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Marcell Bakonyi (Bass-Baritone)

Born: 1980 - Győr, Hungary

The Hungarian bass-baritone, Marcell Bakonyi, received at the age of 17 his first singing lessons at the Franz Liszt Music School in his native Hungarian town of Györ. From 1999 to 2002 he studied singing with Margit Ercse at the Leo Weiner Conservatory in Budapest and continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart Professor Julia Hamari. He also attended the Lied class of the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. In 2003 he sang Monteverdi's madrigal collections at the International Opera Festival in Rheinsberg. In the summer of 2004 he won scholarship of the Richard Wagner Association, and in June 2006 special prize at the International Competition "Klassik Mania" in Vienna.

Marcell Bakonyi appeared as a soloist already during his studies, as Jesus in J.S. Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) under Dieter Kurz, in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Bastien und Bastienne and Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream with the Opera School of the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. He appeared with the Jungen Oper der Staatsoper Stuttgart in the premiere of Matthias Heep's Träumer. In 2007 he could be heard at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro as Lord Sidney in Rossini's Viaggio a Reims. In 2007-2008 season he was engaged at the Theater Heidelberg, where he sang, inter alia, Benoit in the Puccini's La Bohème. As an oratorio singer he performed in January 2008 J.S. Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) with the Collegium Iuvenum Stuttgart under Friedemann Keck, and in July 2008 Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) under Enoch zu Guttenberg at the Chiemsee Festival. Since August 2008 he is member of the International Opera Studio (IOS) in Zürich. Is 2009 he appears at the Schwetzingen Festival in George Frideric Handel's Ezio.

Source: Opernhaus Zürich Website & Oper auf dem Rietberg Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2009)

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Christian Schmid

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BWV 245

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Marcell Bakonyi - Mitglied des IOS (Opernhaus Zürich) [German]

Oper auf dem Rietberg: Biographien [German]

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