Passion is guaranteed when it comes to Viktoria Vizin, the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano whose name is often seen in the world’s most prestigious houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Hungarian State Opera House or Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Ms. Vizin has embarked on an exciting dramatic mezzo-soprano repertory in her past three seasons. This includes Charlotte in Werther (Scottish Opera debut 2013), The Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos (Budapest 2013), Phedre in Rameau’s Hypolite et Aricie, Dejanira in Handel’s Hercules (Budapest 2012 and 2013) and the Wagner Ring Cycle at the Luzerne Festival conducted by Jonathan Nott (2013). Ms. Vizin sang the highly acclaimed supporting roles Flosshilde (Das Rheingold, Gotterdammerung), 1st Norn (Gotterdammerung) and Schwertleite (Die Walkure). In addition to her new repertory, she completed her 100th Carmen performance (2012) at the Budapest State Opera House, performed Judit in Bluebeard’s Castle in the Miskolc International Opera Festival (2013), made her appearance at the Grand Theatre du Luxembourg as Preziosilla (2013) and had her Danish debut at Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus as Dulcinee (2014).
In addition to her operatic performances Ms. Vizin has appeared as the alto solo of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Krannert Center for Performing Arts – Champaign, IL), the alto solo of Handel’s Messiah (Palace of the Arts MUPA, Hungary), a Verdi Gala where she performed the aria: O don fatale and appeared in Den Jyske Opera’s 2014/2015 operatic season’s Opera gala in Opera i Rebild performing various arias and duets such as Alza!, Smanie implacabili, Habanera and the Barcarole. Ms. Vizin received critical acclaim for a successful world premier of her contemporary opera piece – The Witch – where she not only debuted as a singer, but also as a co-writer of the operatic piece. (International Kodaly Festival, Hungary 2013).
Ms. Vizin’s current season includes the prestigious Opera Gala “Bravissimo” at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, a series of concerts featuring Gershwin and other classics of the 30s at Palace of Arts, Hungary, a concert with the World Chorus Champion “Ars Nova” at the International Spring Festival in Hungary, Merry Widow (Hannah), Ariadne auf Naxos (Komponist) and a role debut in Vivaldi’s Farnace (Tamari).
Ms. Vizin’s previous seasons highlights are:
Carmen: Essen (2000-2003), Dusseldorf – Duisburg (2003-2004), Pittsburgh (2004), ROH Covent Garden (2007 simulcast in U.K., DVD release), Hungarian State Opera (2007-2012), Los Angeles (2008) Taipei (2009), Metropolitan Opera (2010), Chicago Lyric Opera (2006 stereo simulcast) (Beijing) (2011), Vlaamse Opera (2012 – broadcast in Gent/Television)
Judit –had an acclaimed world debut of Bartok’s mesmerizing drama with Ms. Vizin performing the role twice/each night conducted by Adam Fischer (2009 Budapest), Novi Sad (2010 simulcast in Serbia), Miskolc International Opera Festival (2013)
Preziosilla: Vlaamse Opera (2012), Grand Theatre du Luxembourg (2013)
Maddalena: Miskolc (2001), Dusseldorf (2004-2005), Covent Garden (2005), Metropolitan Opera (2009 simulcast Sirius XM Radio)
Dejanira: Budapest MUPA (2012 – broadcast on Hungarian Television)
Margherite: Budapest MUPA (2010 – broadcast on Hungarian Television)
Isabella: Central City Opera Festival (2003)
Rosina: Cluj-Napoca (1996)
Marchese Melibea: Toronto (2002)
Adalgisa: Thessaloniki (2000), Essen (2002), Dusseldorf (2004)
Pauline: Covent Garden (2001), Toronto (2002), Dallas (2003)
Earlier lyric mezzo repertoire includes: Zerlina (Miskolc 2000, Dusseldorf 2000), Idamante (Cluj-Napoca 1998, Budapest, 1999), Cherubino ( Wiener StaadtsOper 1999), Dorabella (Budapest 1999 – broadcast on Hungarian Television), Rossweise (Geneva 2000), Mrs. Meg Page (Verona 1997).
Viktoria Vizin , a Kecskemet (Hungary) native, studied at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Szeged. She won the International Singing Competition 'Nicolae Bretan' in Cluj-Napoca , Romania in 1996. In 2001 she completed her Master’s and Ph.D in Romania.