Zsolt Derecskei | Opera Singer
He was born in Budapest in 1951. He was a member of the children's chorus of the Hungarian State Opera House from 1958 to 1966; he learned to play the violin at Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, and attended István I. Secondary School until 1970. After graduating from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a singing teacher, he worked as a teacher for a short period. He was also a soloist in the choir of the Hungarian Radio and Television, and a member of the National Theatre in Pécs from 1987 to 1990. He has been a soloist at the Hungarian State Opera House since 1990, where he has sung a number of lyrical and character tenor roles. His major roles in recent years: Goro (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Pong (Puccini: Turandot), Tipp Topp (Vajda: Karnyóné), David (Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).