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Andrea Szántó

Andrea Szántó

Opera singer
mezzo-soprano

Born in Berettyóújfalu, Andrea Szántó launched her musical studies at the Gyula Music School with József Csiky, later becoming a student of Valária Berdál at the Szeged Conservatory. She earned her diploma from the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest in the course headed by Éva Andor. Her artistic and vocal development has been aided by Erzsébet Komlóssy and Margit Kaposy, and she is currently working with Dana Mihaylova. She was still a student at the academy when she shared first prize, and won Hungarian Radio and Television's special prize, at the First International Baroque Singing Competition.
After completing her studies, she signed with the Hungarian State Opera. A former member of Theater-Bielefeld, she would go on to become a soloist at the National Theatre Mannheim, where she made her debut in the role of Judit (in Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle) under the baton of Adam Fischer. With a repertoire embracing more than 50 operatic roles and also as a concert singer, she has performed at the Bregenz Festival and the Schwerin Castle Festival, as well as in such cities as Vienna, Graz, Hannover, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Zagreb, Toulouse, Nagoya, Sapporo and Tokyo. The list of composers she has collaborated with includes Christoph Eschenbach, Tamás Vásáry, Adam Fischer, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, János Kovács, Zoltán Kocsis, Friedemann Layer and Howard Williams, and she has also worked with numerous major directors, such as Hans Neuenfels, Christopher Alden, Achim Freyer and Philip Himmelmann.
Principal roles: Eboli (Don Carlos), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), Laura (La Gioconda), Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda), Adalgisa (Norma), Judit (Bluebeard's Castle), Kundry (Parsifal), Ortrud (Lohengrin), Venus (Tannhäuser), Charlotte (Werther), the title role in Carmen, Dalila (Samson et Dalila) and Marina (Boris Godunov).

Performances

September 3. 19:00
contemporary opera 18 premiere
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
September 5. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
September 10. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
September 16. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
October 2. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
October 8. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
October 10. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Georges Bizet

Carmen

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
April 13. 16:00
contemporary opera 18 rehearsal
Richard Wagner

Parsifal

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

Parsifal

Hungarian State Opera
May 13. 17:00
contemporary opera 16 rehearsal
Richard Wagner

Götterdämmerung

Hungarian State Opera