On Wednesday, the nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards were announced. Among international artists, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Lil Nas X were the most thrilled with the most nominations in several categories. Among many foreign artists, there is also a Hungarian nominee.
Index reported that Hungarian opera singer Gyula Orendt was also nominated in the category of best opera recording. The nominated piece is called Lessons in Love & Violence by George Benjamin performed by the members of the Royal Opera House.
Gyula Orendt was born in 1985 and started his studies in Sepsiszentgyörgy (Romania) where he was raised. He graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and finished his opera studies in 2010.
In the same year, Orendt became a private singer of the Volksoper in Vienna, and one year later, the performer of the Volksoper in Berlin, Germany. In 2013, he became a member of the Berlin State Opera, where his roles have included Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Tempo/Consiglio (Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo), Latino (Steffani’s Amor vien dal Destino), and Carolus (Emma und Eginhard) under René Jacobs.
In 2017, he sang in the opera production of famous director Wim Wenders, which was his first opera movie.
Concert appearances include Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Concerto Budapest, and song recitals at the Hungarian State Opera and Berlin State Opera as well. His discography includes Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo under Jacobs for Harmonia Mundi. Orendt is a triple prize winner of the Francisco Viñas Competition.
The Grammy Awards takes place on January 27, 2020, in Los Angeles, USA.