Bio


1977               Born in Szeged
1998               First professional appearence as an oratorio soloist in J.S.Bach St.John’s Passion
2002               Graduate as physicist at the University of Science in Szeged 
2002-06          Studies at the College of Music in Szeged with Istvan Andrejcsik
2008               Graduate at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest his professor Eva Marton
                       Debute as Don Magnifico / Rossini: Cenerentola    
                       Italy (Spoleto)                        
                       Scholarship at the Hungarian National Operahouse 
2010-              Guest artist of the Hungarian National Operahouse  
2013               Bluebeard / Bartók: The Bluebeard’s Castle  
                       China, France (Rouen)                       
                       Debute as Leporello / Mozart : Don Giovanni
                       Hungary (Budapest)
2014               Bluebeard/ Bartók: The Bluebeard’s Castle 
                       China, Ukraine (Kijev)                      
                       Debute as Figaro / Mozart : Le nozze di Figaro
                       Hungary (Budapest)                         
                       Kossuth / Fischer : The Red Heifer  
                       Tour in Germany with the Budapest Festival Orchestra
2015               Bluebeard / Bartók: The Bluebeard’s Castle
                       Italy (Milan) 
2016               Sarastro / Mozart: The Magic Flute
                       Royal Festival Hall-London, Konzerthaus/Berlin Concertgebouw-Amsterdam, Brugge 
 
                        BACHTRACK, 2016. MAY
                       "Sarastro was sung by the imposing bass Krisztián Cser - ...With a fine range and 
splendidly authoritative diction that befitted the enlightened priest, Cser also had
an appealing stage presence and a touch of humour about him. "

2017               Bluebeard / Bartók: The Bluebeard’s Castle
                       Royal Festival Hall-London,  Concert Hall-Katowice, Concertgebouw-Brugge
 
                        BACHTRACK, 2017. MAY
                      "Bluebeard himself was sung with composure, detailed characterisation and sonorous 
richness by bass Krisztián Cser – very much a singer who on this basis
I would travel to Budapest to hear again.”
 

2018               Debute as Wotan / Wagner: Das Rheingold
                       Chemnitz 
                 
                       NEUE MUSIKZEITUNG, 2018 FEBRUARY
                       "Und was für eine Sängerbesetzung Chemnitz da aufbieten konnte! 
Ein solch smarter Wotan wie der Ungar Krisztián Cser dürfte schwer zu finden sein.
Nobel in der Stimmführung und elegant in seinem Spiel...”

                       DIE DEUTSCHE BÜHNE, 2018 FEBRUARY
                      "Auch Fricka und der Rest des Ensembles überzeugen – allen voran der Wotan des aus Budapest 
stammenden Krisztián Cser. Absolut preisverdächtig ist seine Sängerdarstellung in allen Facetten:
Mit lupenreiner Intonation, tollem Textverständnis und gesunder Klangfarbe durch alle Register
gibt er einen Wotan, ..."
 
2019               Debute as Alvise Badoero / Ponchielli: La Gioconda
                       Hungary (Budapest

Bluebeard / Bartók: The Bluebeard’s Castle 
                       Hamburg-Elbphilharmonie
                       Paris-Grande salle Pierre Boulez
                       New York-Carnegie Hall 
                      
                       Debute as Don Pizarro / Beethoven: Fidelio 
                       Chemnitz      

AWARDS

                      2014. Hungarian Silver Cross of Merit
                      2013. Mihály Székely Award
                      2011. Wagner Society Scholarship
                      2010. Prize for the Hungarian Youth of March
                      2008-2010. Hungarian State Opera Scholarship
                      2007. Annie Fischer Scholarship
                      2005. Albert Szentgyörgyi Scholarship
                      2003. ’Róbert Kovács Philharmony’ Scholar     


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DAILY QUOTATIONS

Krisztián Cser's  performance of high standard is always meaningful together with vocal clarity, beautiful timbre and great style.

 
 
 
 

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Bluebeard himself was sung with composure, detailed characterisation and sonorous richness by bass Krisztián Cser – very much a singer who on this basis I would travel to Budapest to hear again.

Bachtrack, 2017. May