Boldizsár László


Boldizsár László
Photographer: Viktória Perger
Opera singer tenor

Born in Keszthely, tenor László Boldizsár grew up in Paks, where he began his life in music at age seven at the local music school. After spending 15 years as the front man for the Cotton Club Singers jazz ensemble that he founded, he then went on to further his career in the genre of opera. He mastered the bel canto technique under two superb teachers, first studying under Olga Sík, and later under Berle Sanford Rosenberg, who herself was one of Carlo Bergoni's last students. In the first four years of his career as an opera singer, he sang principal tenor parts in 14 operas and three operettas. He made his debut with the Hungarian State Opera in 2012, in the role of Pinkerton. Apart from his performances at Budapest's opera house, he has also been a regular guest at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava and the National Theatre of Szeged, and has also made several appearances in each Győr, Miskolc, Košice, Prague, Estonia and Cluj-Napoca.

Awards and recognitions:
Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera 2017/18 (2017)
György Melis Award (2016)
Friends of the Opera of Szeged Award (2014)
Dömötör Award, Szeged (2011, 2014)
Simándy Prize (2010)
“Opera Singer of the Year” award, Szeged (2010)
Viktor Vaszy Award, Szeged (2010)
“Man of the Year” award from on-line classical music journal www.momus.hu (2009)

Principal roles:
Bizet: Carmen – Don José
Berlioz: La damnation de Faust  Faust
Busoni: Doktor Faust  Mephistopheles
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur  Maurizio
Donizetti: Anna Bolena  Percy
Goldmark: Die Königin von Saba  Assad
Gounod: Faust – Faust
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci  Canio
Erkel: Bánk bán  Otto
Erkel: Hunyadi László – László Hunyadi
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana  Turiddu
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots – Raoul de Nangis
Mozart: The Magic Flute  Tamino
Offenbach: Les contes de Hoffmann  Hoffmann
Liszt: Don Sanche – Don Sanche
Tchaikovsky: Onegin  Lensky
Puccini: La bohème  Rodolfo
Puccini: Tosca  Cavaradossi
Puccini: Turandot  Calaf
Puccini: Manon Lescaut  Des Grieux
Puccini: Il tabarro – Luigi
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex  Oedipus
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera  Ricardo
Verdi: Il trovatore  Manrico
Verdi: Traviata  Alfred Germont
Verdi: Rigoletto  Duke of Mantua
Verdi: Macbeth – Macbeth
Verdi: Don Carlos – Don Carlos
Verdi: I due Foscari – Jacopo Foscari
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer – Erik
Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini  Paolo
Offenbach: Die Rheinnixen  Franz Waldung
Wolf-Ferrari: Sly – Christopher Sly
The Gershwins®: Porgy and Bess® – Sporting Life


Performances

2018. September 11.2018-09-11
Carpathian Homeland Tour Plus: Zagreb - Erkel: Hunyadi László
2018. September 14.2018-09-14
National Tour - Turandot
2018. September 16.2018-09-16
National Tour - Turandot
2018. October 12.2018-10-12
National Tour - Turandot
2018. October 14.2018-10-14
National Tour - Turandot
2018. November 2.2018-11-02
New York tour – Die Königin von Saba
2018. December 17.2018-12-17
Leoncavallo: La bohème
2019. January 9.2019-01-09
Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
2019. January 13.2019-01-13
Die Königin von Saba
2019. February 8.2019-02-08
National Tour - La bohéme
2019. February 11.2019-02-11
National Tour - La bohéme
2019. February 13.2019-02-13
National Tour - La bohéme
2019. February 18.2019-02-18
National Tour - La bohéme
2019. March 25.2019-03-25
National Tour - La bohéme
2019. March 31.2019-03-31
La traviata
2019. April 4.2019-04-04
La traviata
2019. April 6.2019-04-06
Porgy and Bess®
2019. April 12.2019-04-12
La traviata
2019. April 16.2019-04-16
Porgy and Bess®
2019. April 17.2019-04-17
Porgy and Bess®
2019. April 21.2019-04-21
Easter with Mascagni (Messa di Gloria; Cavalleria rusticana)
2019. April 26.2019-04-26
Jenő Kenessey: The Gold and the Woman / István Örkény – Péter Tóth: The Tót Family
2019. April 28.2019-04-28
Jenő Kenessey: The Gold and the Woman / István Örkény – Péter Tóth: The Tót Family
2019. April 29.2019-04-29
Jenő Kenessey: The Gold and the Woman / István Örkény – Péter Tóth: The Tót Family
2019. April 30.2019-04-30
Jenő Kenessey: The Gold and the Woman / István Örkény – Péter Tóth: The Tót Family
2019. May 20.2019-05-20
Messa di Gloria / Le Villi
2019. May 23.2019-05-23
Madama Butterfly
2019. May 25.2019-05-25
Madama Butterfly
2019. June 15.2019-06-15
Un ballo in maschera
2019. June 16.2019-06-16
Un ballo in maschera
2019. June 19.2019-06-19
Un ballo in maschera