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Zoltan Nagy

Biography

''Zoltán Nagy pleased with secure high notes, powerful low notes and outstanding qualities as an actor."

 

Hungarian bass-baritone Zoltan Nagy was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 1984. After completing his vocal studies at the Gheorge Dima Music Academy in 2007, he was awarded a study grant for the Master's Programme at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, studying with Prof. Boris Bakow and Prof. Breda Zakotnik. While continuing his studies there, he already joined the ensemble of Vienna State Opera.

Zoltán Nagy attended several master classes in Romania, Italy, Switzerland and Austria (Mariana Nicolesco, Ion Buzea, Ionel Pantea, KS Thomas Hampson, Paola Fornasari and Claudia Visca) and won prestigious competitions, among them the Hariclea Darclee International Voice Competition, the Romanian Song Competition in Kronstadt, Romania, and the 4th European Opera Singing Competition "Debut" in Germany.

Zoltan Nagy made his operatic debut at the Romanian State Opera Cluj-Napoca as Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia followed by Angelotti in Tosca. His career quickly gained momentum with engagements at the Hungarian State Opera as Figaro: Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Basilio:Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Angelotti: Tosca, the Palace of Arts Budapest as Masetto in Don Giovanni, the Staatstheater Saarbrücken as Figaro: Le Nozze di Figaro and Leipzig Opera as Hans Schwarz: Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Schaunard: La Boheme.

At the Vienna State Opera Zoltan Nagy appeared in numerous productions including Zuniga Carmen, Pistola Falstaff, Carlo V Don Carlo, Baron Douphol La Traviata, Gregorio Romeo et Juliette, Masetto Don Giovanni under such conductors as Renato Palumbo, Marco Armiliato, Paolo Carignani, Adam Fischer, Fabio Luisi, Peter Schneider and Stefan Soltesz.                     Since 2010 he has been a freelance artist, appearing all over Europe in a repertory that has included Mozart's Figaro at Saarbrücken State Theatre, Masetto at Palace of Arts in Budapest, Calchas (iphigenie en Aulide) at Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Hans Schwarz (Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Schaunard (La Boheme) at Leipzig Opera, Masetto at Sankt Margareten Opera Festival, Angelotti (Tosca) at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Schaunard at Opera de Nice, Escamillo (Carmen) National Opera Bukarest, Patrocle (Iphigenie en Aulide) at Theater an der Wien. Zoltan Nagy was also participant in the Young Singers Project at the Salzburger Festival and sang in the New Production Das Labyrinth.

Apart from his operatic engagements, Zoltán Nagy is also a gifted recital and concert singer, working with orchestras like the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Palermo, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic.

'' Zoltán Nagy convinced as Pistola both vocally and on stage''-
Der Neue Merker

'' Zoltán Nagy has shown an excellent artistic performance when playing the role of the beaten Masetto, longing for spouse consolation." www.muzsikalendarium.hu

''Zoltán Nagy pleased with secure high notes, powerfull low notes and outstanding qualities as an actor.''  www.debut.de