Gulyás Dénes


Liszt Award

Middle Cross of Hungary Award

Opera Director of Pecs National Theater opera-division

His Profess about Art:

„Art is a sacred issue for me. Art is a tool as well as the goal at the same time. It wants to mediate and stimulate us, human beings. Doesn’t matter if we talk about literature, painting, theatricals, photography or any other area of the art, every artist and every artistic activity must have the same single aim: to find and show the pulchritude and the intrinsic. This is what I was always been trying to convey through music.”

Denes Gulyas was born in 1954 in Budapest. He is married, father of 3 children.

Besides studying to be a locksmith in secondary school, he started singing. At the age of 19, he was admitted to the Budapest Academy of Music, where he got his opera singer and artistteacher degree in 1978.

At the beginning of his carrier in 1978 he won second prize at the Opera Singers’ Contest of Hungarian National Radio.

In 1979 he won second prize at Parma “Govanni Cantanti Lirici” International Opera Singers’ Contest, while in 1982 he won the first International Luciano Pavarotti Contest in Philadelphia.

These successes established the opportunity for him to sing in almost all famous opera houses and concert halls around Europe, America or Asia. During his carrier he played the main lyric tenor roles in the New York Metropolitan Opera House, the Carnegie Hall and in the Awery Fisher Hall, in the opera Houses of Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Milwaukie, San Diego, as well as in Montreal, Buenos Aires and Montevideo. He has been a permanent guest singer of leading opera houses of Europe in Vienna, Hamburg, Bonn, Munich, London, Zurich, Genoa, Rome, San Gallen, Paris, Milano, Florence, Venice, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona or Antwerp.

He has been working with worldwide famous directors, singers and conductors in several successful productions.

He was member of the Hungarian State Opera until 1990, worked in the Budapest National Theatre as well as in other Hungarian cities: at the Szeged National Theatre, the Győr Kisfaludy Theatre where he directed the opera section.

He is a teacher of the Opera Faculty of the Budapest Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Since February 2011 he is the Opera Director of Pecs National Theater opera-division. He is also leading the Opera Faculty of Pecs University of Science.

During his carrier he had hundreds of song concerts, more than 300 cheritable among them. At the end of the 90’s he founded the Nagykovacsi Linum Art Festival also working for it as artistic director in the recent years.

His rich career has been honored with the Liszt-award, other honors of excellence, the Middle Cross of Hungary Award, the Award for Hungarian Art, and many other niveau-awards.

Speaks English and Italian.

His hobby is wine tasting, meeting with friends, cooking, horse riding and sailing

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