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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)
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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