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.

Sólyom-Nagy Sándor

voice - baritone

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

21 December 1941 Siklós

Excellent opera singer (baritone). His performances can be characterized by beautiful and solid voice material, learned singing technique, musicality, outstanding acting skills and suggestive performance. He is rather familiar with dramatic roles.

From 1960 he’s learned at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as pupil of Oszkár Maleczky and Éva Kutrucz. In 1966 he graduated as opera singer and art teacher, and the same year he debuted in the Hungarian State Opera House as Scarpia (Puccini: Tosca). Ever since he’s been one of the leading heroic baritones: he played 86 roles altogether and proved his extraordinary skills in more than 50 main roles (he primarily achieved success in Verdi’s operas).

He won many prestigious international contests. He frequently performed as oratorio and song singer, but also contributed to the first performances of numerous contemporary composers. He regularly guest performed abroad, in the Staatsoper of Vienna and Munich, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy and Japan. He’s been constant guest artist of the Bayreuth Festivities.

His major roles are: Rigoletto (Verdi); Falstaff (Verdi); Nabucco (Verdi); Jago (Verdi: Othello); Amonasro (Verdi: Aida); Escamillo (Bizet: Carmen); Hans Sachs (Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg); Wotan (Wagner: Treasures of the Rhine); Count Almaviva (Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro); Guglielmo (Mozart: Cosí fan tutte); Papageno (Mozart: The Magic Flute); Scarpia (Puccini: Tosca); Tonio (Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci); Amfortas (Wagner: Parsifal).

Sándor Sólyom-Nagy has been teacher of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music since 1986. He published his memoir with the title Roots, branches, leafs (1998).

He was honored with the Liszt Prize (1972), the Mihály Székely Memorial Plaque (1974), the title Merited Artist (1977), the SZOT Award (1986), the title Outstanding Artist (1988), the Erzsébet Prize (1990) and the Kossuth Prize (1998). Since 2005 he’s been eternal member of the Society of Immortals. In 2007 he was elected to eternal member and master artist of the Hungarian State Opera House.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1980 Balassa Sándor: Az ajtón kívül, op. 27
(Balassa, Sándor: The Man Outside, op. 27)
Hungaroton SLPX 12052-53 2 LPs
1983 Mahler, Gustav: VIII. (Esz-dúr) szimfónia (Ezrek szimfóniája) Hungaroton SLPD 12543-44 LP
1985 Erkel Ferenc: Hunyadi László Hungaroton HCD 12581-83 Recorded in 1984, 3 CDs
1990 Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.5 Laserlight 15905
1991 Liszt Ferenc: Kórusművek
(Liszt: Choral Works)
Hungaroton HCD 12748
1994 Erkel Ferenc: Bánk bán Hungaroton HCD 11376-77
1995 Kodály Zoltán: Háry János Hungaroton HCD 12837-38 Own
2 CDs
1995 Respighi, Ottorino: A láng
(Respighi, Ottorino: La Flamma)
Hungaroton HCD 12591-93 3 CDs
1996 Rossini, Gioacchino: Mózes
(Rossini, Gioacchino: Mosé)
Hungaroton HCD 12290-92 3 CDs / Recorded in 1981
1996 Liszt Ferenc: Szent Erzsébet legendája
(Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth R.477)
Hungaroton HCD 12694
1997 Goldmark Károly: Sába királynője
(Goldmark Karl: Die Königin von Saba (The Queen of Saba))
Hungaroton HCD 12179-81 3 CDs /Recorded in 1980
1998 Paisiello, Giovanni: A sevillai borbély
(Paisiello, Giovanni: Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Hungaroton HCD 12525-26 2 CDs - Recorded in 1984
1999 400 Years of the Opera Vol.1 Hungaroton HRC 1019 Echo Collection
2000 Ferenc Farkas: Fruit Basket/ Omaggio a Pessoa/ Rose Madrigal/ Correspondances/ Aspirationes Principis Hungaroton HCD 31978
2001 Liszt Ferenc: Kantáták és himnuszok
(Liszt: Cantatas & Hymns)
Hungaroton HCD 31960
2001 Erkel Ferenc: Bánk bán Warner 2564 67436-4
2001 Ismerd meg... Beethoven szimfonikus zenéjét
(Get to Know... Beethoven's Symphonic Music)
Hungaroton HCD 32048
2001 Ránki György: Pomádé király új ruhája
(Ránki, György: King Pomádé's New Clothes)
Hungaroton HCD 31971 Recorded in 1968
2001 Liszt Ferenc: Krisztus - oratórium
(Liszt: Christus - oratorio)
Hungaroton HCD 12831
2001 50 éves a Hungaroton - Énekművészek (1951-2001)
(Fifty Years of Hungaroton - Singers)
Hungaroton HCD 32096-98 3 CDs
2004 Kodály Zoltán: Háry János kalandozásai Nagyabonytul a Burgvárig (Zenés mesék - Mesés zenék) Hungaroton HCD 19455 2 CDs
2004 Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: 2. Responsorium/ Halotti mise/ In Nativitatem Domini Canticum/ 87. zsoltár/ Salve Regina
(Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Second Répons/ Messe des Morts/ In Nativitatem Domini Canticum/ Psalmus Davidis 87us/ Salve Regina)
Hungaroton HCD 32235
2007 Beethoven, Ludvig van: Szimfóniák
(Beethoven, Ludvig van: 9 Symphonyies)
Hungaroton HCD 41007 6 CDs / Complete edition
2010 Kusser, J. S.: Két serenata a dublini udvar számára
(Kusser, J. S.: Two Serenatas for the Dublin Court)
Hungaroton HCD 32633
2011 Liszt Ferenc: Krisztus oratórium
(Liszt, Ferenc: Christus (Oratorio))