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.

Bándi János

voice - tenor

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The tenor János Bándi graduated from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in 1981. As a student he appeared on stage in smaller roles after winning a Hungarian Opera House scholarship. He achieved his first great success there in 1981 as Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s opera Cinderella. He joined the Opera House in 1981 where he stayed until 1987. Since then he has worked freelance. In 1983 he won first prize at the Belgium Radio and Television singing competition. János Bándi possesses a voice acknowledged for its range and rich resonance, and his repertoire extends from Hendel’s Messiah to Verdi’s Otello. In his early career, he primarily undertook lyric tenor parts but later, concentrated on heroic tenor roles. One of his outstanding interpretations is Otello, and besides Budapest, he has successful performed the Jealous Moor in numerous European cities (Bremen, Darmstadt, Halle, Copenhagen, Prague, Basel, Zagreb) and Taiwan. In the 2000/2001 season, he was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for his Hermann in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades. In the following season, he repeated this success in Copenhagen and Vilnius. In October and November 2001, he sang Calaf in a Strasbourg production of Turandot.

1986 Gusztáv Oláh Plaquette
2020 Knight's Cross Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic (civil division)