Anikó Bakonyi

Anikó Bakonyi

Opera singer

Born in Budapest, Anikó Bakonyi graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1997 after studying under Éva Andor and Zsolt Bende. She then went on to continue her training as a soloist. She has appeared at the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen, the national theatres of Szeged, Pécs, Győr and Miskolc, at Müpa Budapest, the Wiener Staatsoper, Verona's Teatro Filharmonic and Düsseldorf's Deutsche Oper am Rhein. She has been a member of the Opera's studio since September of 2004. In January 2005, she got the chance to sing the role of Donna Anna in the International Don Giovanni Singing Competition in Verona's Teatro Lirico. She made her debut at the Hungarian State Opera in 2005 as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and she has been appearing in both the Opera House and the Erkel Theatre regularly ever since. She sang the title role of Aida at the Hungarian State Opera's guest appearances in China in 2013.

Education and training:
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (1997)
Private studies:
Mária Temesi, Budapest (2014–2017)
KS Sona Ghazarian, Vienna (2002–2003)
Rita Loving, Munich (2001–2002)
Irina Gavrilovici, Vienna (1997–1998)

International Don Giovanni Singing Competition, Verona (2005)

Principal roles:
Verdi: Stiffelio – Lina (Hungarian State Opera)
Verdi: Aida – Aida (Hungarian State Opera; China)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – First lady (Hungarian State Opera; Volksoper, Vienna)
Puccini: La bohème – Mimì (Hungarian State Opera; National Theatre of Miskolc)
Goldmark: Die Königin von Saba – Sulamith (Hungarian State Opera)
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Donna Anna (Hungarian State Opera; Teatro Filharmonico, Verona)
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Santuzza (Hungarian State Opera)
Dvořák: Rusalka – Rusalka (Müpa Budapest)
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann – Antonia (National Theatre of Győr)
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Countess Almaviva (Hungarian State Opera; Volksoper, Vienna)
Bizet: Carmen – Micaëla (Volksoper, Vienna; Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf)
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel – Gretel (Volksoper, Vienna)
Mozart: Così fan tutte – Fiordiligi (Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen)
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – Lauretta (National Theatre of Szeged)
Verdi: Requiem – Soprano solo (Hungarian State Opera; Müpa Budapest)