Opera Singer Andrea Szantos

Biography

Andrea Szántó

Andrea Szántó sings in 2016 the role of Miranda in Thomas Ades:The Tempest, at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest, conductor Péter Halász.  In 2016 October&November she will performs the role 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.

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, 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, 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

  • 2016

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