Dates 2017/2018
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The novelty will be always the meaning and the human being
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I guess that the two of you met on the Music Academy, is there any particular story to that? Dániel Dinyés: No, it’s not the Music Academy where we first met, but an opera production, where I was the coach … Read More

New Videos!
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Erkel: Hunyadi László, 2017 September 10th, Tirgu Mures: Haydn: Die Schöpfung, 2017 October 1st, Budapest:

The Queen of the Night
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Péter Spangel: Klára Kolonits is an important figure of Hungarian musical life for almost 25 years. The past season was maybe the most extraordinary one of hers, with press and audience success of her Lucia and Puritani, with a week … Read More

Odabella – Nürnberg 2017
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review “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 … Read More

Summer Press
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You are welcome to check the re-arranged Interview&Press section, which collects written, audio and video interviews and important articles about Klára and her art. Reviews still belong to the Roles and Concert repertoire sections. In the recent weeks, a couple … Read More

50 faces of culture
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We need to put this dramatic coloratura soprano among the greatest, and not only because of her vocal endowments, but also because of her radiating energy, stage presence and impersonating skills. If someone wants to get acquainted with all colours … Read More

I Puritani 2017
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“The interpretation of Kolonits is so essential, that I have to mention it. In the second act, in the two-parts mad scene the palette of her voice becomes dark and sad. This is rather natural in the first part, but … Read More

Where can we meet Klára Kolonits in summer?
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Program Guru: You have a huge fanclub who follow nearly all your performances and they speak in superlatives about your personality, your voice and your interpretations. But if I am right, initially you didn’t even study singing? Klára Kolonits: I … Read More

Coloratura singing is an extreme sport
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Gramofon, Zsuzsanna Réfi: One of the reviews says, that with Lucia you placed yourself among the unforgettable interpretations in the history of Hungarian opera. And it was already your third Lucia, and only this one brought the real success. Klára … Read More

I was just like Elvira when I was 16 years old!
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Tamás Márok: In a TV report you were talking about bel canto as if it wasn’t opera but some completely different genre, like musical or operetta… Klára Kolonits: There is not that big difference! These pieces are particular mainly because … Read More

Stage Mother’s Day
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„I can state it: no one, not even a husband (wife), lover, friend, father, mother, child, and (if present) even the psychiatrist can’t know such deep and intimate secrets about an actor (actress), as the partner with whom they are … Read More

Queen of the Night 2017
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We are happy to share photo and video memories from the very successful premiere of The Magic Flute in Debrecen, where Klára impersonated her emblematic Queen of the Night, a role she performed about one hundred times in numerous stagings … Read More

Erkel heroines
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Between March 10th and 18th, alternating her two dearest Erkel-roles, Klára sings five shows on the opera stages of Budapest and Szeged. On this special occasion we would like to share with our Visitors the interview fragments, in which the artist … Read More

Lautrec shall dance – again! | Interview
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  NEWS The oneiric world of Toulouse Lautrec’s absinthe delirium comes back to the Palace of Arts. Morning TV show at M5 featured an interview with Klára and Krisztián Gergye (dancer, choreographer). The discussed the concept of cabaret grotesque and … Read More

Lucia 2016 – Reviews
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  NEWS Listen (Hungarian only). “In the person of Klára Kolonits we got a wonderful Lucia (…) and this time I will not only praise her as I recently often do, but I will mention two things that are very … Read More

Lucia: press | video | photo
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  NEWS The reception of the last Friday’s Lucia premiere in Erkel Theatre exceeded already high expectations. Happily we also have a lot of material to share. You are welcome at the remaining 3 shows! MAD SCENE – COMPLETE VIDEO … Read More

Erkel: Bátori Mária
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  NEWS SYNOPSIS

Bel canto reloaded at Erkel – photo, video
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  NEWS With an enormous pleasure we’d like to share the unforgettable memories from the last Sunday’s recital. It was truly a wonderful evening. OPEN PHOTO GALLERY MACBETH: TRIONFAI! DETAILED CONCERT PROGRAM 1. Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims – Overture … Read More

Karola Ágai & László Szendrey-Karper Memorial Award
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We are happy to announce that yesterday evening at festive concert in ELTE Aula Magna Klára Kolonits has been presented with Karola Ágai & László Szendrey-Karper Memorial Award. Afterwards, Klára sang two arias: Rossini’s All’ombra amena from Il viaggio a Reims … Read More

Liederabend – Radio Transmission
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  NEWS We would like to inform our kind Visitors, that on October 6th 2016 Klára Kolonits’ Liederabend from last June will be transmitted in Bartók Radio. The concert will be also available during 3 following weeks at hangtar.radio.hu webpage.

