DRAMATIC COLORATURA SOPRANO
>>But better of all this was the radiant, rich, huge soprano of Klára Kolonits as Odabella. The singer, who is also extremely convincing in her stage performance and acting, delivers all her bravura arias seemingly effortlessly and with beautiful variety. Also in the duets and ensembles her voice gently soars above the male ones. / o-ton.de, 2017
Mozart / Fauno, Konstanze, Contessa, Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Queen of the Night
Meyerbeer / Marguerite de Valois
Rossini / Corinna, Rosina
Donizetti / Lucia, Anna Bolena, Lucrezia Borgia
Bellini / Giulietta, Beatrice, Norma, Elvira
Verdi / Odabella, Luisa, Gilda, Violetta, Elvira (Ernani)
Offenbach / Olympia-Giulietta-Antonia
Klára Kolonits was born in Budapest. Since 2002 soloist of Hungarian State Opera, in 2013 honoured with the theatre’s Kammersängerin title. In 2010 she was awarded with Liszt prize. In 2009 appeared her Liszt Songs album, followed by solo aria CD album Bel Canto Reloaded issued in 2014. On stage interprets regularly the Italian, French and Hungarian bel canto (Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, Verdi, Erkel), as well Mozart roles. Her broad concert repertoire spreads from Haendel through Verdi’s Requiem and Lied/Art Song literature up to contemporary pieces.
Her engagements for 2016/2017 season included Lucia di Lammermoor premiere in Budapest, Bel Canto gala concerts, Bellini’s I Puritani with Riccardo Frizza and Verdi’s Attila in Nürnberg, in Peter Konwitschny’s staging. On the concert stage she performed among others Verdi’s Requiem in Yekaterinburg with Dmitry Liss and in Budapest with Giacomo Sagripanti, as well as Mahler’s II Symphony and Haydn concert arias.
Her plans for 2017/2018 concentrate around Bel Canto with Les Huguenots premiere in October, Norma premiere in January, Lucia shows in March and Ernani premiere in April.
September 4., 6., 8., 10.
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots – Marguerite premiere
October 28, 30, 9
Orbán: Stabat Mater
Marschner: Der Vampyr – Malwina premiere
Bellini: Norma – Norma premiere
January 26., 27., 31., February 2., 3.,
March 12., 14., 19., 21., 22. 24., May 15., 16., 18.
Mozart: Cosí fan tutte – Fiordiligi
February 18., 23.
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor – Lucia
March 3., 8.
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Königin
April 6., 7., 12.
Verdi: Ernani – Elvira premiere