Andrea Meláth


The Liszt Prize-awarded mezzosoprano started her higher education at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. She completed her studies in 1998, and in the same year, she was awarded the Annie Fisher Grant. Already in 1996, she could participate at the Bayreuth Festival with another scholarship. She debuted in the role of Cherubino of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in 1998, then later that year she acted in the leading role of Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas. In 1999, she debuted in the Hungarian State Opera in the role of Rosetta in János Vajda’s Leonce and Lena. Since then, she has been a permanent guest performer at the Hungarian State Opera. In 1999 she won 3rd Prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London. For her high level interpretation of contemporary Hungarian music, she has received the Artisjus Award nine times. Her main roles are Judit (Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle), Dorabella (Mozart: Così fan tutte), Sextus (Mozart: La clemenza di Tito), Rosina (Rossini: The barber of Seville), Orlovsky (Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus). Beyond her artistic career, she taught as Associate Professor of singing at the University of Pécs between 2007 and 2012. Since 2013 she has been the Head of the Liszt Academy's Department of Vocal Studies.