Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

Meláth Andrea

voice - mezzosoprano, voice - soprano

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

She graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1998 as a student of Erika Sziklay. As a scholarship-holder, she participated in the Bayreuth Festival in 1996. She received the Singer of the Year Award in 1997 in Spain. She won the Annie Fischer Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture in 1998.
In 1997 she won second prize in the György Kósa Song Competition, and in 1999 third prize in the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London. Since 1998 she has been a regular guest in the Hungarian State Opera House (Dido, Penelope, Cherubino, Dorabella, Sextus, Judit).
In addition to her career as an opera singer, Ms. Meláth is also a welcome guest in concert halls and has performed, among others, in London, Vienna, Paris and the USA. She was a soloist in the End of the Year in Madeira (1997), she held three song recitals in London, where her accompanist was David Newbold on the piano (1998), she took part on a series of concerts in the USA (1999), and she performed as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio and Tamás Vásáry on the Europalia in Brussels (1999).
Her first operatic role was that of Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in the courtyard of the Lovasberény Mansion in the summer of 1998. In the same year, she sang the title role of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas conducted by Catherina Mackintosh. She has been a permanent guest at the Opera House since 1999, where she debuted in the role of Rosetta at the premiere of János Vajda's Leonce and Lena. Major roles: Judit (Bluebeard's Castle), Dorabella (Cosě fan tutte), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus).
Acknowledging her achievements in introducing and popularising Hungarian music, she received six times the award of the Artisjus Music Foundation, in 2001 the Liszt Ferenc Award, in 2007 the Bartók-Pásztory Award and in 2018 the Merited Artist Award.