Alize Rozsnyai, a coloratura soprano “displaying profound imagination and control” (Philadelphia Inquirer), has been named an ArtistYear Fellow for 2015-2016, was a recipient of the generous Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship for 2014-2015, and just completed her Master of Music degree in Opera Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Ms. Rozsnyai just made her debut in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this May, performed selections from the Grammy Award-Winning Lonely Motel: Music from Slide with eighth blackbird and the composer, Steven Mackey on electric guitar, as well as role debuts of Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites with Opera Philadelphia and Curtis Opera Theatre at the Kimmel Center, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at the Trentino Music Festival in Italy, and the roles of Giula in Rossini’s Scala di Seta and Nella in Gianni Schicchi with Curtis Opera Theatre. Last season she portrayed the roles of Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo with Curtis Opera Theatre.
Equally at home in early music, Ms. Rozsnyai is a recipient of an Early Music America Scholarship for 2013, and she 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, 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.
Next season will see Ms. Rozsnyai featured in the Opera Philadelphia and Bearded Ladies Cabaret production of Andy: A Popera, Philadelphia Fringe Art’s production of Second Skull, performances with the composer, Unsuk Chin in her piece Akrostichon-Wortspiel during her residency with the Curtis Institute of Music, and a solo recital at Curtis including Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre for chamber orchestra and soprano this coming October.