Sándor Balla

baritone

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BIOGRAPHY

Sándor Balla is an established Verdi singer in his homeland Romania. He is a resident artist at the Hungarian Opera Cluj-Napoca and a frequent guest in the Romanian opera houses of Craiova and Iasi, the Romanian National Opera Bucarest and the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. He has appeared at the International Opera Festival Miskolc and Bartók Plus Opera Festival. In 2016/17 he performed Rigoletto at the Landestheater Detmold and returned there to sing Scarpia in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.

His repertoire includes Verdi roles Rigoletto, Di Luna, Falstaff, Renato, Germont and Giacomo in Giovanna d’Arco, Puccini roles Marcello and Sharpless, Donizetti roles Belcore and Enrico Ashton, Scherasmin in Oberon, Méphistophèles in Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust, Friedrich in Wagner's Liebesverbot as well as roles in modern operas, such as György Selmeczi’s Bizánc (Byzantium).

Sándor Balla
has performed in all major concert halls in Romania with a wide repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Requiem and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria to Britten’s War Requiem and Shostakovich’s 13th symphony.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree as a clarinetist, Sándor Balla continued his studies as a singer in Cluj-Napoca graduating in 2004.


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