Éva Balatoni

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Éva Balatoni
BornJune 20, 1957 (Age 64)
Hatvan, Hungary
OccupationSinger, Music Teacher
Years active1986-Present
Known forHungarian National Opera

Éva Balatoni (born 20 June 1957 in Hatvan) is a Hungarian mezzo-soprano and music teacher. She first studied the piano then started to sing when she was 14. After matriculating from secondary school in Miskolc, she earned a teaching diploma from the Zak Teacher Training College in Debrecen in 1978, after which she taught music for a number of years.[1] Her career as a singer began in 1986 at the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen where she performed the role of Judith in Bartók's opera Bluebeard's Castle.[2] In 1991 she joined the ensemble of the Hungarian Opera House. Notable roles include Amneris in Verdi's Aida, Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlos, Sinaide in Rossini's Mosè in Egitto, and Örzse in Kodály's Háry János.[3] Since 2013 with the Hungarian National Opera she has appeared in La traviata, Mefistofele, Jenůfa, Der fliegende Holländer, Elektra, Blood Wedding, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and Andrea Chénier. [4] In 2016, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, her performance as the mother-in-law in Judit Varga's opera Love (Szerelem) was well-received.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balatoni Éva" (in Hungarian). Budapest Music Center. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Balatoni Éva" (in Hungarian). jegy.hu. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Balatoni Éva" (in Hungarian). Magyar Lexikon. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Éva Balatoni". Opera Base. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  5. ^ Syer, Katherine (26 October 2016). "Rautavaara's The Mine marks 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution". Bachtrack.com. Retrieved 26 November 2017.