Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dramatic Hungarian Soprano On the Rise: Csilla Boross

"Nel dì della vittoria...Vieni, t'affretta!"
Macbeth (Verdi)
Born in Hungary, dramatic soprano Csilla Boross studied at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music where she received teaching degrees in both piano and voice before going on to get a masters degree in vocal performance from the same institution. Her teachers have included Judit Németh, Boldizsár Keönch, Ilona Tokody and Gabriella Imre. In 1998 she was granted a scholarship by the town of Székesfehérvár, and she also attended several master classes given by Ileana Cotrubas, Walter C. Moore, István Gáti, Ralf Döring, Anna Reynolds and Renato Bruson. She was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Czech Television’s THALIA Prize for her appearance in Brno as Cio-Cio San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and the 2009 recipient of the DIVA Prize for the best woman soloist of the Janácek Theater Brno given by the audience.

Upcoming performances include Manon Lescaut at the Opera National de Montpellier directed by Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Tosca in Rome Caracalla , Lady Macbeth at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, with Riccardo Muti, Nabucco (Abigaille) at Washington National Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. During the 2010-11 season, she made important Italian debuts including in fall appearances as Violetta in La Traviata at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste and in spring at the Teatro Comunale di Modena, Piacenza and Bolzano as Lady Macbeth. She made her USA

"Puskay Pogibnu Ya"
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
debut as Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco with Palm Beach Opera on December 11 and 13. In 2010 the artist was heard as Fiordiligi, and Elettra (Idomeneo) at the National Theater in Prague and as Aida in a new production in Brno. Her most recent and notable performances include Nabucco (Abigaille) at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with Riccardo Muti, which was broadcast on live television throughout Europe on ARTE. She was also chosen by Maestro Muti to perform in the gala performance celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italy. The artist was also heard at the National Theater Prague as Fiordiligi, Elettra and Donna Anna and at the Janacek Theater Brno in a new production of Nabucco and revivals of Eugene Onegin (Tatiana), Aida, Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio San), La Traviata (Violetta), and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth).

"Sempre libera" La Traviata (Verdi)
Since August 2008 soprano Csilla Boross has been a soloist and member of the National Theater (Janácek Theater) in Brno, and from September 2002-2008 was a soloist of the Hungarian State Opera. Ms. Boross has also been a regular guest of the National Theater of Prague since 2008 and continues to perform as a guest at the Hungarian State Opera. Roles in Brno have included Lady Macbeth (Verdi’s Macbeth), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Madama Butterfly (new production). Other recent performances include Mimi at the Gut Immling Festival in summer 2009. In the 2008-09 season Ms. Boross was heard as Aida, (Loket Cultural Summer), Tosca (Szeged National Theater, State Opera Prague), Violetta (Brno), Donna Anna (Estates Theater Prague), Tatiana (Brno), Venus (Hungarian State Opera, Japan), and Lady Macbeth (Brno). The artist also performs on the concert platform on a regular basis and has an extensive repertoire. [Source, Source]

"Frühling" Vier letzte lieder (R. Strauss)

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