Janos B. Nagy completed his studies under the guidance of Miklos Gyorgy Kerenyi and Erzebet Hoor-Tempis. He also had some lessons with Kalman Hetenyi. He began his musical career as a soloist with the Hungarian Army Ensemble. As a member of the Hungarian State Opera, he sang a total of fourteen roles in 12 Verdi operas. He has appeared as the Messenger and Radames in Aida, and has sung both Cassio and Otello. In 1973, he was a great success in the roles of Macduff and Oronte. In 1975, he sang his first important Puccini role, that of De Grieux. From 1978 onwards, he gradually extended his repertory by including spinto parts (Chenier, Don Carlos, Pollione, Cavaradossi, Florestan). Since 1980, he toured Germany, Switzerland, and North America. During the 80's-90's he recorded. His recording of Simon Boccanegra was named "Record of the Year" in 1984 (cond. G.Patane).
I would like to thank Robert Schlesinger for the picture.
I would like to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the notes, and recording (Manon Lescaut).
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recording (Turandot)