August 13, 2003 - Central Park, East Meadow

New York Grand Opera
Vincent La Selva, Founder and Artistic Director
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Eva Latranyi as Kate Pinkerton

Photos: Gabriella Gyõrffy

Akemi Baba

Lt. B. F. Pinkerton:
Pablo Veguilla

Kate Pinkerton:
Éva Látrányi


Éva Látrányi 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

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