Zita Szemere

Zita Szemere

opera singer

Her singing teacher and mentor to this day is Magda Nádor, but she has also attended master classes held by the likes of Sylvia Sass, Nicolas Clapton, Éva Marton and Júlia Hamari. She achieved notable successes even in her university years, winning the 7th National and 2nd International József Simándy Prize in her category, before debuting at the Szeged National Theatre as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto in 2012. It was the success and recognition she earned for this performance that opened the door to appearances in the same role at venues such as the KlassikFestival Schloss Kirchstetten classical music festival in 2013. In addition to singing Gilda, key roles in her repertoire include Pamina from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Norina from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, and Olympia from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann.

Education and training:
Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest (2009-2014) – Teacher: (Kammersängerin) Magda Nádor
Voice teacher:
Ingrid Kertesi

Seventh National and Second International József Simándy Singing Competition, Szeged – First place in Category II (2011)

György Melis Award (2022)
The Junior Prima Award, Category Theatre and Film Arts (2017)
Andor Mándi Award

Professional work:
Hungarian State Opera (2014-)
National Theatre of Szeged (2013-)
KlassikFestival Schloß Kirchstetten (2013)

Principal roles:
Verdi: Rigoletto – Gilda
Mozart: The Magic Flute  Pamina
Donizetti: Don Pasquale  Norina
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera  Oscar
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann  Olympia
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail  Blonde
Mozart: Don Giovanni  Zerlina
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos  Naiad


September 23. 11:00
contemporary opera 8
Pongrác Kacsóh


Erkel Theatre – Main stage
September 24. 18:00
contemporary opera 8
Pongrác Kacsóh


Erkel Theatre – Main stage
October 22. 17:00
contemporary opera 12
Giacomo Puccini


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
34. Orosz Adél season ticket
November 6. 15:00
contemporary opera 16 rehearsal
Richard Wagner


Hungarian State Opera
November 11. 16:00
contemporary opera 16
Richard Wagner


Hungarian State Opera
19. Eiffel Premier season ticket