Tibor Szappanos

Tibor Szappanos


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2018Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw
2018Leoncavallo: PagliacciBeppe
2018Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2018Wagner R.: TannhäuserWalther Von Der Vogelweide
2018Wolf: Der CorregidorDon Eugenio De Zuniga
2018Haydn: Die SchöpfungUriel
2018Haydn: Mass No. 11, Hob. XXII/11, D minor (Nelson Mass)Tenor
2017Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBrighella
2017Strauss J.: Die FledermausGabriel Von Eisenstein
2016Donizetti: Don PasqualeErnesto
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBelmonte
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2014Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2012Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierEin Sänger
2010Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando


Tibor SZAPPANOS, tenor 

Tibor Szappanos, a frequent guest at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, was born in Romania to a family of Hungarian descent. He studied in Budapest, spending five years at the Franz Liszt Academy and taking masterclasses with Renata Scotto, Nadezda Kniplova, Ralf Döring and Eva Marton, who has remained his mentor. 
Having gained initial experience at theatres around Hungary, he made his debut at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest in 2005, where his wide repertoire has included Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Walter von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser), Ernesto (Don Pasquale) and Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore). He enjoyed a major success in 2014 as King László in Ferenc Erkel’s iconic nationalist opera Hunyadi László. 
In 2010 Tibor Szappanos made his debut in Vienna in a staging of Così fan tutte at the Palace of Schönbrunn, while in 2013 he appeared a number of times around Europe with Edita Gruberova in Anna Bolena. 
In 2015 he made his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival on tour as Belmonte from: Die Entführung aus dem Serail. 
In 2016 he sung also the role of Belmonte in Opera de Tours (France).
On the concert platform, Tibor Szappanos is active in a broad repertoire that includes the Bach Passions, rarities such as Franz Schmidt’s Buch mit den sieben Siegeln and contemporary works. 

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lord Arturo Bucklaw Immediately Hungarian State Opera 2018
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Beppe Immediately Hungarian State Opera 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Tamino 1 week Hungarian State Opera 2018
Wagner R.: Tannhäuser Walther Von Der Vogelweide 24 hours Hungarian State Opera 2018
Wolf: Der Corregidor Don Eugenio De Zuniga No Hungarian State Opera 2018