The Hungarian baritone Csaba Szegedi was born in 1981 and he studied at Béla Bartók Konservatorium in Budapest with Mária Fekete and from 2003 at Franz-Liszt-Musikakademie with Sándor Sólyom-Nagy.

After his diploma in 2008 he was part of the ensemble at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest debuting roles like Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Creonte in L'anima del filosofo by Haydn and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte.

From 2010 to 2013 he made important debuts with the Hungarian State Opera: Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), La bohème (Marcello), Don Pasquale (Malatesta), Simon Boccanegra (Paolo Albiani), Pikovaya dama (Prince Yeletski), the title roles of Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni, Carmen (Escamillo), L'elisir d'amore (Belcore).

From 2014 his career took an international turn: he debuted Cavalleria (Alfio) and Pagliacci (Tonio), Le nozze di Figaro (Conte Almaviva) in Klagenfurt; Benvenuto Cellini (Fieramosca) and Jérusalem (Count of Toulose) in Bonn; Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) in Dresden; Otello (Montano) at Salzburg Easter Festival conducted by Christiann Thielemann.

Besides that, with the Hungarian State Opera he performed Busoni’s Doctor Faustus, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, and Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor.

In the season 2016/17: Lucia di Lammermoor, La bohème, Cavalleria, Pagliacci, Roberto Devereux (Duca di Nottingham) in Budapest and Otello (Iago) in Klagenfurt.

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Csaba Szegedi