Klára Kolonits

Klára Kolonits

Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

Bel Canto. Reborn.
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«We recently discussed a lot on what can be considered success and recognition in the opera world nowadays. The full ninety seconds of applause bursting in the middle of Mad scene is such a record that we will remember for a long time.»
momus.hu (2017)
«Klára Kolonits starred as the eponymous Lucia. This dramatic coloratura soprano is one of the stars of Hungarian State Opera with her wonderful bel canto style and notes that spoke of acres of pain. As Lucia she is perfectly cast.»
budapesttimes.hu (2017)
«With Kolonits, the Hungarian State Opera has a singer around whom an entire bel canto revival could be built. She would certainly be capable of bringing the great Donizetti heroines to life.»
bachtrack.com (2017)
2017Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2017Erkel: Hunyadi LaszlóSzilágyi Erzsébet
2017Pergolesi: Stabat MaterSoprano
2017Bellini: I PuritaniElvira Walton
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2016Verdi: RequiemSoprano
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2016Erkel: Bátori MáriaMaria
2016Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2016Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia Di Lammermoor
2016Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiGiulietta
2016Verdi: AttilaOdabella
2015Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2014Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailKonstanze
2013Verdi: Luisa MillerLuisa Miller
2010Mozart: Ascanio in AlbaFauno


Klára Kolonits is a dramatic coloratura soprano born in Budapest. She graduated from Franz Liszt Academy of Music. After having won a series of prizes in major music competitions she has been engaged by the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, remaining its soloist since then. Onstage she regularly interprets main roles in Mozart's (Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Konstanze, Fauno and Queen of the Night), Bellini’s (Elvira, Giulietta, Beatrice di Tenda), Donizetti’s (Lucrezia Borgia, Lucia di Lammermoor) Verdi’s (Violetta, Odabella, Gilda, Luisa Miller) és Erkel’s (Melinda, Bátori Mária és Szilágyi Erzsébet) operas. Her broad concert repertoire spreads from Haendel through Verdi's Requiem and Lied/Art Song literature up to contemporary pieces. In 2009 appeared her Liszt Songs album, followed by solo aria CD album Bel Canto Reloaded issued in 2014. In 2010 she was awarded a prestigious Liszt Prize and in 2013 she received the title of Kammersängerin of the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. Klára Kolonits’ new engagements for 2016/2017 season include Lucia di Lammermoor premiere in Budapest, Bel Canto gala concerts, Bellini’s I Puritani and Mahler’s II Symphony.

Schedule: http://klarakolonits.com/en/2016-2017

Full bio: http://klarakolonits.com/en/biography/

Photos, reviews, recordings: http://klarakolonits.com/en/roles
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Rosalinde Immediately Budapest, Festival Schloss Kirchstetten etc 2017
Erkel: Hunyadi Laszló Szilágyi Erzsébet Immediately Hungarian State Opera (Magyar Állami Operaház) 2017
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Soprano Immediately Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2017
Bellini: I Puritani Elvira Walton Immediately Kodály Centre Pécs 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht 1 week Savonlinna, Weimar, Linz, Budapest etc 2017


kammersängerin of The Hungarian STate Opera
Liszt Award
Award of Excellence for Violetta Role
Vastaps Special Prize for Fiordiligi
Székely Mihály Memorial Award
Ágai/Szendrey KArper AWard