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.

Gulyás Dénes

voice - tenor

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

The distinguished tenor Dénes Gulyás was born in Budapest in 1954. He graduated from the Franz Liszt Music College in 1978 and joined the Hungarian State Opera the same year. In 1979, he won second prize at the Giovani Cantanti Lirici International Competition in Parma. The following year, he sang in leading opera houses across Europe, among them La Scala Milan, Covent Garden and with opera companies in Hamburg, Munich, Bonn, Frankfurt, Paris, Wiesbaden, Marseilles, Florence, Genoa and Barcelona. He also appeared in concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikvereinsaal, as well as at the Paris Radio, Montevideo, Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and Madrid. In America he performed at the New York Avery Fisher and Carnegie Halls. In 1982, Dénes Gulyás won the first international Luciano Pavarotti singing competition in Philadelphia. This led to numerous invitations from American operas and concert hall and he sang in Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Washington and Montreal. Beginning in 1984, he sang at the New York Metropolitan Opera for four straight years, where he was seen in La Boheme, Rigoletto, Romeo and Juliet, Khovanschina, Die Rosenkavlier and Manon Lescaut. He worked with conductors such as Igor Markevich, Antal Doráti, Yehudi Menuhin, Bernard Haitink, Giuseppe Patane, James Levine, Lamberto Gardelli, Claudio Abbado and Silvio Varviso. In 1989, Dénes Gulyás made his debut as an opera director with Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in a production staged at the Hungarian State Opera House. In that year he directed Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci. Besides opera, Dénes Gulyás is a deeply respected lieder singer and has given numerous recitals in Hungary and abroad.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1981 Vivaldi, Antonio: Intrada e Gloria RV 639, 588; Cessate Essate, Omai Cessate RV 684 Hungaroton HCD 12087
1985 Erkel Ferenc: Hunyadi László Hungaroton HCD 12581-83 Recorded in 1984, 3 CDs
1994 Magnificat Hungaroton HCD 31259
1994 Puccini, Giacomo: Gianni Schicchi Hungaroton HCD 12541
1994 Magnificat - Vivaldi / Albinoni / Sammartini / Caldara Hungaroton HCD 31259
1995 Salieri, Antonio: Falstaff Hungaroton HCD 12789-91 3 CDs / Recorded in 1985
1995 Haydn, Joseph: Harmoniemesse Hungaroton HCD 12360
1995 Liszt Ferenc: Magyar koronázási mise R. 487
(Ferenc Liszt: Hungarian Coronation Mass R. 487)
Hungaroton HCD 12148
1998 Paisiello, Giovanni: A sevillai borbély
(Paisiello, Giovanni: Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Hungaroton HCD 12525-26 2 CDs - Recorded in 1984
1999 Bach, J. S. / Händel, George Frideric / Haydn, Joseph: Népszerű oratórium kórusok
(Bach, J. S. / Händel, George Frideric / Haydn, Joseph: Favourite Oratorio Choruses)
Hungaroton HRC 1018 Echo Collection
2000 Barokk pop
(Baroque Pop)
Hungaroton HCD 32007
2000 Ferenc Farkas: Fruit Basket/ Omaggio a Pessoa/ Rose Madrigal/ Correspondances/ Aspirationes Principis Hungaroton HCD 31978
2001 Erkel Ferenc: Bánk bán Warner 2564 67436-4
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Énekművészek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - Singers)
Hungaroton HCD 32096-98 3 CDs
2002 Gémesi Géza művei
(Works by Géza Gémesi)
Hungaroton HCD 31940
2006 Haydn, Joseph: Symphonies, Concertos, String Quartets, The Creation (Masterpieces) Capriccio C49520
2013 Masses - Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Gounod Capriccio C7161 10 CDs