Opera Singer Andrea Szantos

Biography

Andrea Szántó


Andrea Szántó recently sang the role of Judith(Bartók:Duke Bluebeard´s Castle) at the Art´s Palast Budapest and the part of Maria&Strawberry Woman(Gershwin:Porgy and Bess) in a new staged production at ErkelTheatre Budapest.

Future Engagements follows among others: Kundry(Parsifal) at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest, Verdi: Requiem(Mezzosoprano) at the Vigszinház in Budapest and  a new production of Bartók´s Duke Bluebeard´s Catle(Judit) at Bartók Plusz Opera Festival at Miskolc and also Judith in the new production of the Lituanian State Opera House Vilnius .

 

Andrea Szántó was born in Hungary.  She completed her studies at the Academy of Music in Budapest. She won joint First Prize at the I. Barock Singing Competition in Hungary and received the Special Prize of the Hungarian Television and Broadcast. She twice received a scholarship to take part in the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and was awarded the Annie Fischer Prize and Margit Szilvássy Prize in Hungary.
After her studies she was engaged by the Hungarian State Opera House,  she was the member of the Bielefeld Theatre.  She has been the soloist for 13 years at the National Theatre Mannheim.

Her wide ranged repertoire includes: the title role of Eboli(Don Carlo), Amneris(Aida), Santuzza(Cavalleria rusticana), Preziosilla(La forza del destino), Laura(Gioconda), Elisabetta( Maria Stuarda), Adalgisa(Norma), Kundry(Parsifal), Ortrud(Lohengrin), Venus(Tannhäuser), Judith (Bluebeard´s Castle), Marina(Boris Godunow), Charlotte(Werther), Dalila(Samson et Dalila) and the title role of Carmen.

She worked with conductors: Christoph Eschenbach, Michel Tilson-Thomas, Axel Kober, Tamás Vásáry, Peter Eötvös, Ádám Fischer, Iván Fischer, Riccardo Frizza, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Howard Williams, Kirill Karabits,Dan Ettinger, Herbert Boek, Sir Richard Armstrong, Zoltán Kocsis, János Kovács and Vjekoslav Sutej.

She worked with stage directors : Hans Neunfels, André Engel, Christopher Alden, Achim Freyer, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Olivier Tambosi és  Philipp Himmelmann.

Guest engagements followed amoung others at the Bregenzer Festspiele, in Frankfurt, Hannover, Wiesbaden, Nürnberg,Köln,at the Scottish Opera, at Theater Graz, at the Schwerin Open Air Festival, at the Budapest Spring Festival, Wien, Toulouse, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kiew, Shanghai, Sapporo, Tokyo, at the Hungarian State Opera House,  Zagreb.

As a concert soloist she performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus, at the Budapest Art´s Palais and at the Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona.
 

Calendar

  • 2018

28th and 29th of September, 8th of November, 28th of December

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

at the Lituanian National Opera House VILNIUS

 

 

3rd and 5th of  August (rainday:4,6 August)

Verdi: Rigoletto

Role: Maddalena

at the Open Air stage of Margit-Island Budapest

 

19th of June

Ildikó Cserna - Soprano´s concert

with      Andrea Szántó(Mezzo-soprano)

          Gabriella Gyökér(Piano)

 

Webber: Pie Jesu(Cserna-Szántó)

Caccini:Ave Maria(Cserna)

Verdi:Otello-Ave Maria (Cserna)

Mascagni: Ave Maria(Cserna)

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - Voi lo sapete, o Mamma(Szántó)

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder(Cserna)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde -Liebestod(Szántó)

Wagner: Tannhäuser -Hallen Arie(Cserna)

Offenbach: Les contes des Hoffmann - Barcarole(Cserena-Szántó)

 

At the Marbor Saloon of the Hungarian Broadcast

 

8th and 10th of June

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judit

Bluebeard: Marcell Bakonyi

Stage Director: Michal Znaniecki

Conductor: Ádám Cser

at the Miskolc Bartók Plusz Opera Festival

https://operafesztival.hu/index.php/hu/eladasok/50-opera/2074-bartok-bela-a-fabol-faragott-kiralyfi-a-csodalatos-mandarin-a-kekszakallu-herceg-vara-kekszakallu-100

 

28st of May

Verdi: Requiem

Role: Mezzosoprano

at the Vígszinház in Budapest

 

21st of May

The Sacral Wagner

Role: Scene of Kundry(Parsifal)

Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek

at the Erkel Theatre Budapest

http://opera.hu/musor/megtekint/richter-janos102-a-szakralis-wagner-2017/eloadas-201805211930/

 

 

10th of Febuary

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

at the Art´s Palast Budapest

Bluebeard: Krisztián Cser

Conductor: Peter Eötvös

https://mupa.hu/program/komolyzene-opera-szinhaz/eotvos-peter-senza-sangue-bartok-a-kekszakallu-herceg-vara-2018-02-10_19-00-bbnh

 

28th of January and 8th of Febuary

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Role: Maria

at the Erkel Theatre(Budapest)

 


  • 2017

2nd and the 4st of November

Verdi: Requiem

Role: Mezzo-soprano

at the Erkel Theatre Budapest

Sopran: Eszter Sümegi

Tenor: Hector Lopez Mendoza

Bass: Alexander Roslavets

 

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

 

3rd of October

Beethoven: IX.Symphony

Alto  solo

at the Erkel Theatre Budapest

Solti International Conducting Competition Opening Ceremony

Conductor: Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro

 

 

23, 28 th of September and 1st of October

 

Verdi: Rigoletto

Role: Maddalena

at the Hungarian State Opera / Erkel Theatre

Conductor: Ádám Medvecky

 

13,15,17,21,23rd of June

Verdi: Rigoletto

Role: Maddalena

at the Hungarian State Opera House

Conductor: Péter Halász

 

22nd of May

Bellini: I Puritani

Role: Enrichetta di Francia

at Kodály Központ Pécs

Elvira: Klára Kolonits

Arturo: Francesco Demuro

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Stage Director: Csaba Némedi

 

18th and 21 st of May

Bellini: I Puritani

Role: Enrichetta di Francia

at the Art´s Palast Budapest

Elvira: Jessica Pratt

Arturo: Francesco Demuro

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Stage Director: Csaba Némedi

 

  • 2016

2nd of December

Ferenc Farkas: Fruit Basket songs

concert with the woodwind quintett

at Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska Byalistok

 

6th of November

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

at Cultural Square Theatre Shanghai

Bluebeard: Gábor Bretz

Conductor: János Kovács

7th of October

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

at The Art´s Palast Budapest

Bluebeard: Gábor Bretz

Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis

Stage Director: Csaba Káel

 

19th, 21th, 25th, 28th May  &   1st of June

Thomas Ades: The Tempest      

Role: Miranda

at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest

Conductor: Péter Halász  

 

7th of October

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

at the Art´s Palast in Budapest

Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis

Bluebeard: Gábor Bretz

Stage director: Csaba Káel

 

6th of November

 

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

in Shanghai(China)

Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis

Bluebeard: Gábor Bretz

Stage director: Csaba Káel

 

 

Some notes

  • Andrea Szanto is stunning as the brazen, tempestuous gypsy temptress - The Sunday Herald