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Alinka Kozári

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

Hungarian

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French, Hungarian

Opera

Violetta (English)
La traviata (Verdi)
Duchy Opera, Cornwall
2017
Zerbinetta
Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss, R)
St John's Church, Waterloo
2017
Rosalinde
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Fulham Opera, St John's Church, London
2016
Babette
Biedermann and the Arsonists (Šimon Voseček)
Independent Opera
2015
Agrippina
Agrippina (Handel)
Iford Arts Festival
2015
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opera Festival Pilsen, Czech Republic
2015
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
National Theatre Miskolc, Hungary
2014
Berta
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Opera Holland Park
2014
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Erkel Theatre Budapest, Hungary
2014
Violetta
La traviata (Verdi)
Diva Opera
2013
Violetta
La traviata (Verdi)
Iford Arts Festival
2013
First Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Diva Opera
2012
Phoebe
Castor et Pollux (Rameau)
English National Opera
2011
Fiorilla
Il turco in Italia (Rossini)
Garsington Opera
2011
Walter
La Wally (Catalani)
Opera Holland Park
2011
Gilda
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Iford Arts Festival
2010
Countess
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2010
Berenice
L’occasione fa il ladro (Rossini)
Minotaur Opera
2010
Mirandolina
Mirandolina (Martinů)
Garsington Opera
2009
Sally Bones
Varjak Paw (Julian Philips)
The Opera Group, performed in Linbury Studio, ROH
2008
Adina
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
Anghiari Festival (Italy)
2008
Lucille
The Sofa (Elizabeth Maconchy)
Independent Opera
2007
First Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
British Youth Opera
2007
Norina
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
National Opera Studio Showcase
2007
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
British Youth Opera
2006
Princess Caraboo
English Eccentrics (Malcolm Williamson)
Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
2006
Lucia
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Scenes
2006

Oratorio/Concerts

Soprano Solo
Requiem (Verdi)
Salford Choral Society, Piccadilly Symphony Orch
2018
1st Soprano Soloist
Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain
2016
1st Soprano Soloist
Stabat Mater (Rossini)
The Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir
2016
Soprano Soloist
Exsultate, jubilate (Mozart)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain
2016
Soprano Soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Stamford Choral Society
2015
Soprano Soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
The Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir
2015
Soprano Soloist
Magnificat (John Rutter)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain
2014
Soprano Soloist
Christmas Cantata vom Himmel hoch (Mendelssohn)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain
2014
Soprano Soloist
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen cantata (Bach)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain
2014
Soprano Soloist
Into the Little Hill (George Benjamin)
Budapest Spring Festival, Hungary
2014
Soprano Soloist
Eternal Source of Light Divine (Handel)
Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain
2011

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Adina - L’elisir d’amore

Agrippina

Agrippina

Agrippina

Babette - Biedermann and the Arsonists

Babette - Biedermann and the Arsonists

Babette - Biedermann and the Arsonists

Bath Gala

Berenice - L'occasione fa il ladro

Berenice - L'occasione fa il ladro

Berta - Il barbiere di Siviglia

Berta - Il barbiere di Siviglia

Christmas Concert - Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain

Donna Anna - Don Giovanni

First Lady - Die Zauberflöte

La Wally - Walter

Lucille - The Sofa

Sally Bones - Varjak Paw

Violetta - La traviata

Violetta - La traviata

Walter - La Wally

Garsington Opera Cover Award (2009)

Mario Lanza Opera Prize (2006)

St. Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction (2006)

"Alinka Kozári ...sang the role marvellously... She is a stylish Handelian...Her lilting 'Ogni vento'...was the highlight of her musically subtle performance." by Hugh Canning, Opera (2015)

"Alinka Kozari and Raphaela Papadakis also give striking performances as Babette and the Biedermanns’ maid Anna." by Edward Bhesania, The Stage (2015)

"Alinka Kozári embraces the nervy shrillness of Babette, Biedermann's wife." by Hannah Nepil, Financial Times (2015)

"Alinka Kozári explored the complexities of her character with extraordinary insight, ..." by Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Reviews (2015)

"Alinka Kozári was excellent as Babette and sang a superb ‘Goose Aria’ about her love for her husband." by Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International (2015)

"Alinka Kozari was hilariously unnerving as Babette, her highly expressive face adding to the comic feel." by Planet Hugill (2015)

"Alinka Kozari’s chiselled cheekbones and chiselled coloratura combine to arresting effect in the shameless, scheming title role,..." by Anna Picard, The Spectator (2015)

