Opera Studio | Sopron

Opera Programs for young artists

Welcome

to the Opera Studio Sopron

I am very happy to announce that Sopron’s first opera studio programme, the Opera Studio Sopron has opened its doors since February 2022 as the city’s new cultural and musical focus group. Its creation and establishment have been a long-desired wish on my part. As a pianist born in Sopron I feel that it is time to give something back to this city, something that we all can be proud of. During the past years, I have travelled to many places in the world and I received numerous impulses from which I have derived the necessary experiences and interactions to build this initiative, the Opera Studio Sopron. I hope that our events will be beneficial and provide useful knowledge and experience to many young artists not just from Hungary but from all around the world, as well as professional skills and valuable friendships. They are going to give high level gala concerts and opera concerts in future and I hope that they complete our programmes with tons of beautiful memories in their heart.

We have a magnificent inner city in Sopron with cosy historic streets, cafes, restaurants, small shops, surrounded by a beautiful forest. I hope that all participants in our program will find it satisfying and the few days they spend here will offer them much needed rest and relaxation as well.

The venue that houses this new initiative is the Franz Liszt Cultural Center, which is one of the most prominent institutions not only in Sopron, but in the entire West Hungarian region.  Béla Bartók visited here and gave four concerts in the City in 1905 and later during the 1920s. Franz Liszt, on the other hand, gave the first concert of his life here in October 1820 at the age of nine. Ferenc Lehár and his family spent the best years of their lives in Sopron when Lehár was still a child. His first composition was completed here when he was six years old. Lehár was a perennial child of the town and remained a Hungarian citizen while he resided in Austria until his death.

Love,
Katalin Zsubrits
The Founder and Head of the Opera Studio Sopron.

Zsubrits Katalin Opera Studio Sopron

„My doctors are seriously concerned about my health. I should work less. But when there is an inner restlessness that pushes me to go on, how can I follow rational recommendations made by doctors? Here is my trip to Sopron, for example. My doctors will castigate me for this. They sent me to the French Riviera, but instead, I am going to Sopron. And to be honest, I am glad that I am going there. I like this old town, the crooked streets, the old houses, the parks that offer dreams and the local residents here. Since this town represents my youth, this town offers me all the happiness and joy that has evaporated. Perhaps I will cut my trip to the Riviera short. I need to go to Sopron. I feel at home there.”

Ferenc Lehár

Opera Studio Sopron

We welcome young and emerging – professional artists from all around the world. We provide world class professional development by opera singers, conductors and repetiteurs with decades of international opera theater experience.

WHAT DO WE OFFER

October – November 2022

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Theme: A fantastic opportunity for spending four days with legendary Hungarian conductor István Dénes and your selected roles. László Lukács vocal masterclasses are always very popular and successful, he was singing 160 operas and he is helping singers with role coaching too. 

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Date: 22-23 & 29-30 in Sopron, Hungary. 

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Venue: Sopron, City Center, Petőfi tér 3. 

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Faculty: István Dénes (conductor, repetiteur) ROLE COACHING, László Lukács (baritone) vocal masterclass & reflex condition method, Katalin Zsubrits (pianist, repetiteur)

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Application: You can fill our application form on our website: www.operastudio.hu – Application menu. Please do not hesitate to contact us: info@operastudio.hu.

 

BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE – OCTOBER, 2022

LOOKING FOR SINGERS!

We are looking for maximum 6 singers to sing the two roles of the opera: Judith and Bluebeard. There will be two or three concerts in Budapest. Very unique opportunity to learn the roles by leading Hungarian opera professionals and also to discover the beautiful Budapest and Sopron.

Details and application in the Application menu! Deadline: 30th September

October – November 2022

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Theme: We invite you for two beautiful art song weekends to the beautiful Sopron. Italian conductor Alessandro Pagliazzi is going to coach Italian songs and Italian opera roles, Maria Temesi is going to build a masterclass on the Liszt/Bartok songs.

Don’t forget your conservatoite / university exam repertoire at home, we help you with that also. 

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Date: 12-13 & 26/27 November 

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Venue: Sopron, City Center, Petőfi tér 3. 

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Faculty: Alessandro Pagliazzi (conductor, repetiteur) ROLE COACHING, Prof. Dr. Maria Temesi (soprano), Katalin Zsubrits (pianist, repetiteur)

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Application: You can fill our application form on our website: www.operastudio.hu – Application menu. Please do not hesitate to contact us: info@operastudio.hu.

 

 

Faculty

Temesi Mária Opera Stúdió Sopron

Prof. Dr. Maria Temesi

SOPRANO

Opera singer and opera ambassador at Hungarian State Opera House, university professor and head of voice department at University of Szeged Faculty of Music. Founder and competition director of the ’József Simándy’ International Singing Competition.

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Lukács László Bariton Opera Stúdió Sopron

Laszlo Lukacs

BARITONE

He began his career at the Hungarian State Opera House, then became a member of the Trier Opera after Prague, where he was the theatre’s leading baritone singer for more than 30 years.

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Hongyu Chen Opera Stúdió Sopron

Hongyu Chen

BARITONE

Since 2018 he has been a junior professor at the Inner Mongolia Art University in China and at Szeged University in Hungary, as well as a visiting professor for master classes in China and Europe.

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Alessandro Pagliazzi Opera Studio Sopron

Alessandro Pagliazzi

CONDUCTOR

He works as a vocal coach in Vienna and performs with distinguished artists like KS. Peter Dvorsky and KS. Neil Shicoff.

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Toronykőy Attila Opera Stúdió Sopron

Attila Toronykőy

DIRECTOR
(Hungarian State Opera House)

Attila Toronykőy was born in Szeged in 1969. While earning his degree in structural engineering at Budapest’s Ybl Miklós Technical College, he also studied violin. In 1991, he wound up in the opera department of the National Theatre, where he started by working as an assistant director before becoming a director.

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At the piano

Zsubrits Katalin Opera Stúdió Sopron

Katalin Zsubrits

Classical pianist & Repetiteur

Katalin Zsubrits is a Hungarian pianist. She was studying music / piano performance in Budapest, Hungary and the UK and won piano competitions when she was younger. After her studies she spent seven years in the Middle East (Kuwait, Qatar, UAE – Dubai and Abu Dhabi) as a solo pianist where she strived to create awareness of the benefits and importance of music education by teaching piano for children and young adults and organizing piano recitals for them.

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