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Sándor Kónya

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Hungarian
Year of Birth: 1923
Year of Death: 2002

About Sándor Kónya:

Sándor Kónya (September 23, 1923 – May 20, 2002) was a Hungarian tenor, particularly associated with German and Italian roles, especially Lohengrin and Calaf.

Kónya was born in Sarkad, Hungary, and began his vocal studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, with Ferenc Székelyhidy. He completed his studies first in Detmold with Professor Frederick Husler. In 1946 two German businessmen (Anton Giesert and Alfons Lehmkuhle from Ostbevern) supported him financially after he gave a performance in Bielefeld shortly after the war. It was one of these men who introduced him to the general music director of the Stadthalle in Münster, a Herr Dressel. It was Dressel who sent him to Prof Frederick Husler. (article in Münsterland 21 August 1958) He then studied in Rome with Namcini, and Milan with Rico Lani. He made his professional debut in Bielefeld, as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, in 1951. It was also here where he sang his first Lohengrin, in 1953. Some years, he appeared as Alexander Konya.

Following engagements at Darmstadt, Stuttgart, and Hamburg, Kónya became a member of the Berlin State Opera, in 1955, where he created the role of Leandro in Henze's König Hirsch. A performance of Nureddin in Peter Cornelius's comic opera Der Barbier von Bagdad, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1956, attracted widespread attention, and his career became more international in scope. Then came his stunning 1958 debut at Bayreuth, as Lohengrin, a part that quickly became one of his signature roles around the world. It was his debut role at the Paris Opéra in 1959. The following year came his La Scala debut, as Parsifal. The same year, his debut at the San Francisco Opera, as Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, won him warm praise, it was followed by Lohengrin, Rodolfo in La Bohčme, and Radames in Aida. His Metropolitan Opera debut took place on October 28, 1961, as Lohengrin. In fourteen seasons at the Met, his roles included Radames, Dick Johnson opposite Renata Tebaldi's Minnie, Calaf in Turandot, another signature role, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Max in Der Freischütz, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and a much appreciated Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, which he sang in a new 1964 production, opposite Joan Sutherland. Lohengrin was once again his debut role at the London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1963.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohčme, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
2Celeste Aida Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
3Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
4Addio fiorito asil Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
5Cielo e mar Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo
6Es lebt' eine Vilja Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
7Fra poco a me ricovero Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
8Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
9Amfortas die Wunde Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
10No! Pazzo son! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
11Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio/Pinkerton
12Wolgalied Popularity:

Opera: Zarewitsch, DerComposer: LéharAct:

Type: Voice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles:
13Forse la soglia attinse Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
14Meine Liebe deine Liebe Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Princess Mi/Gustav
15Es waren zwei Königskinder Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Hanna/Camille
16Guardate, pazzo son Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
17Durch die Walder durch die Auen Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Max
18In fernem Land unnahbar Euren Schritten Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
19Bruderlein und Schwesterlein Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.14

Type: septet,ensembleVoice: Br T S Mz S S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Falke/Gabriel/Rosalinde/Orlofsky/Adele/Ida/Frank
20Das susse Lied verhallt Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa/Lohengrin
21O Dieu de quelle ivresse Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
22Immer nur lächeln Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
23Wer uns getraut? Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.05

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Barinkay/Saffi
24Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden Popularity:

Opera: Evangelimann, DerComposer: KienzlAct:

Type: duetVoice: T cALanguage: German

Roles:
25Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
26Mortal diletto ai Numi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis
27Ja das alles auf Ehr Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
28Ah! non v'avvicinate Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
29Trinke Liebchen trinke schnell Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Alfred
30Von Apfelbluten einen Kranz Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
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