Klára Kolonits and Daniel Dinyés

Klára Kolonits is a dramatic coloratura soprano born in Budapest. Her engagements for 2016/2017 season included Lucia di Lammermoor premiere in Budapest, Bel Canto gala concerts, Bellini’s I Puritani with Riccardo Frizza and Verdi’s Attila in Nürnberg, in Peter Konwitschny’s staging. On the concert stage she performed, among others, Verdi’s Requiem in Yekaterinburg with Dmitry Liss and in Budapest with Giacomo Sagripanti, as well as Mahler’s II Symphony and Haydn concert arias.

Her plans for 2017/2018 concentrate around Bel Canto with Les Huguenots premiere in October, Norma premiere in Nadine Duffaut’s staging in January followed by a long run of 13 shows, as well as Lucia di Lammermoor in March.

Klára graduated from Franz Liszt Academy of Music. After winning a series of prizes in major music competitions she was engaged by the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, where she has since remained as a soloist in roles such as Mozart’s Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Konstanze, Queen of the Night, Bellini’s Giulietta (I Capuleti ed i Montecchi), and Verdi’s Violetta. She has made numerous guest appearances in major roles in opera houses across Europe.

Klára is accompanied by her husband, the pianist and composer Daniel Dinyés. Daniel Dinyés studied at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music and the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. His compositions include chamber music, vocal music and works for the stage, and have been performed in Italy and the USA as well as in Hungary. With Klára Kolonits, he recorded an album of Liszt songs in 2009 for EMI.