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Gyula Orendt

Baritone

Biography

Gyula Orendt in action.
Gyula Orendt as Orfeo in Orfeo © ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey, 2015.

Hungarian-Romanian baritone Gyula Orendt made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Gamekeeper (Rusalka) and has since returned to sing the title role in Orfeo at the Roundhouse and Gaveston/Stranger (Lessons in Love and Violence, world premiere, 2018). In the 2018/19 Season he sings Guglielmo (Così fan tutte).

Orendt was born in Transylvania and studied at the Transilvania University of Bra?ov and the Franz Liszt Conservatory, Budapest. 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). In 2013 he became a member of the Berlin State Opera, where his roles have included Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Tempo/Consiglio (Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo), Latino (Steffani’s Amor vien dal destino) and Carolus (Emma und Eginhard) under René Jacobs, the title role in?Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Schaunard (La bohème) and Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos). Engagements elsewhere include Roberto/Nardo (La finta giardiniera) for Glyndebourne Festival, also broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Liceu, Barcelona, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Glyndebourne Festival and Hungarian State Opera, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Orfeo for Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy, and Guglielmo for Bavarian State Opera and the Norwegian National Opera.

Concert appearances include Ein deutsches Requiem with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Concerto Budapest and Lied recitals at Hungarian State Opera and Berlin State Opera as well as at the renowned Lied series of the Boulez Saal Berlin. His discography includes Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo under Jacobs for Harmonia Mundi. Orendt is a triple prizewinner of the Francisco Viñas Competition.

Videos

News and features

New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced

31 January 2017
New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced

Following the success of Written on Skin, Lessons in Love and Violence will have its world premiere on 10 May 2018.

Listen: Monteverdi’s Orfeo on BBC iPlayer

3 March 2015
Listen: Monteverdi’s Orfeo on BBC iPlayer

Another chance to hear The Royal Opera and Roundhouse’s acclaimed production of the first great opera.

Photos

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo and Mary Bevan as Euridice in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo in Orfeo

Christopher Lowrey, Gyula Orendt, Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory in Orfeo

Stéphane Degout and Gyula Orendt in rehearsal for Lessons in Love and Violence, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Gamberoni as Despina, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo and Mary Bevan as Euridice in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt and Mary Bevan in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt and Mary Bevan in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt as Gaveston, Stéphane Degout as King and Krisztina Szabó as Singer 2 in Lessons in Love and Violence, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo and Mary Bevan as Euridice in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo and Mary Bevan as Euridice in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt in Orfeo

Gyula Orendt as Orfeo and Mary Bevan as Euridice in Orfeo

Samuel Boden and Gyula Orendt in rehearsal for Lessons in Love and Violence, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera