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.

Farkas Katalin

voice - soprano

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Date of Birth

Katalin Farkas first studied the piano and then the flute only switching to singing later. Ms. Farkas was admitted to the opera department at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1980, becoming a member of the Hungarian State Opera after graduation. Her roles include Rosina in Il barbiere de Siviglia, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Lola in Cavalleria rusticana, Frasquita in Carmen, Xenia in Boris Godunov and a Flower Girl in Parsifal. She also took part in major TV productions. Katalin Farkas was invited to the Glyndebourne Festival in 1985 to sing the role of Zdenka in Richard Strauss’ opera Arabella, then was cast as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier at a Budapest revival. Her Hungaroton records feature Carissimi oratorios, Brockes Passion by Handel, La serva padrona by Pergolesi and Don Sanche by Liszt. She was the successful protagonist of Handel’s Atalanta in the world premičre recording of the opera. In 1987 she sang one of the leading roles of Il Pastor fido at Händel-Festspiele in Göttingen.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1984 Carissimi, Giacomo: Jónás; Baltazár
(Carissimi, Giacomo: Jonas; Baltazar)
Hungaroton SLPX 12509 LP / Reissue on CD: Hungaroton HCD 12509
1987 Telemann, Georg Philipp: A türelmes Szókratész
(Telemann, Georg Philipp: Der Geduldige Socrates)
Hungaroton HCD 12957-60 4 CDs / Recorded in 1986
1993 Händel, Georg Friedrich: Terpsicore - előjáték az Il pastor fido című opera seriához; Alcina - zenekari részek (teljes); Ariodante - balettzene Hungaroton HCD 31193
1994 Pergolesi, Giovanni: Az úrhatnám szolgáló
(Pergolesi, Giovanni: La serva padrona)
Hungaroton HCD 12846 Recorded in 1986
1995 Händel, Georg Friedrich: A hűséges pásztor (III. változat)
(Händel, Georg Friedrich: Il pastor fido)
Hungaroton HCD 12912-13 2 CDs
1995 Händel, Georg Friedrich: Atalanta Hungaroton HCD 12612-14 3 CDs / World premiere recording
1995 Händel, Georg Friedrich: Brockes passió Hungaroton HCD 12734-36
1996 Telemann, Georg Philipp: Brockes passió
(Telemann, Georg Philipp: Brockes Passion)
Hungaroton HCD 31130-32 3 CDs
1997 Liszt Ferenc: Don Sanche Hungaroton HCD 12744-45 2 CDs
1999 Händel, Georg Friedrich: Floridante Hungaroton HCD 31304-06 3 CDs
1999 400 Years of the Opera Vol.1 Hungaroton HRC 1019 Echo Collection
2000 Carissimi, Giacomo: Jónás; Baltazár
(Carissimi, Giacomo: Jonas; Baltazar)
Hungaroton HCD 12509 Reissue on CD: Hungaroton SLPX 12509
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Énekművészek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - Singers)
Hungaroton HCD 32096-98 3 CDs