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Bretz, Gábor (bass)
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Gábor Bretz (bass)

Born in Budapest, Gábor Bretz began his vocal training with Stephan Czovek in Los Angeles and with Professor Albert Antalffy in Budapest. He subsequently studied at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music with Mária Fekete, and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Sándor Sólyom-Nagy, and won the 2005 International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens.

Opera have included the title roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Boito’s Mefistofele; Leporello and the title-role in Don Giovanni; Banco (Macbeth); Colline (La bohème); Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia); Escamillo (Carmen); Gurnemanz (Parsifal); Zaccaria (Nabucco); Orestes (Elektra); and Landgraf (Tannhäuser) at the Wagner Festival under Ádám Fischer in Budapest.

Other notable appearances include the title role in Der fliegende Holländer (Passionstheater, Oberammergau); Ferrando in Il trovatore (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Escamillo in Carmen (Bayerische Staatsoper; Royal Opera House; Metropolitan Opera, New York; New National Theatre, Tokyo; and Hamburg State Opera); Colline in La bohème (Royal Opera House); Shaklovity in Khovanshchina (Dutch National Opera); Philippe II in Don Carlos (Hamburg State Opera); and numerous performances in the title role of Bluebeard’s Castle under Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Ádám Fischer, Edward Gardner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Michele Mariotti, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Gábor Bretz has also worked with other eminent conductors including Alain Altinoglu, Philippe Jordan, Kent Nagano, Sir Simon Rattle, Juraj Valčuha, and Omer Meir Wellber.


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