Emőke Baráth | Éva Bátori | Gábor Bretz | István Kovácsházi | Piroska Molnár | Veronika Nádasi | Kátya Tompos
Emőke Baráth graduated from Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. She is a frequent guest of concert halls all over the world, the greatest festivals, where she performs among the most famous musicians of our times such as Philippe Jaroussky. While busy with her international performing and recording career, she also sings in Hungarian venues every now and then.
Emőke in the Master Class: Full interview (28’02”) | Excerpts: The first impulse | Why you will never become a singer? | “My real dream was the opera!”
Emőke sings: Haendel: Rodelinda | Haendel: Resurrezione | Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
photo: Veronika Éder
She finished her studies at Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and started her career in Vienna Staatsoper Studio. From 1992 she was a member of Leipzig theatre, later from 1995 she joined the ensemble in Köln. She frequently performed in Frankfurt and Hannover, among others European stages. She took part in many tournées with Vienna and Budapest opera theatres, among others in Japan and China. In Seattle she performed as Tosca and Minnie in Fanciulla del West, and also did concerts in other US cities such as Philadelphia and New York.
Éva in the Master Class: Full interview (16’20”) | Excerpts: Why you will never become a singer?
Éva sings: Mozart: Cosi fan tutte | Janacek: Jenufa | Mozart: Don Giovanni
photo: László Emmer
He started his musical studies in Béla Bartók Conservatory (1997–1999). In 2004 he graduated from Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. He received numerous awards at international vocal competitions. His broad repertoire brought him to the greatest European theatres including Don Giovanni in Zagreb followed by invitation to La Scala, as well as Komische Oper in Berlin.
Gábor in the Master Class: Full interview (26’20”) | Excerpts: Why you will never become a singer? | “My real dream was the opera!”
Gábor sings: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro | Kodály: Öreg vagyok már én | Bellini: I Puritani
He finished his musical studies under direction of Margit Kapossy. In 1994-95 he was a member of Debrecen theatre, after that of the Operetta Theatre in Budapest. Since 1997 he joined Hungarian State Opera ensemble where his repertoire spread from Mozart (The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Cosi fan tutte), to Verdi and Puccini (Traviata, Rigoletto, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly). Since his great success in 2006 as Walter von Stolzing in the Meistersänger, he specialises in Wagner operas. Till 2014 he was a member of Mannheim Opera Theatre ensemble.
István in the Master Class: Full interview (31’00”) | Excerpts: The first impulse | The teacher |
Why you will never become a singer? | “My real dream was the opera!”
István sings: Wagner: Lohengrin | Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg | Puccini: La Boheme (with Klára Kolonits)
photo: Attila Polyák
Piroska Molnár, actress, achieved countless titles and awards such as The Actress of the Nation, Kossuth award, Mari Jászai award. She is also a teacher at Theatre and Film University. She was born in Ózd in 1945 and finished Theatre and Film University in 1968 in the group of Géza Pártos. After that she was member of the ensembles in Szeged, Kaposvár, Katona and National Theatre in Budapest. Since 2013 her main theatre is Thália in Budapest.
Piroska in the Master Class: Full interview(24’57”) | Excerpts: The first impulse | The teacher | “My real dream was the opera!”
Piroska sings: Kálmán Imre: Csárdáskirálynő | Elindultam szép házámból
She graduated from Mária Toldy musical studio, after which she studied at Kőbánya Music College. In 2005 she graduated from the Musical and Operetta department of Theatre and Film University in Budapest. She performed in Piccoló Theatre, in Szigligeti Theatre in Szolnok and also in Madách Theatre. Currently she is a member of Budapest Operetta Theatre. She teaches at Judit Kővári singing school and at Pest Broadway Studio.
Veronika in the Master Class: Full interview (34’33”) | Excerpts: The teacher | “My real dream was the opera!”
Veronika sings: Chicago: All that jazz (Kapcsolj rá) | Macskák: Memory (Emlék) | Frozen: Let it go (Legyen hó)
Actress and singer, honoured with Jászai Mari award. Her mother is Russian and her father Hungarian (Károly Tompos, quantum mechanics professor). During her school years she started to study acting and singing in Margit Földessy Studio. In 2005 she finished the Musical department of the Theatre and Film University in Budapest. She was member of József Attila Theatre ensemble (2005-2007) and after that Bárka Theatre ensemble (2007-2008), in 2008 she join the Hungarian National Theatre where she remained till 2018. In 2013 her “Across Europe” CD was issued.
Kátya in the Master Class: Full interview (28’29”) | Excerpts: The first impulse | The teacher | “My real dream was the opera!”
Kátya sings: Kátya’s concert with Róbert Hrutka | Valami Amerika: Magányos csónak | Tamás Cseh: F. M. Dosztojevszkij és az Ördög