Renáta Göncz

Opera singer
Ajka-born Renáta Göncz was 15 years old when she she achieved her first serious successes at youth piano and poetry recitation competitions. By the time she was a high school student, she was already making regular appearances in amateur events organised by her home town. In 2009, at the age of 18, she was admitted to the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, where she studied classical voice with Magda Nádor. In 2011, the final year of her studies, she became one of the founding members of the MoltOpera ensemble, which meant that the audience would get to hear her singing as a soloist, but now in a professional setting. The lyric soprano has appeared with the young company at the Sziget Festival, at Müpa Budapest and at the Hungarian State Opera, portraying the characters of Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Lucy (in Menotti's The Telephone). Her most important production with the company in recent years was Haydn's L'isola disabitata, in which she sang the role of Silvia.