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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
1Wer uns getraut? Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.05

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Barinkay/Saffi
2Ja das Schreiben und das Lesen Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Zsupán
3Ja das alles auf Ehr Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
4Wolgalied Popularity:

Opera: Zarewitsch, DerComposer: LéharAct:

Type: Voice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles:
5Ja so ein Madel Popularity:

Opera: Viktoria und ihr HusarComposer: AbrahamAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
6Non piangere Liu Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
7Amfortas die Wunde Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
8No! Pazzo son! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
9Guardate, pazzo son Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
10Ah! non v'avvicinate Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-1

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
12Addio fiorito asil Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton
13Es lebt' eine Vilja Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
14Es waren zwei Königskinder Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Hanna/Camille
15Fra poco a me ricovero Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
16Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
17Wenn ich im Kampfe fur dich siege Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
18Das susse Lied verhallt Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa/Lohengrin
19Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
20In fernem Land unnahbar Euren Schritten Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
21Atmest du nicht mit mir die sussen Dufte Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
22Meine Liebe deine Liebe Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Princess Mi/Gustav
23Immer nur lächeln Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
24Von Apfelbluten einen Kranz Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
25Willst du nicht das Märchen sehen Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Princess Mi/Gustav
26Cielo e mar Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo
27Durch die Walder durch die Auen Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.06-2

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Max
28Bruderlein 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
29Taubchen das entflattert ist Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Alfred
30Ich stehe voll Zagen Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: German

Roles: Gabriel/Alfred/Rosalinde
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