Csilla Boross

Soprano Csilla Boross has been internationally acclaimed for her performances, including appearances at the Tetaro dell’Opera di Roma, Opéra de Lyon and the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste. Chosen by Maestro Riccardo Muti to sing Abigaille in Nabucco with him at the Rome Opera in 2011, she was also selected by Maestro Muti to perform in the gala performance celebrating the 150thanniversary of Italy.

The 2015–2016 season includes Abigaille in Nabucco for Pittsburgh Opera, Elisabetta in Don Carlos with the Hungarian State Opera, Leonora in La forza del destino with L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at Victoria Hall (Geneva), the title role in Tosca with Minnesota Opera and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Opéra Marseille.

Recent engagements include her debuts in Verdi’s Attila (Odobella) with Daniel Oren at the Shanghai Grand Theater, the title role in Norma at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Abigaille in Nabucco at Opera Philadelphia, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and at the Hungarian State Opera; Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Opera Palm Beach; Tosca in Budapest; Lucrezia in I due Foscari at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under Riccardo Muti; and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra at the Hungarian State Opera. The celebrated soprano made her Opera Australia role debut as Amelia in A Masked Ball, has sung Tosca at the International Music Festival of Macau and returned to Savonlinna Opera Festival as Lady Macbeth. 

In the 2011–2012 season, Ms. Boross appeared in Suor Angelica (Angelica) and in Il tabarro (Giorgetta) directed by David Pountney at the Opéra de Lyon, which was on broadcast on live television throughout Europe on MEZZO, and Nabucco (Abigaille) at Washington National Opera with Philippe Auguine, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. During the summer she sang again under the baton of Riccardo Muti in Sancta Susanna (Sancta Susanna), the one-act opera by Paul Hindemith, at the Ravenna Summer Festival. She was also heard as Aida at the Savonlinna Opera Festival with Elio Boncompagni.

In 2010–2011, Ms. Boross made other important Italian debuts, including appearances as Violetta in La traviata at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, as Lady Macbeth at the Teatro Comunale di Modena and as Tosca in Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Terme di Caracalla). She made her American debut as Abigaille in Nabucco with Palm Beach Opera; performed at the National Theater Prague as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Elettra (Idomeneo) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni); and at the Janacek Theater Brno in a new production of Nabucco and revivals of Eugene Onegin (Tatiana), Aida, Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio San), La traviata (Violetta) and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth). She made her debut in France as Manon (Manon Lescaut), directed by Jean-Paul Scarpitta at the Opéra National de Montpellier.

Csilla Boross is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Czech Television’s THALIA Prize for her appearance in Brno as Cio-Cio San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Since August 2008, soprano Csilla Boross has been a soloist with and member of the National Theater (Janácek Theater) in Brno, and from September 2002–2008, was a soloist of the  Hungarian State Opera. Ms. Boross has also been a regular guest of the National Theater of Prague since 2008 and continues to perform as a guest at the Hungarian State Opera.

Other recent performances include Mimì (La bohème) at the Gut Immling Festivalin summer 2009. In the 2008–2009 season, Ms. Boross was heard as Aida (Loket Cultural Summer), Tosca (Szeged National Theater, State Opera Prague), Violetta (Brno), Donna Anna (Estates Theater Prague), Tatiana (Brno), Venus (Hungarian State Opera, Japan), and Lady Macbeth (Brno).

Ms. Boross also performs on the concert platform on a regular basis and has an extensive repertoire.

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