekete, and later with Erika Sziklai and Sándor Sólyom-Nagy at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. In 2005 he took the top prize at the International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens.

He appears at the Hungarian State Opera regularly, with roles that include (Boito's) Mefistofele, Figaro, Leporello, Don Giovanni, Méphistophélès (Gounod's Faust), Banquo (Macbeth) and Gurnemanz (Parsifal), and was appointed Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera for the 2012/13 season.

He has made his debut at a number of operatic venues abroad, including at the Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden, and in Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Bologna and Hamburg. At various stages around the world, he has worked under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Edward Gardner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Lothar Koenigs, Michele Mariotti and Esa-Pekka Salonen. He regularly sings the title role in Bluebeard's Castle in both concert performances and staged productions. Also a frequent guest on concert stages, he has sung works by Bach, Haydn and Mozart, as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Tippett's A Child of our Time, Berlioz's L’enfance du Christ, Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah with such conductors as Sylvain Cambreling, Carlo Montanaro and Helmuth Rilling.

Awards and recognitions:
Mihály Székely Commemorative Plaque (2022)
Hungarian Artist of Merit (2020)
Ferenc Liszt Award (2013)
Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera (2012/2013)

Performances

August 12. 20:00
semi-staged opera
Giuseppe Verdi

Attila

Margater Island Open Air Stage
August 14. 20:00
semi-staged opera
Giuseppe Verdi

Attila

Margater Island Open Air Stage
October 27. 18:00
contemporary opera 14 rehearsal
Gaetano Donizetti

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Hungarian State Opera
December 9. 19:00
classic opera 12
Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHÈME

Hungarian State Opera
07. Lukács Gyöngyi season ticket
February 23. 18:00
contemporary opera 18 rehearsal
Georges Bizet

CARMEN

Hungarian State Opera
February 25. 18:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

CARMEN

Hungarian State Opera
03. Kelen Péter season ticket
March 5. 11:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

CARMEN

Hungarian State Opera
14. Berczelly István season ticket
March 9. 18:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

CARMEN

Hungarian State Opera
04. Kasza Katalin season ticket
April 5. 16:00
contemporary opera 18 rehearsal
Richard Wagner

PARSIFAL

Hungarian State Opera
April 14. 17:00
contemporary opera 18
Richard Wagner

PARSIFAL

Hungarian State Opera
04. Kasza Katalin season ticket
April 27. 18:00
contemporary opera 18 rehearsal
Richard Strauss

ELEKTRA

Hungarian State Opera
April 29. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Richard Strauss

ELEKTRA

Hungarian State Opera
10. Kovács János season ticket
May 20. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Richard Strauss

ELEKTRA

Hungarian State Opera
03. Kelen Péter season ticket