2003 - Central Park, East Meadow
New York Grand
Vincent La Selva, Founder and Artistic Director
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Eva Latranyi as Kate Pinkerton
Photos: Gabriella Gyõrffy
Lt. B. F. Pinkerton:
was born in Siófok, Hungary, began her solo singing at the age of five
and won her first award on the Hungarian Folk-Song
Competition at the age of fourteen. She started her voice studies in
Budapest, and then with Márta Balatinecz in the Conservatory of Pécs.
After her arrival to the USA in 1999, she auditioned for Maestro La
Selva at The Juilliard School, and has been studying with him in his
Opera Workshop since.
She became a member of the New York Grand Opera Chorus and started to
perform with the company at Central Park and Carnegie Hall concerts in
the year of 2000. She has also performed with the Troupers Light Opera
in New Canaan, CT, and the Connecticut Grand Opera.
She made her solo concert début with the NYGO at Carnegie
Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in October 2001, singing the Flower Duet
from ‘Madama Butterfly’ and the Rigoletto
Quartet. Her other solo appearances include several
performances throughout the area, such as the role of Annina
in Verdi’s La Traviata at Flushing Town Hall.
She made her professional operatic début with the NYGO last summer as
the Shepherd in Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ on Central Park’s Summer Stage, and
got mentioned in the New York Times’ review as she “…followed the lead
in making a promising debut.”
Ms. Látrányi was also one of the performers
at the “Twilight Concert” of the
28th Annual Hungarian Festival in New Brunswick, NJ.
Images from the New York Grand Opera Company performance:
Conductor, Founder and Artistic Director:
Vincent La Selva
Akemi Baba, soprano, a native of Japan, made her
professional operatic dèbut depicting the 15-year-old Cio-Cio-San
Éva Látrányi as Kate Pinkerton, the American wife
Congratulations, Ms. Látrányi,
and we hope to see and listen to you soon