Dalma Krajnyak

Hungarian mezzo-soprano, who considers herself a Baroque singer first of all, being devoted to the early music repertoire as an alto soloist. She accomplished her BA studies in classical singing in Hungary, then studied one semester at the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice with the Erasmus programme. She received her PGAD degree as a scholar at the Trinity Conservatoire in London, and after finishing her postgradual studies there, moved to Italy to hone her skills. She attended the Accademia Lirica di Osimo, under the supervision of Vincenzo de Vivo. During her studies Dalma also took part as in prestigious non-Baroque YA Emerging Programmes, like the Accademia Rossiniana with Alberto Zedda in Canada, where she sang the roles of Tancredi and Isaura; and in L’Olimpiade by Mysliveček, as a co-project of Scuola dell’ Opera Italiana and Teatro Communale di Bologna.

In order to widen her knowledge in the field of Baroque vocal repertoire, she attended various young artist projects and masterclasses held by Romina Basso, Vivica Genaux and Sara Mingardo.

In 2015, Dalma won the 9th Baroque Singing Competition ’Fatima Terzo’ in Vicenza (where she performed the role of Tebro in Handel’s Olinto pastore along with Lia Serafini and I Musicali Affetti), and at the Early Music Festival ’Grandezze e Meraviglie’ in Modena.

In the beginning of 2017, she won the scholarship of the Cini Foundation in Venezia and sang Spanish Baroque music: works by Nebra and Durante under the supervision of Eduardo Lopez Banzo.

In the last two years, Dalma performed in several concerts/recitals in Northern and Central Italy: alto solo in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Pesaro, alto solo in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the Dome of Modena, the role of Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Bologna, the title role in the oratorio San Contardo dell’Este by Ferrari at the Modena Organ Festival and the role of Melanto in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, a staged summer production of the Festival ’Corti, chiese e cortili’ in Bologna.

Besides her career in Italy, Dalma gained professional experience in various concerts in England. She sang alto solo in Handel’s Messiah at the National Auditorium in Madrid under the direction of Jonathan Cohen, she worked as a soloist with the Capella Savaria Baroque Orchestra in Hungary and also sang the alto solo of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Göttingen Barock in Germany.

In October 2017, Dalma won the International Baroque Competition ’Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli’ in Italy, therefore she recently had the chance to give solo recitals and concerts at the Ruspoli Castle in Vignanello, Rome, and in the Vatican. She also performed in Copenhagen at the International Day of Early Music.

She also made a tournée of South America, performing in Cuba, Peru, and São Paulo, Brasil, where she gave a concert alongside with the musicians of Jordi Savall, under the direction of Manfredo Kraemer.

Her other important engagements of 2018 include the role of Andromaca in the opera Enea in Caonia by Hasse at the Villa Torlonia in Rome, as a YAP with the direction a Vivica Genaux. Then, in September 2018, Dalma debuted in the role of Melanto at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza in the opera Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria by Monteverdi alonside with such artists as Furio Zanasi and Marina de Liso.

Her forthcoming projects include a concert at the Misteria Paschalia Festival in Kraków, where she will sing the part of the Evangelist in La Passione di San Giovanni by Veneziano, with the Cappella Naepolitana under the direction of Antonio Florio.