Opera Singer Andrea Szantos

Biography

Andrea Szántó

Andrea Szántó recently sang the role of Maddalena(Verdi:Rigoletto) at the Hungarian State Opera House and the part of Judith(Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle) in a new staged production at the Art´s Palast Budapest and in Shanghai, with conductor Zoltán Kocsis and stage director Csaba Káel. She was Enrichetta in the wonderful production of the Art´s Palast Budapest, staged by Csaba Némedi, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. She performed the role of Miranda in the new production of Thomas Adés: The Tempest at the Hungarian State Opera House.

Future Engagements follows: Maddalena(Rigoletteo), the Mezzo-soprano (Verdi:Requiem) at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest and  Judith(Duke Bluiebear´s Catle) at the Art´s Palast Budapest and the Ravenna Festival under the botton of Cunductor Peter Eötvös.

 

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, Ádám Fischer, Iván Fischer, Riccardo Frizza, 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

May?

Vajda: Barbie Blue

Role: Barbie

concert performance at an Open Air Stage Budapest

Bernie: Levente Molnár

Conductor: Gergely Vajda

 

10th of Febuary

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard´s Castle

Role: Judith

at the Art´s Palast Budapest

Bluebeard: Krisztián Cser

Conductor: Peter Eötvös

  • 2017

2nd and the 4st of November

Verdi: Requiem

Role: Mezzo-soprano

at the Erkel Theatre Budapest

Sopran: Csilla Boros

Tenor: Hector Lopez Mendoza

Bass: Alexander Roslavets

 

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

 

 

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