Tenor Gyula Rab has been the soloist of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich since 2018. His more important roles include the lyric romantic heroes of operas by Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, such as Prince Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Ernesto in Don Pasquale or Beppe in Rita.
Besides the operatic genre, he actively performs in oratorios. He sang solo tenor in Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s The Creation with the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, and he sang the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion performing with conductors such as Ádám Fischer, Tamás Vásáry, Gergely Vajda and Máté Hámori. His appearances on international concert stages include singing the tenor solo in Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the Mahel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jakub Hrusa at the Quincena Musical de San Sebastian Festival in Spain. He performed Archangel Uriel in Haydn’s The Creation with the Danish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ádám Fischer in Müpa Budapest on 1 January 2022.
As a member of Equlibrium Young Artists founded by Barbara Hannigan, he debuted in the role of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rakes Progress in 2019 at such prestigious European centres of music as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Philmahrmonie de Paris, the Kulturpalast Dresden, the Gasteig München, the Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In the scenic performances directed by Linus Fellbom the Munich Philharmonic and the Ludwig Orchestra was conducted by Barbara Hannigan.
The young tenor debuted at the Hungarian State Opera in 2016 singing in The Fairy-Queen by Purcell, and since then he also appeared on stage of the Opera House as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte and Kálmán in Hochzeit im Fasching (Love Adrift) by Ede Poldini among other roles.
He was the member of the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera in the 2016/17 season.
In 2016, he received the Junior Prima Award in the music category.
He graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music with distinction in 2012, as a pupil of Éva Marton. He continued his studies in the United Kingdom. He received the Joseph Weingarten scholarship in Birmingham, and the Sir Roger and Lady Carr Soirée d’Or scholarship in London at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, from which he graduated in 2015. He spent his summer vacations in England singing in the choir of the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, where he became Jerwood Young Artist in 2015.
He won the “Erste az elsőkért” award of Erste Bank Hungary, the scholarship of The Friends of the Liszt Academy Association, the Le Meridien Prize, the UNELMA-Dream Scholarship, the Sussex Opera & Ballet Society Award, the Independent Opera Award, and the International Opera Award Foundation Bursary.