I had my first experience with classical music at the age of six, when I began to play the piano. After 12 years of piano studies and choir experience, I started to take vocal training lessons and decided to be a soloist.

 

Besides my French and Portuguese Language and Literature studies at the University Eötvös Lóránd of Budapest, I studied singing with the professors Ilona Adorján, József Hormai and Katalin Szőke. In 2004 I passed in the Faculty of Solo singing – Teacher of the College of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary), where I graduated in 2008 with excellent qualifications, under the direction of Brigitta Kovács and the pianist József Balog.

 

Since 2003 I work regularly with Júlia Hamari, I attend her masterclasses and private lessons in Budapest, Győr (Hungary) and Stuttgart (Germany). I also participated in the masterclasses of György Vashegyi and of Walter Moore in 2005. In 2008 I attended a theatrical workshop of Jeanne Henny. In 2011 I took part in master classes given by John Norris and by Francisco Araíza. In the past few years I have been working with the Hungarian mezzo-soprano, Bernadett Wiedemann and the vocal coach Katalin Szőke.

 

During the academic years I interpreted the role of Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), and Tatiana (Eugene Onegin). I made my stage debut singing Donna Elvira during the season 2007/2008 at the Baroque Theater of the Royal Palace in Gödöllő, Hungary. The next season, in that same theater I was heard as Cherubino with the Savarian Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Pál Németh. In 2009 I appeared on the stage of two principle Hungarian theaters. In the Csokonai Theater of Debrecen I worked with Balázs Kocsár in the first Hungarian premier of Dvořak’s Rusalka, in which I sang the first Wood-spirit. In the 2009/2010 season I played Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) in the National Theater of Miskolc. This performance – directed by Ernö Weil and conducted by Arne Willimczik, Philippe de Chalendar and Katalin Váradi – came to fruition in association with the Theater Regensburg, Germany.

 

In the last few years I have been appearing regularly on the stage of the famous concert scenes of Budapest. In 2011 I have become a soloist of the Orfeo Orchestra conducted by György Vashegyi. With this Orchestra I made my debut as Oenone in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie in the Palace of Arts of Budapest.

 

In June and July 2011 I sang Zélis in Ferenc Liszt’s one and only opera, Don Sanche. This opera – directed by Julia Glass and conducted by Nicolaus Richter – was premiered in the International Operafestival Miskolc (Hungary) and in the Stadthalle Bayreuth (Germany), on the occasion of the Liszt-Jubilee. The same year I qualified as a Finalist of the Neue Stimmen Competition that took place in Gütersloh Germany in October. I was prize winner of the International Singing Competition Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, singing Palmatica in Millöcker’s operetta, Der Bettelstudent at the summer Operafestival 2012 (Conductor: Georg Menskes, Director: Detlef Soelter).

 

In 2012 I made my debut on the stage of the Hungarian State Opera as Dorabella, under the baton of György Vashegyi (stage direction by Miklós Szinetár). I was heard as Lichas in Haendel’s Hercules, premiered in Hungary by the Budapest Spring Festival in the Palace of Arts of Budapest. The piece was directed by Csaba Káel and conducted by György Vashegyi. The same year I sang Irene in Haendel’s Theodora, presented by the Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir at the Palace of Arts. In August I was heard as Cherubino at the Iseum Open Air Theater in Szombathely, under the baton of György Vashegyi conducting the Savaria Symphonic Orchestra (stage director: Csaba Káel). In fall I made my debut in the Theater Braunschweig in Millöcker’s Bettelstudent as Palmatica.

 

In April 2013 I had the chance to work with the Savaria Symphonic Orchestra of Szombathely again in Donizetti’s Elisir d’amore, singing Giannetta (Conductor: Gergyely Kesselyák, Director: Albert Mányik). In May I won 1st prize and two Special prizes in the VIII. International Simándy József Competition in Szeged, Hungary. I was also scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation. In the summer of the Richard Wagner Jubilee Year I sang Fricka‘s and Flosshilde‘s role in Der Ring an einem Abend (arrangement by David Seaman) in Bayreuth, under the baton of Nicolaus Richter, Director: Philippe Arlaud. In November I was the solist of the Concerto Budapest Orchestra under the baton of András Keller, singing the Alto solo in Bach Actus tragicus and Mozart: Requiem in the Grand hall of the Liszt Academy. In December I sang Marguerite in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bucher at the Hungarian National Theater (Director: Attila Vidnyánszky) and I was heard as Mercedes at the Hungarian State Opera/Erkel Theater (Conductor: Tibor Bogányi).

 

In February 2014 I was heard as Annio in the Palace of Arts in a concert version of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, with the Orfeo Orchestra. Then I was solist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic under the baton of Mátyás Antal in Rossini: Petite messe solennelle and Honegger: Le roi David.
In April 2014 I sang Cherubino at the Hungarian State Opera (Conductor: János Kovács, Director: Judit Galgóczy), then I made my debut as the Muse/Nicklausse at the National Theater of Szeged in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann (Director: Tamás Juronics, Conductor: Tamás Pál). I was guest soloist of the junge deutsch-französisch-ungarische Philharmonie, singing Orchesterlieder of Richard Staruss in the Stadthalle Bayreuth under the baton of Nicolaus Richter. In May I appeared as Dorabella with the Savaria Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Martin Sieghart. In June I was invited as a soloist by the Mödlinger Singakademie for Beethoven: Missa solemnis at the St. Othmar Kirche in Mödling (Conductor: Antal Barnás).

 

In June 2014 I sang the role of the High Priestess (Aida) at the Bartók Plus Operafestival Miskolc (Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák, Director: János Mohácsi). In September 2014 in the season opening Cavalleria rusticana premiere of the Hungarian State Opera, staged by Georges Delnon, I sang Lola under the baton of Pinchas Steinberg. In October I was invited by the Poznan Philharmonic, this time conducted by Gaetano d’Espinosa, to sing the Alto solo in Mozart’s Requiem. In November I sang the Poet in the Hungarian composer, Erkel’s opera “Dózsa” at the Hungarian State Opera (Conductor: Balázs Kocsár).
In November I was Finalist of the Competizione dell’Opera in Tashkent. In February 2015 I made my role debut as Siébel (Faust) at the Bartók Hall Szombathely with the Savaria Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Herzog.

In March 2015 I was heard as Flosshilde (Das Rheingold) at the Hungarian State Opera in a new production of the director Géza M. Tóth. The conductor was Péter Halász. My next premiere of the season was Aida in April at the Hungarian State Opera/Erkel Theater, in which I appeared as the High Priestess (director: János Mohácsi, conductor: Gergely Kesselyák).
In May I have made my debut as Dorabella on the stage of the Aalto Musiktheater Essen in a production of Johannes Schaaf and the musical direction of Yannis Pospourikas. I also appeared as Judith in John Duprez’s comic oratorio “Not the Messiah” at the Budapest Arena (Conductor: Gábor Hollerung)

 

In the season 2015/16 I sang Flosshilde, Cherubino, the High Priestess and Lola at the Hungarian State Opera and I was also heard as Judith (Not the Messiah). In May 2016 I was prize winner of the 2nd round of the Armel Opera Competition and Festival.

 

In the season 2016/2017 I will appear in several new roles at the Hungarian State Opera: Flora Bervoix (Traviata), Sister Mathilde (Les dialogues des Carmelites), Hunyadi Mátyás (Erkel’s Hunyadi László), Emilia (Otello). I will be also heard as High Priestess and Annio. In the Final Round of the Armel Competition I will sing the role of Albertine (Warsaw Chamber Opera – Dobrzynski: Operetta).