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Alize Rozsnyai - Soprano


Alize Rozsnyai - Soprano

Alize Rozsnyai

Indiana University

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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 Philadelphia.
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, among others.

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.

Musical Merit Foundation - Awards and Performances


2008 Winner
$7000 Scholarship