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One of the great Hungarian baritones of the last decades of the 20th century and eternal member of the Opera, Kossuth Award-winning Sándor Sólyom-Nagy passed away shortly after turning 79. Because of the restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Opera and Sólyom-Nagy’s fans were unable to bid farewell to the artist internationally renowned for his intensive singing and roles: though he was a permanent member of Bayreuth’s exceptional team of artists, he always remained loyal to the Opera here in Budapest. In the unique atmosphere of Locomotive Hall at Eiffel Art Studios, the audience will be given a chance to remember the splendid singer and the attentive and helpful teacher of the Academy of Music on the eve of what would have been his 80th birthday. The program and the list of guest performers is being put together by the Opera with the assistance of Sólyom-Nagy’s beloved wife and pianist, Imola Pogány.

András Aczél
Imola Pogány
Speech delivered by:
Szilveszter Ókovács
János Kovács
Hostess of the evening:
Melitta Gyüdi
Péter Fried
Erika Gál
Lajos Geiger
Katalin Gémes
András Káldi Kiss
Michele Kalmandy
Ingrid Kertesi
András Kiss
Eszter Sümegi
László Szvétek
Éva Várhelyi
Featuring on piano:
Kálmán Szennai