Alize Rozsnyai - Alize Rozsnyai, a coloratura soprano
“displaying profound imagination and control” (Philadelphia
Inquirer), is a Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellow for 2014-2016,
and is honored to be the first singer named as an ArtistYear
Fellow, active 2016-2016, through the Curtis Institute of Music
where she just completed her Master of Music in Opera in 2016.
This season, Ms. Rozsnyai made her debut with the Cape Cod Symphony
Orchestra as Soprano Soloist in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana under
the baton of Jung-Ho Pak, performed with eigth blackbird and
composer Steven Mackey the music which won them a Grammy: Lonely
Motel, Music from Slide, the roles of Cleopatra in Handel's
Giulio Cesare at the Trentino Music Festival, Giulia in Rossini's
La Scala di Seta and Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with
Curtis Opera Theatre, the Mother in the workshop of Sabina Spielrein
by Errollyn Wallen and David Pountney, in collaboration with
them at the Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC, and Blanche
de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites with Opera
Other role credits include Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore,
Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, Almirena in Handel’s
Rinaldo, Ilia in Idomeneo, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias,
Delia and cover for Contessa di Folleville in Il Viaggio a Reims
with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Hilda Mack in Hans
Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers under maestro George Manahan
at Opera Philadelphia, Susanna in le Nozze di Figaro Act II
with the Princeton Symphony.
Having recently “gone mad” in a staged performance of Luciano
Berio’s Sequenza III for Voice which received rave reviews,
she reprised this in September 2014 in 14 Sequenzas as part
of the Philadelphia Fringe Arts Festival. An enthusiastic interpreter
of contemporary repertoire, Ms. Rozsnyai is a part of the brand
new contemporary music ensemble concert series "Begin Anywhere"
with Bowerbird Presents, in Philadelphia. She created the role
of Lila in the workshop of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer
Higdon‘s brand new opera, Cold Mountain, with Opera Philadelphia
and Santa Fe Opera, as well as Silvana in Missy Mazzoli’s, A
Flourish of Green, with Opera Philadelphia.
Ms. Rozsnyai is a recipient of an Early Music America Scholarship,
and portrayed the title role in the world revival of Hypermnestra
by Ignaz Holzbauer with Indiana University Early Music Institute
under the baton of Stanley Ritchie. She has performed with Maestro
Gary Thor Wedow as Soprano Soloist with Amherst Early Music
Festival Opera in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, and is a frequent
soloist with the Curtis Collegium.
Alize has performed with Chautauqua Opera Company, San Diego
Opera, San Diego Lyric Opera, and Den Nye Opera in Bergen, Norway,
Upcoming engagements include Unsuk Chin's Akrostichon-Wortspiel
with the composer, Edie Sedgwick's Double in a brand new opera
collaborative with Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Opera Philadelphia,
Andy: A Popera to premiere in September of 2016.