"Happily, that role (Violetta) was played with astonishing intensity by Alinka Kozári, brightly, strongly and securely sung, ... " by Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now (2013)

"IT is a triumphant return to Iford for Hungarian soprano Alinka Kozari, ... performing a Violetta to take your breath away in Bruno Ravella’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata." by Blackmore Vale Magazine (2013)

"Alinka Kozari’s Walter is bright and sharply characterized. Her extended Act I monologue was a joy." by Anna Ozorio, Opera Today (2011)

"... some sparkling coloratura for Sally Bones (Alinka Kozári)..." by Anna Picard, Independent Posted: 5 Oct, 2008 (2008)

Master Course for Young Professional Opera Singers
National Opera Studio, London
2006–2007
Postgraduate Voice Studies (Weingarten Scholarship)
Birmingham Conservatoire
2005–2006
Master's degree in Singing and in Teaching
Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest
2000–2005

Hungarian born soprano Alinka Kozári, now resident in the UK, is a graduate of the Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest and the National Opera Studio, London.

After receiving her Master’s degree in Hungary Alinka was awarded the Weingarten Scholarship to attend the Birmingham Conservatoire where she was the winner of the Mario Lanza Opera Prize and the St. Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction. She was also a holder of an Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship, the Simon Fletcher Trust Award and the prestigious Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship. She is also a Samling Scholar.

Alinka has participated in master classes with Sir Thomas Allen (Samling), Malcolm Martineau at Crear, Leo Nucci (George Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, Italy), José Cura in London and participated in the Verbier Festival Academy, Switzerland with Thomas Quasthoff. Recently she took part in Malcolm Martineau's first opera master class with Matteo Dalle Fratte at Crear, Scotland. Since she moved to London, Alinka has been working with Lillian Watson.

Operatic roles include Donna Anna Don Giovanni and First Lady Die Zauberflöte for British Youth Opera and Diva Opera, Adina L’elisir d’amore for Anghiari Festival, cover title role Mirandolina and Fiorilla Il Turco in Italia for Garsington Opera, (where she was awarded the Garsington Opera Cover Award), Walter La Wally for Opera Holland Park (to critical acclaim), Countess The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera, Gilda Rigoletto for Iford Arts Festival, Berenice L'occasione fa il ladro for Minatour Opera. For English National Opera she covered the role of Phoebe Castor and Pollux.

Alinka has also been active in contemporary repertoire as Princess Caraboo in Malcolm Williamson’s English Eccentrics in the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham and Lucille The Sofa for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells (recorded by Chandos). She created the role of Sally Bones in Varjak Paw (Julian Philips) for The Opera Group, performed on tour in the UK and in Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House. Most recently she performed the soprano solo in George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill for the Budapest Spring Festival at the Budapest Music Centre, Hungary.

On the concert platform she has performed in Italy, France, Hungary and the UK, most recently John Rutter's Magnificat, Mendelssohn's Christmas Cantata vom Himmelhoch and Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen cantata with the Choir & Orchestra Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain.

She made her début in the role of Violetta La traviata for Iford Arts Festival in summer 2013, later that year she sang the role with Diva Opera in France and in Drapers’ Hall, London. In 2014 Alinka sang the role of Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Miskolc National Theatre and in Erkel Theatre, Budapest as part of the Primavera Festival, Hungary. She also sang in a charity gala with Bryn Terfel arranged by British Youth Opera at Drapers’ Hall, London.

Alinka recently returned to Opera Holland Park to perform the role of Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia. She also performed the soprano solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah both for The Stamford Choral Society and The Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir.

Alinka sang the title role in Händel’s Agrippina at Iford Festival, and ‘Violetta’s Party’ – a Gala Performance to promote this production at the 2015 Bath Festival. In the summer she performed Donna Anna Don Giovanni with Miskolc National Theatre representing Hungary in Pilsen, Czech Republic as part of the European City of Culture 2015 Opera Festival.

Alinka ’s recent commitments include the role of Babette in Independent Opera's new production Biedermann and the Arsonists, a modern opera by Šimon Voseček, directed by Max Hoehn in the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Timothy Redmond last November.

In March 2016 Alinka participated as a singer on the Music Theatre module for MA/MFA in Directing students of East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex.

Recent engagements include singing the soprano solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with The Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir in November and Christmas concerts with the Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Musicum Costa del Sol, Spain singing the soprano solo in Vivaldi's Gloria and Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate.

Future engagements include singing the role of Violetta, Traviata with Kentish Opera and singing Zerbinetta on a concert perfomance of R Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos.

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