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Veronika Kincses (Soprano)

Born: September 8, 1948 - Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian soprano, Veronika Kincses, is the daughter of György Kincses and Etelka Angyal. She studied at the Academy of Music in Budapest from 1968 to 1973, and at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

In 1973, Veronika Kincses became a soloist at the Hungarian State Opera House. She has appeared on many of the world opera stages. She has sung leading roles in several complete opera albums with Hungarian and foreign record companies, seven solo recordings; performances and recordings of independent film and television productions have appeared on DVD. She is a winner of International Record Prizes (Paris, New York). She has been a frequent guest with great success at many of the world opera houses, including the Wiener Staatsoper, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Veniceí Teatro La Fenice, Rome Opera House, Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, in Boston , San Francisco, and Montreal operas. She was a prominent guest at festivals in Salzburg, Vienna, Athens, Thessaloniki, Bard Festival (New York), Florence, Dresden, etc, and has sung in Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel, concert halls, and also at Carnegie Hall. In Turkey she sang the role of Judith in Béla Bartókís opera Bluebeard's Castle. Her portrayal of Mimi in Pucciniís Madama Butterfly is second to none.

Major Roles: Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Susanna & Countess in Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina & Donna Elvira in Mozartís Don Giovanni, Vitellia in Mozartís La clemenza di Tito, Norma in Bellini's Norma, Elvira in Verdiís Ernani, Amelia Grimaldi in Verdiís Simon Boccanegra, Leonora in La forza del destino, Anna in Le Villi, Manon in Manon Lescaut, Mimi in Pucciniís La Boheme, Cio-Cio San in Pucciniís Madama Butterfly, Sister Angelica in Pucciniís Suor Angelica, Liu in Turandot, Nedda in Leoncavalloís Pagliacci, Adriana Lecouvreur in Cileaís Adriana Lecouvreur, Margrit in Faust, Sulamith in Goldmarkís Queen of Sheba, Micaela in Georges Bizetís Carmen, Eva in Wagnerís Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Judith in Bluebeard's Castle, The Girl in Spinning, Sagittarius Misi in Be good unto death
Movies: The double-bottomed drum (1978), The music of life - Imre Kalman (1984), Orpheus and Eurydice (1986), Wind (1992).

Veronika Kincses is Professor at the University of Pécs: Faculty of Arts. Her son is the composer, conductor Gergely Vajda.

Awards: 1978 Franz Liszt Prize (1987); Commemorative Plaquette Mihály Székely (1979); Kossuth Prize [1980); Artist of Merit (1988); Elizabeth Award (1990); Lifetime member of the Immortals Society (1997); Emerton Award (1999); Artist of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2008); Lifetime member of the Hungarian State Opera House, the Opera Master Artist (2009); Public MSZP Award (2010).

Source: Hungarian Wikipédia (November 2012), English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2012)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2012)

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