Dénes Gulyás

March 31, 1954 Budapest -

Picture of Dénes Gulyás
with Gregor József

Picture of Dénes Gulyás
Fenton with Júlia Kukely

Gulyás studied at the Academy of Music Budapest between 1973-1978. He was scholarship holder of the Opera House Budapest from 1978, then became a member in 1979 making his debut as Rinuccio.

He made his debut at the Carnegie Hall, then in Houston, Dallas and San Francisco in 1981.

He received a four year contract at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1982, where he made his debut in Der Rosenkavalier, as the Italian singer.He appeard as guest singer in Hamburg, Milano at La Scala, Genova and Bonn, Paris and Amsterdam as soloist in Bartók's Cantata profana.

He is active as director, too, a Roméo et Juliette performance was staged by him.

Gulyás won the first price at a competition in Parma in 1979 and at the Pavarotti competition contest in Philadelphia in 1981. He received the Liszt Ferenc price in 1983 and became Merited Artist in 1983.

His most important roles are: Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Tamino, Erster Gefangener (Fidelio), Ernesto, Nemorino, Oronte , Alfredo, Duca di Mantova, Gabriele Adorno, Roméo (Gounod), Rodolfo, Tom Rakewell...

From the Hungarian Theatrical Encyclopaedia, provided by Ildikó Vegh.
Dénes Gulyás singsRigoletto: Questa o quella
In RA Format

Dénes Gulyás singsRigoletto: La donna è mobile
In RA Format
I wish to thank Geoffrey Mallinson for the recordings.
Reference for picture (Top).
I wish to thank Ildikó Vegh for picture (Fenton).

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