Hungarian tenor Gyula Rab was a member of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zurich for the season 2016/17. He is an alumnus of the International Opera School of Royal College of Music in London as a Sir Roger and Lady Carr Soirée d'Or Scholar. He also holds a Master of Music degree from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and was awarded the UNELMA-Dream Scholarship and the Le Meridien Prize by the Ari S Kupsus Salon Concert Society.
Gyula made his professional operatic debut in 2014 with Wrocław Opera in Poland as Louis in Angels in America by Péter Eötvös conducted by the composer himself. Also in this year he was the tenor soloist in Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at commemoration concert of the outbreak of the First World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
He was a finalist of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award at the Wigmore Hall in 2015 and was a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera where he sang the role of A Christian and understudied Nearco in Donizzeti’s Poliuto.
Past engagements include Osroa in Adriano in Siria by Pergolesi at the Cadogan Hall, Handel's Messiah with Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Danubia Symphony, Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the Hungarian Radio Symphony, Alidoro in Orontea at the Spring Festival in Budapest and "The Lover" in The Fairy Queen at the Hungarian State Operahouse.
Gyula is proud to be a recipient of the Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship and the International Opera Awards Foundation Bursary.
During the summer of 2017 Gyula joint the iSING! China Festival singing the role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini in Suzhou and the tenor solo in “Happy Spring Awakening” from Siege of the Tiger Mountain.
He is returning to the Hungarian State Opera in 2017/18 to make his role debuts as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and László V. in Erkel’s Hunyadi Laszló. He also participates in the tour of the Budapest Operetta Theatre in their project of Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini as Count Almaviva