Hungarian tenor Gyula Rab is an esemble member at Staatstheaer am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, Germany. For season 2018/19 his roles there include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni by Mozart, Gonzalve in L’Heure Espagnole by Ravel.
He is thrilled to make his debut as Tom Rakewell in Stravinky’s The Rake’s Progress under the baton of Barbara Hannigan in May 2019. The European Tour of Equilibrium Young Artists starts in Munich with The Münchner Philharmoniker at Philharmonie im Gasteig. The following venues of the tour with The Ludwig Orchestra include: Philharmonie de Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Kulturpalast Dresden, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Past engagements include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, Achilles in Iphigiénie en Aulide by Gluck and László V. in Erkel’s Hunyadi Laszló at Hungarian State Opera. Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini in Suzhou, China; Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini with Co-Opera, Osroa in Adriano in Siria by Pergolesi at the Cadogan Hall, Handel's Messiah with Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Danubia Symphony, Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the Hungarian Radio Symphony, Alidoro in Orontea at the Spring Festival in Budapest,
He was a member of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zurich for the season 2016/17. Gyula is an alumnus of the International Opera School of Royal College of Music in London as a Sir Roger and Lady Carr Soirée d'Or Scholar. He also holds a Master of Music degree from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and was awarded the UNELMA-Dream Scholarship and the Le Meridien Prize by the Ari S Kupsus Salon Concert Society.
Gyula is also proud to be a recipient of the Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship and the International Opera Awards Foundation Bursary.
He made his professional operatic debut in 2014 with Wrocław Opera in Poland as Louis in Angels in America by Péter Eötvös conducted by the composer himself. Also in this year he was the tenor soloist in Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at commemoration concert of the outbreak of the First World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
He was a finalist of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award at the Wigmore Hall in 2015 and was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.