It has been 30 years since internationally renowned coloratura soprano Erika Miklósa made her debut at the Hungarian State Opera. To celebrate her career, a spectacular gala concert is streamed on 27 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m.
"When someone becomes an opera singer, it is a tour de force in itself, and let's face it: singing opera takes its toll both physically and mentally. I used to be a sportsperson and that is when I learnt to make the best of everything. I had to make sacrifices to be at the top internationally. […] No other profession could have given me a more exciting, more colourful life," stated coloratura soprano Erika Miklósa, who enchanted audiences in Hungary and all over the world from Brussels through Malmö top New York in the roles of the Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Adele, Violetta, Lucia di Lammermoor any many other characters from operas and operettas.
The Kossuth Prize and Ferenc Liszt Award recipient singer made her debut as Papagena at the Hungarian State Opera at the age of 19. Her thirtieth jubilee is celebrated by the Opera with a gala programme including Miklósa's iconic roles from Die Zauberflöte, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Pasquale. The concert also features her favourite colleagues, opera singers Péter Balczó, Erika Gál, Zsolt Haja, Lilla Horti, István Horváth, Mihály Kálmándy, István Kovács, Ágnes Anna Kun, Boldizsár László, Zoltán Megyesi, Viktória Mester, Rita Rácz, Csaba Sándor, Atala Schöck, Tibor Szappanos, Csaba Szegedi, János Szerekován, Bernadett Wiedemann, and the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
Hosted by Szilveszter Ókovács
Director András Aczél