Biography

JÁNOS BÁNDI
Tenor

He graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1981 and during his years of study he performed at the Hungarian State Opera House where he has been appearing to date with huge success.
In 1983 he was awarded the first prize at the Singing Competition of the Belgian Radio and Television.
His voice is of wide range and rich of timbers. His musicality and splendid technique make his repertoire very rich from Handel Messiah full of coloratura to the dramatic Otello.
At the beginning of his career, he sang almost lyrical roles:
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte - Tamino, Cosi fan tutte - Ferrando, Don Giovanni - Don Ottavio, Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Belmonte, Rossini: La Cenerentola - Ramiro, The Barber of Sevilla - Almaviva, Massenet: Werther, Verdi: Traviata - Alfredo, Falstaff - Fenton, Rigoletto - Prince of Mantua, Donizetti: Don Pasquale - Ernesto, Tchaikowski: Onegin - Lenski

There are several TV- and radio recordings which were made of these appearances.

Recordings:

Donizetti: Don Pasquale - Ernesto
Handel
: Atalanta - Aminta, Brockes Passion
Carissimi:
Jonas, Balthasar
Soler: Miserere
Liszt:
Septem Sacramenta, Missa Choralis, Cantate No. 1. - world premiere
Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus
Rossini: Stabat Mater
Berlioz: Te Deum
Mozart: Requiem
Verdi: Requiem, Macbeth - Malcolm
R. Strauss: Guntram - Der Narr des Herzogs

Tv-operas:

Flotow: Martha - Lyonel
Verdi: Falsaff - Fenton
Mozart-Goldoni: Mirandolina
Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro - Alberto
Schubert-Berté: Dreimädlerhaus - Schubert

He sang an opera rarity at the Wexford Festival in Ireland (Mercadante: Elisa e Claudio - Claudio) where he was the favorite of the Festival audience.

During recent years he has performed in almost every European country, in Asia, in Australian. He toured in Italy, Germany with Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux) where he had very good press.
He was principal guest singer of the Prague Staatsoper.
He is presently appering mostly in romantic roles, i. e. Des Grieux, Kalaf, Roberto (Puccini - Le Villi) and Verdi operas: Prince of Mantua, Alfredo, Manrico, Otello, Radames, Riccardo, Canio (Leoncavallo - Pagliacci), Erik (The flying Dutchman), Herman (Tchaikowski - The Queen of Spades)

In season 2000 - 2001 he sang with huge success the role of Herman in opera The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame) of Tchaikowski in Wiesbaden and in Kopenhagen, where he had verz good press.

He regularly performs in oratorios in Hungary and abroad
Mahler: Symphony no. 8. in Prague, Sophia, Barcelone,
Liszt: Cantate no. I in Bonn,
Händel: Messiah in Solthum (Switzerland),
Verdi: Requiem in Dortmund, Unna, Schwertl,
Dvorak: Stabat Mater in Braunschweig,
Beethoven: IX. Symphony - in Linz, in Canada.


E-mail:
bandija@freemail.hu