Szilvia RálikGuest of the Opera
Szilvia Rálik made her Prague National Theatre debut in the role of Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) in December 2002. She has returned to the National Theatre as Elizabeth I (Britten: Gloriana) and Radana (Fibich: The Fall of Arkun), at the State Opera she has guest appeared as Abigail (Nabucco), Desdemona (Otello), Tosca and Turandot. Szilvia Rálik studied voice and violin at the conservatoire in her native town Békécsaba, southeastern Hungary, and at the Music Academy in Szeged. She debuted at the Hungarian National Opera in Budapest, in January 2001, where she was engaged as soloist in 2002. In 2003, she made her debut at the Budapest Spring Festival (Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel). Her gallery of opera characters encompasses, among others, Verdi’s Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Odabella (Atilla), Abigail (Nabucco), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra), and Desdemona (Otello); Bellini’s Norma, Richard Strauss’ Elektra, Salome and Ariadne; Leonora (Beethoven: Fidelio), Elettra (Mozart: Idomeneo), Donna Elvira (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Renata (Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel), Judith (Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle), Wagner’s Ortrud (Lohengrin) and Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca, Lisa (Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades), and Carmen (Peter Eötvös: Le Balcon. Also figuring in her repertoire is a number of operetta roles, including those of Kálmán’s Maritza (Gräfin Maritza), Fedora (Die Zirkusprinzessin) and Sylvia (Die Csardasfürstin), Zorika and Ilona (Lehár: Zigeunerliebe), and others. She has toured in Hungary, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.