Biography

 

 

Zoltán Megyesi was born in 1975 in Szeged, Hungary. His repertoire includes oratorios, masses, passions and cantatas by Monteverdi, Schütz, J. S. Bach, Händel, Haydn, Mozart and Rossini, and operas from the baroque, classical, early romantic and modern periods. As a soloist in Händel's St. John Passion he had the opportunity to sing in the presence of the King of Spain, HM Juan Carlos.
In February 2007 he was the winner in the role of the Pastore I in the competition organized by the UNESCO in Verona for the roles of Monteverdi's Orfeo and thus a participant of the gala performance in Mantova to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the premiere of the opera.
On the concert podium he sang, among others, Gomatz in Mozart's Zaide under Graeme Jenkins, the tenor solo in Händel's Messiah, in J. S. Bach's and in C. Ph. E. Bach's Magnificat under Helmuth Rilling, Testo in Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda under Ádám Fischer.
He is a regular performer at the Hungarian State Opera since September 2006. His roles have included Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Don Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Conte Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Orfeo in Haydn's L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice and Aceste in Mozart's Ascanio in Alba under Ádám Fischer. He sang the role of Ádám in the world premiere of the opera Undankbare Biester by Marcell Dargay at the Münchner Opernfestspiele in 2011. In the same year he also sang Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni in New York in a performance directed and conducted by Iván Fischer at the Mostly Mozart festival organized by the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

 

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'He achieves the almost impossible – creates the character of Ottavio perfectly...' (Opera-Világ - Gábor Bóka)