Andrea Zsadon

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Andrea Zsadon (born 18 October 1946) is a Hungarian soprano and actress active in both opera and operetta. During her career as a singer she performed frequently at the Vienna Volksoper and the Budapest Operetta Theatre [hu]. Zsadon was the recipient of the Mari Jászai Prize in 1987 and the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2008.[1][2]

Zsadon was born in Debrecen and is married to the singer and operetta director Tibor Szolnoki [hu]. When they both retired from the Budapest Operetta Theatre in 1992, they founded their own operetta ensemble, Operettszínházból.[3][4]

Amongst Zsadon's film and television appearances is Az Élet muzsikája (The Music of Life), a 1984 biographical film about the Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán.[5]

Repertory[edit]

Composer Opera Role(s)
Giacomo Puccini Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut
Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco Anna
Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci Nedda
Gaetano Donizetti Don Pasquale Norina
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Countess Rosina; Cherubino
Die Entführung aus dem Serail The three ladies
Der Schauspieldirektor Madame Krone
Ferenc Erkel Hunyadi László Mátyás Hunyadi
Ralph Benatzky Der König mit dem Regenschirm Margot
Emmerich Kálmán Gräfin Mariza Countess Mariza; Lisa
Die Csárdásfürstin Sylva Varescu
Die Zirkusprinzessin Princess Fedora Palinska
Der Zigeunerprimas Countess Irini
Das Veilchen vom Montmartre Ninon
Johann Strauss II Die Fledermaus Rosalinde; Adele
Eine Nacht in Venedig Annina; Agricola Barbaruccio
The Gypsy Baron Saffi
Kacsóh Pongrác János Vitéz The Princess
Paul Abraham Viktoria und ihr Husar Countess Viktoria
Ball im Savoy Tangolita
Franz Lehár Das Land des Lächelns Lisa; Princess Mi
Die lustige Witwe Hanna Glawari
Zigeunerliebe Zórika
Der Graf von Luxemburg Angèle Didier
Jenő Huszka Mária fôhadnagy Mária; Antónia
Jacques Offenbach Le mariage aux lanternes Fanchette
Orphée aux enfers Eurydice
Un mari à la porte Rosita
Monsieur et Madame Denis Lucile du Coudrai
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein Eszti
Leo Fall Madame Pompadour Madame de Pompadour
Victor Jacobi Szibill Sybill
Leányvásár Lucy
Richard Rodgers Carousel Julie Jordan
Franz von Suppé Boccaccio Fiametta
Die schöne Galathée Galatea
Pierre Barillet Cactus Flower Madame Chouchou
Leonard Bernstein West Side Story Maria

Recordings[edit]

  • János Vitéz (music by Pongrác Kacsoh, lyrics by Jeno Heltai), Chorus and Orchestra of the Municipal Operetta Theatre, Géza Oberfrank conductor; Qualiton; SLPX 16619 (1980)
  • Zirkusprinzessin (music by Emmerich Kálmán, libretto by Alfred Grünwald and Julius Brammer), chorus and ballet of the Budapest operetta, Katalin Varadi and Pal Ronai, conductors (1991; archival recording OCLC 793489459)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magyar színházművészeti lexikon. "Zsadon Andrea". Online version retrieved 15 January 2020 (in Hungarian).
  2. ^ s.n. (21 August 2008). "Kitüntetettek" ("Honours"). Fidelio. Retrieved 15 January 2020 (in Hungarian).
  3. ^ Sztankay, Ádám (14 December 2019). "Zsadon Andrea és Szolnoki Tibor mesél bohém nagyszülőkről, református felmenőkről, egymásra találásról, fájdalmakról, ellenszélben elért sikerekről" ("Andrea Zsadon and Tibor Szolnoki talk about Bohemian grandparents, Calvinist ancestors, finding each other, pain, and success"). Origo. Retrieved 15 January 2020 (in Hungarian).
  4. ^ s.n. (3 November 2018)."Életműdíjat kapott Zsadon Andrea és Szolnoki Tibor" ("Andrea Jadon and Tibor Szolnok receive a lifetime art award"). Napló. Retrieved 15 January 2020 (in Hungarian).
  5. ^ s.n. (5 October 1985). "Premier Az Élet muzsikája". Nógrád Megyei Hírlap, p. 11. Retrieved 15 January 2020 (in Hungarian).

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