Attila Fekete


The tenor Attila Fekete, who was born in 1973 in Budapest, completed his vocal training at the Franz Liszt Academy in his native city. He belongs to the ensemble of the Hungarian State Opera, where for many years he has performed the main roles of the Italian and Russian repertoire, with credits including Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, such Verdi characters as the Duke in Rigoletto, Ricardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, and Radamès in Aida, and Puccini’s Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut. Fekete made his American debut in 2005 as Rodolfo in La Bohème at Michigan Opera in Detroit; this was followed by appearances as Jason in Cherubini’s Médée at Toronto Opera and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Fekete has also performed Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland. He has previously sung Bartók’s Cantata profana with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen.

July 2013