József Simándy

Picture of József Simándy as Lohengrin
Picture of József Simándy
Lohengrin

József Simándy as Lohengrin

József Simándy singsBánk bán: Hazám, hazám
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József Simándy singsAida: Celeste Aida in Hungarian
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Unsurmounted Celeste Aida, as a reply to Cura's old but still astonishingly stupid interview HT note Asked is it possible to sing the high B at the end of the aria pianissimo as written.
Cura said No, it is completely impossible. It is not a question of technique, but depends on the pitch of the orchestra which is today a half tone higherAnd I am the King of England if this is the case than at the time of the creation of the work. Verdi was not voice killer. He knew exactly what he could ask or not from a singer..
József Simándy singsIl Trovatore: Di quella pira 4
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József Simándy singsIl Trovatore: Di quella pira 3
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József Simándy singsIl Trovatore: Di quella pira 2
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József Simándy singsTurandot: Senki sem alhat (Nessun)
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József Simándy singsLohengrin: Atmest du nicht
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József Simándy singsIl Trovatore: Di quella pira 1
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I wish to thank Ildikó Vegh for the recording (Bánk bán).
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording (Aida with notes, Turandot, Trovatore 2, 3, 4).
I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recordings (Lohengrin, Trovatore 1) and pictures.
Repertory

Bizet: Carmen, Szeged, National Theatre, March 12, 1946
Verdi:Aida (fragments, concert, piano accopaniment), Szeged, Journalist Club, March 17, 1946
Puccini: Tosca, Szeged, National Theatre, July 6, 1946
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, Szeged, National Theatre, December 13, 1946
Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochyntsi, Szeged, National Theatre, June 7, 1947
Wagner: Lohengrin, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, December 25, 1947
Beethoven: IX. Symphony, Budapest, Academy of Music, May 5. 1948
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, May 9, 1948
Borodin: Prince Igor, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, June 6, 1948
Verdi: Messa da Requiem, Budapest, Károlyi Garden, August, 1948
Verdi: Rigoletto, Szeged, open-air concert, Summer 1948
Kodály, Zoltán: Psalmus Hungaricus, Budapest, Eszterházy Garden, September 8, 1948
Verdi: Aida, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, November 21, 1948
Wagner. Die Meistersinger, Budapest, Hungarian Natonal Opera-house, March 27, 1949
Smetana: The Bartered Bride, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, December 15, 1949
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, January 4, 1950
Kodály, Zoltán. Székely fonó, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, April 21, 1950
Kenessey, Jen?: Az arany meg az asszony, Budapest Hungarian National Opera-house, April 21, 1950
Verdi: Don Carlos, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, June 25, 1950
Verdi: Rigoletto, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, February 4, 1951
Shostakovich: Song of the Forests (oratorio), Budapest, March, 1951
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, May 9, 1951
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, May 17, 1951
Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, October 3, 1951
Erkel, Ferenc: Bánk bán, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, March 22, 1952
Monteverdi: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (dramatic cantata), Budapest, Academy of Music, October, 1953
Meytus: Oleg Koshevoy, Budapest, Hugarian National Opera-house, December 20, 1953
Beethoven: Fidelio, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, March 6, 1954
Kemény, Egon: Hatvani diákjai (musical), Budapest, Radio, January 1955
Polgár, Tibor A kér?k, Budapest, Erkel Theatre, May 11, 1955
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, January 27, 1956
Kodály, Zoltán: Psalmus Hungaricus, Budapest, Academy of Music, September 30, 1956
Donizetti. Lucia di Lammermoor, München, October 18, 1957
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (der italienische Sänger), München, 1957? 1958?
Verdi: Otello (fragments), Budapest, Radio, late autumn 1958
Verdi. La Traviata, München, December 20, 1958
Hajdú, Mihály: Kádár Kata, Budapest, Hungarian Natioanl Opera-house, April 26, 1959
Erkel, Ferenc: Hunyadi László, Budapest, Szeged, Open-air Festival, July 25, 1959
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, München, December 20, 1959
Puccini. Turandot, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, June 18, 1960
Verdi. Otello, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, November 20, 1960
Puccini. Manon Lescaut, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, December 22, 1961
Erkel, Ferenc: Brankovics György, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, June 21, 1962
Verdi: Ernani (fragments), Budapest, Radio, summer 1962
Luigi Dallapiccola: Volo di Notte (tv film), Budapest, summer 1963
Kodály, Zoltán: Budavári Te Deum, Budapest, December 16, 1965
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, Budapest, Hungarian National Opera-house, November 25, 1967
Joseph Haydn: Schöpfungsmesse in B-dur, Budapest, December 2, 1968
Kodály, Zoltán: Missa Brevis, Budapest, October, 1969
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, Budapest, Academy of Music, April 22, 1970
Erkel, Ferenc: Sarolta, Budapest, Radio, September 17, 1970
Johann Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron, November 20, 1970
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns, Budapest, Radio, April 13, 1971
Mozart: Requiem, Nyírbátor, summer 1973
Franz Liszt: XIII, Zsoltár, Szombathely, May 1977
I wish to thank Ildikó Vegh for the updated repertory.
Reference: Simándy József Bánk Bán Elmondja, Krónikás: Dalos László, Zenemukiadó, Budapest, 1983
I wish to thanks Balázs Csák to have provided me with the book

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