Prima donnas



10 February 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage

In Brief

Festive gala concert with Hungarian and English surtitles

Performance length: , without intermissions

Klára Kolonits has had a special career. She’s likely the only soprano in the world who sang the role of Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle before taking on the role of the Queen of the Night. Strangely, it took almost a decade for Klára Kolonits to make her way to the OPERA, where she immediately debuted in a leading role as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. She has remained loyal to Mozart and has been given worthy role in all the works of the Salzburg genius that are currently on the repertoire. The soprano found her true calling in the world of Hungarian and international bel canto heroines. Beyond the works of Bellini, Donitetti, and Meyerbeer, she has showcased her exceptional technique in such rarities as Donzietti’s Maria Stuarda, which was performed in Szeged. Yet, Erkel’s operas are just as important to Kolonits; in addition to roles like Erzsébet Szilágyi and Melinda, she has recorded Bátori Mária and Erzsébet in concert versions. Her CD entitled Bel Canto Reloaded also piqued the interest of the international professional community.


V. Bellini: Norma – “Casta diva” - Norma's cavatina from Act 1 | Klára Kolonits

G. Donizetti: Maria Stuarda – “O nube, che lieve... Nella pace del mesto riposo” – Maria Stuarda's aria and cabaletta from Act 2 | Klára Kolonits

J. Massenet: Werther – “Pourquoi me réveiller” – Werther's aria from Act 3 | Szabolcs Brickner

J. Massenet: Manon – “Toi! Vous!” – Manon and Des Grieux's duet from Act 3 | Klára KolonitsSzabolcs Brickner

G. Verdi: Don Carlo – “Ah! noto appien ti sia... Per me giunto... Io morrò” – Rodrigo's death from Act 4 | Michele Kalmandy

A. N. Scriabin: Preludes, op. 11, no. 2 & 4 | Kálmán Szennai

G. Verdi: Il trovatore  – “Timor di me… D’amor sull’ali” – Leonora's aria from Act 4 | Klára Kolonits

G. Verdi: Il trovatore – “Udiste?… Mira, di acerbe lagrime” – Count Luna and Leonora's duet from Act 4 | Klára KolonitsMichele Kalmandy

A. N. Scriabin: Preludes, op. 11, no. 5 & 9 | Kálmán Szennai

G. Verdi: Aida – “Qui Radamès verrà!” – Aida's aria from Act 3 | Klára Kolonits

G. Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – “Eri tu che macchiavi quell’anima” – Renato's aria from Act 3 | Michele Kalmandy

G. Charpentier: 
Louise – “Depuis le jour” – Louise's aria from Act 3 | Klára Kolonits


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Feb. 10, 2024
Start time
7:30 p.m.
End time
8:50 p.m.