Wicklow-based Hungarian baritone, Gyula Nagy, is an alumnus of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden (2016-18). His Royal Opera House roles included Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème, Escamillo in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen, Fiorello in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Filotete in Handel’s Oreste, Konrad Nachtigal in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Baron Douphol in Verdi’s La traviata, as well as Paul in Philip Glass’s Les enfants terribles for the Royal Ballet.
Previously he worked with Welsh National Opera, with Scottish Opera and with Irish Youth Opera. On the concert stage, he has performed with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and with many Irish and English choral societies.
He also trained at the National Opera Studio in London, and in Dublin, where he was a Young Associate Artist with Opera Theatre Company and he studied with Philip O’Reilly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In Hungary, he studied with Mária Fekete and Károly Ötvös.
Gyula’s recent appearances include Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio (Lyric Opera, Ireland 2020), Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 2020), the Gipsy in Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochyntsi (Komische Oper, Berlin 2019), Sulpice (cover) in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 2019), Ulysses in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses (Opera Collective Ireland 2018).
In previous years, Gyula was supported by the Tudás a Jövönkért Foundation, the John McCormack Society, the International Opera Awards Foundation, Chris Ball and the Gaiety Bursary.