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Monteverdi’s l’Orfeo

Guglielmo

Così fan tutte

Papageno

Zauberflöte

Zurga

Les Pecheurs de Perles

Figaro

Barbiere di Siviglia

Papageno

Zauberflöte

Conte

Le Nozze di Figaro

Guglielmo

Cosi fan tutte

Gaveston & Stranger

George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence

Hungarian-Romanian baritone Gyula Orendt was born in Transylvania and studied at the University of Brașov and the Franz Liszt Conservatory, Budapest. Already as a student he performed the title role of Handel’s oratorio Saul. He started his career as a member of the Vienna Volksoper (2010– 11) before becoming a member of the Opera Studio of Berlin State Opera (2011–13), and a member of the Berlin State Opera in 2013, where his roles include Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Conte (Nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Carolus (Emma und Eginhard) under René Jacobs, and Thésée (Hippolyte et Aricie) with Simon Rattle, the title role in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles) with Daniel Barenboim, Schaunard (La bohème) and Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos).

Engagements elsewhere:
Roberto/Nardo (La finta giardiniera) for Glyndebourne Festival, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Liceu Barcelona, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Glyndebourne Festival with Robin Ticciati, and Hungarian State Opera, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Norwegian National Opera Oslo and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where he also performed the title role in Orfeo and Gaveston/Stranger (Lessons in Love and Violence, world premiere, 2018), coproduction with Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Opéra National de Lyon, and Teatro Real Madrid.

Concert appearances include Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Concerto Budapest, George Benjamin’s Sometime Voices with the
Roberto/Nardo (La finta giardiniera) for Glyndebourne Festival, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Liceu Barcelona, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Glyndebourne Festival with Robin Ticciati, and Hungarian State Opera, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Norwegian National Opera Oslo and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where he also performed the title role in Orfeo and Gaveston/Stranger (Lessons in Love and Violence, world premiere, 2018), coproduction with Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Opéra National de Lyon, and Teatro Real Madrid.

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Stockholm as well as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio

France Paris, Handel’s Apollo with the Finish Baroque Orchestra Helsinski, and Lied recitals at Hungarian State Opera and Berlin State Opera. His discography includes Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo under Rene Jacobs for Harmonia Mundi as well as Lessons in Love and Violence for Nimbus on CD and Opus Arte on dvd. Orendt is a triple prizewinner of the Francisco Viñas Competition.

 

Recent and future highlights:

  • Staatsoper Berlin: Conte Le Nozze di Figaro, new production, Daniel Barenboim/Vincent Huguet, April 2021
  • Festival d’Aix: Conte Le Nozze di Figaro, new production, Lotte de Beer/Thomas Hengelbrock, July 2021
  • Staatsoper Berlin: Guglielmo Così fan tutte, new production, Daniel Barenboim/Vincent Huguet, September-October 2021
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden London: Valens Handel’s Theodora, new production, Katie Mitchel/Harry Bicket, January 2021-February 2022

 

April 2021

Lessons in Love and Violence

Gyula Orendt as Gaveston & Stranger

concert tour

Philharmonie Köln: 14 January 2021
Konzerthaus Dortmund: 16 January 2021
Philharmonie Essen: 17 January 2021

Conductor

George Benjamin

Orchestra

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

L’oca del Cairo

Gyula Orendt as Chichibio

canceled concert date: 26 January 2021

Conductor

Robin Ticciati

Staging

Frederic Wake-Walker

Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Cosi fan tute

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo

canceled performance dates:
20, 28 February + 6 March 2021

Conductor

Daniel Barenboim

Staging

Vincent Huguet

Le Nozze di Figaro

Gyula Orendt as Conte Almaviva

performance date + live streaming: 1 April 2021

Conductor

Daniel Barenboim

Staging

Vincent Huguet

Lessons in Love and Violence

Gyula Orendt as Gaveston & Stranger

30 April (canceled) + 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 May 2021

Conductor

Josep Pons

Staging

Katie Mitchell

Le Nozze di Figaro

Gyula Orendt as Conte Almaviva

Performance dates: 30th of June + 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16 July

Conductor

Thomas Hengelbrock

Staging

Lotte de Beer