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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.
The Founder and Head of the 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.”
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
OPERA STUDIO SOPRON –
Date: 2024. June 24-30 and July 1-7
Venue: Sopron, Liszt Center, Liszt Cafe, Cave Theater
WHAT DO WE OFFER
2023, 27-31 October
INTERNATIONAL OPERA MASTERCLASS AND GALA CONCERT AT THE ERKEL THEATER
Masterclass program by two fantastic Hungarian opera singers, former singers of the Hungarian State Opera, soprano Katalin Pitti and tenor Dénes Gulyás. Also role and repertoire coaching is possible with Maestro István Dénes who has been conductin at the Hungarian State Opera since 1977. Gala concert will be held on 31st October.
Date: 2023, 27-31 October
Venue: Budapest, Erkel Theater
The gala concert at the Erkel Theater Aula will be held at 7pm on 31st October, 2023. We are looking forward applications by talented, young artists.
2nd OPERA SEMINAR AND GALA CONCERT
26 JUNE – 2 JULY 2023.
About the program:
One of the best opera masterclass programs of the year in Hungary!
This is going to be our 2nd opera seminar. Last year it was a great success! You can meet multiple artists with 30-40 years of stage experience and international career!
Bel Canto technique
Mozart recitativo workshops
Gala concert date: 2 July, 2023
Venue: Sopron, Liszt Center
Faculty: Mónika Fischl (soprano), Berle Sanford Rosenberg (tenor), István Dénes, Alessandro Pagliazzi (conductor, repetiteur), Katalin Zsubrits (pianist)
(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.
Prof. Dr. Maria Temesi
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.
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.
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.
At the piano
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.