Hungarian / European Citizenship
An alumnus of the Jette Parker Programme at Covent Garden, Hungarian baritone Gyula Nagy is distinguishing himself as an accomplished young artist whose repertoire ranges from Britten to Wagner to Donizetti. His Royal Opera House roles during the 2016/17 season included Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Filotete in Oreste, Konrad Nachtigal in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo, Baron Douphol in La traviata, as well as Paul in Les Enfants terribles for the Royal Ballet. In addition, he covered the roles of Belcore in L’elisir d’amore and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. During the 2017/18 season, he appeared as Schaunard in La bohème, Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen, Moralès in Carmen, Third Noble of Brabant in Lohengrin and covered Silvio in Pagliacci and Ford in Falstaff. Looking ahead, he will sing the role of Ulysses in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Opera Collective Ireland. In 2019, Gyula makes his Komische Oper Berlin debut, appearing as the Gypsy in Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochyntsi and covers the role of Sulpice in Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du Régiment.
Before joining the Jette Parker Programme, Nagy held the position of Associate Artist with Welsh National Opera, where his roles included Silvio in Pagliacci and he covered the roles of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and the Count in Elena Langer’s Figaro Gets a Divorce. He has also been a member of the International Opera Awards Foundation and the National Opera Studio, where he was supported by the Royal Opera House. In Dublin, he was part of the Opera Theatre Company’s Young Associate Artists Programme and the Irish Youth Opera. Additional credits include the roles of Don Giovanni for the National Opera Studio and Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for Irish Youth Opera.
On the concert stage, he has performed with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and with the Dun Laoghaire Choral Society, Carlow Choral Society, University of Dublin Choral Society, Limerick Choral Union, Galway Choral Association and Surrey Festival Choir.
Gyula Nagy currently studies with Robert Dean and Nicholas Powell. Originally an English Literature and Theatre Studies major, he studied at the University of Pannonia in Veszprém, Hungary. He has received awards and support from the Tudás a Jövönkért Foundation, the John McCormack Society, the International Opera Awards, Chris Ball and the Gaiety Bursary.
THE FAIR AT SOROCHINTSY WITH KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
Gyula Nagy will join Komische Oper Berlin in spring 2019 to sing as Gypsy in The Fair at Sorochintsy (sung in Russian and Ukranian). Performances will be from May 9 to June 12, 2019. komische-oper-berlin.de
DINNER AT EIGHT AT WEXFORD FESTIVAL OPERA
Gyula covers the male lead role of Oliver in the European Premiere of Dinner at Eight (Bolcom) at Wexford Festival Opera. Performances will be from October 20 to November 4, 2018. wexfordopera.com
THE RETURN OF ULYSSES WITH OPERA COLLECTIVE IRELAND AND KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL
Gyula sang the leading role of Ulysses in The Return of Ulysses with Opera Collective Ireland in association with Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Performances were from August 9 to September 8, 2018. operacollectiveireland.com