New interviews
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  NEWS Please enjoy the two newest interviews Klára took part in. You can open them clicking on the miniature. They will be also available to download in pdf in the Interview section. For English translation click on the link below the … Read More

Experiments are necessary
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Levente Z. Szabó: For me the title of the CD and the concert as well means that the „beautiful singing” has been put away a little and that it deserves rediscovering. Klára Kolonits: This is exactly the case. The Hungarian State … Read More

Here we can try anything
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László Ferenc: The popularity of your OperaLab is growing already for years and this season’s Cosi was especially successful. What’s the secret? Dániel Dinyés: This is such a question, that can be answered only by someone who already saw OperaLab from … Read More

BEL CANTO RELOADED LIVE VIDEO
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  NEWS We are happy to share the videos from Bel Canto Reloaded Live concert that took place on August 13th, 2016. You may learn more about the Bel Canto Reloaded CD clicking on its cover below.

LAUTREC SHALL DANCE | PICTURES
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  NEWS On September 23rd, we would like to invite you for an extraordinary journey. The show graphically evokes the grotesque world of Toulouse-Lautrec. The paradoxical atmosphere of the “golden age” of fin-de-siècle Paris comes to life as part of … Read More

BEL CANTO RELOADED – CONCERT PROGRAM AND VIDEO
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  NEWS Please enjoy this brief interview with Klára, in which she talks about her upcoming bel canto concert. The English language transcript can be found below. TRANSCRIPT: DETAILED CONCERT PROGRAM: You may learn more about the Bel Canto Reloaded … Read More

COSÌ FAN TUTTE | OPERALAB – PRESS&PHOTO
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  NEWS After a very surprising and successful series of Così fan tutte in József Katona Theatre in Budapest, awaiting summer guest performances in Zalaegerszeg and during Ördögkatlan Festival we are happy to present an intermission composed of pictures and press … Read More

Assorted Interview Excerpts
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We collected the most frequent topics that appear in the interviews, together with Klára’s answers. The sources and are listed below, you can access them directly.

VIDEO&PRESS: GIULIETTA 2016.05.23
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  NEWS We are very excited to share Giulietta’s great aria “Morte io non temo”, recorded during last Monday’s performance in Erkel Theatre as well as a couple of reviews that appeared afterwards.

OPERAPORT – TALK SHOW WITH KLÁRA KOLONITS
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  NEWS On Saturday afternoon Klára Kolonits will be guest of the Hungarian State Opera talk show: OpeRaport. The conversation will be led by András Aczél and András Hábetler, and will include a series of surprises, including live music performances.

MIHÁLY SZEKÉLY AWARD | RADIO INTERVIEWS
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  NEWS Tonight in Budapest Klára Kolonits was presented with the Mihály Szekély Award. On this occasion two Hungarian radio stations invited the artist to their programs.

SUMMER APPEARANCES
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  NEWS We are thrilled to share details about Klára’s appearances on two major pan-artistic festivals in Hungary during the upcoming summer.

A CHAT WITH COLORATURAFAN | VIDEO
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  NEWS Please enjoy the video-interview with Klára, in which she tells Dillon Haynes a lot about singing bel canto, about her roles, and all bright and dark sides of being an opera singer. Dillon, thank you so much! Köszönöm!

The richest moment in time
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The richest moment in time Katalin Gyürky’s interview, originally appeared on www.hajdupress.hu. Klára Kolonits shares some of the most personal memories and experiences connected to the role of Violetta, the mystery of death and the staging of Nadine Duffaut.

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