Hungarian tenor Gyula Rab is in his final year at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School, studying under Dinah Harris. He is currently a Sir Roger and Lady Carr Scholar, supported by the Independent Opera Award and is also generously supported by the Sussex Opera and Ballet Society, the Josephine Baker Trust and the William Gibbs Educational Trust. Gyula is proud to be a Concordia Foundation Artist.
Gyula received a first class Masters in Music from the Liszt Academy of Music in 2012, where he studied with world-renowned soprano Éva Marton. During his time studying in Budapest, he was the winner of the Le Meridien Prize and the UNELMA-Dream Scholarship from the Ari S Kupsus Salon Concert Society. He has also studied in Florence, Italy as an ERASMUS Scholar and at Birmingham Conservatoire – as a Joseph Weingarten Scholar – with Justin Lavender. A member of the Glyndebourne Opera Festival Chorus during 2013, Gyula went on tour with the company to New York in 2014.
Operatic experience includes Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi at Birmingham Conservatoire, as well as Gonzalve L’heure espagnole, Alberto La Gazzetta and Tamino Die Zauberflöte at the RCMIOS. In October 2014, Gyula made his professional operatic debut with Wroclaw Opera – ISCM World Music Days – as Louis in Angels in America by Péter Eötvös. He also appeared as Tamino Die Zauberflöte in December 2014 at the Sir Georg Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy of Music and sang the title role in Giove in Argo at the London Handel Festival in March 2015 at RCMIOS.
In 2015-16 Gyula will sing Messiah with the Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Danubia Symphony, Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the Hungarian Radio Symphony, the lover in Fairy Queen and Alidoro in Orontea at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest.