"The dark, warm voice of Ferencz was particularly effective in "Weiche, Wotan!" and delighted the audience."
Janine Putzek, Wiesbaden Courier, 2016
"Pastose alto tones (Lina Ferencz) guided the dyer couple "to the top"."
Gerhard Hoffmann, Online Merker, 2016
Lina Ferencz is a member of 'Le CALMS', "Collectif des Artistes Lyrique et Musiciens pour la Solidarité".
In the 2022 CALMS season, she performed at the Opera de Vichy, at the Opera de Marseille and at the Opera Grand Avignon.
At the Festival du Perigord Noir '22 she sings the role of Cleofe in G. F. HÄNDEL's oratorio "La Resurezzione", under the baton of Inaki Encina Oyón.
She sings recitals in Orange, at the Orange Opera Festival (Festivaloff, Opera Deconfiné, Laura, La Gioconda) and at the Festival dans la Rue, in Aix en Porvence.
On the opera stage she has performed Glasa and also Feklusa in Leos JANACEK's "Katja Kabanova" at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany. In the following season she sang A voice from above in Richard STRAUSS's "The Woman without a Shadow", conducted by Vassilis Christopoulos and Eckerhard Stier and as a cover Flosshilde in "Das Rheingold", R. WAGNER under the baton of Alexander Joel.
2020 she sang the world premiere of four works written by Jonathan Östlund, with the Orchestra da Camera del Locarnese, in Ascona, Switzerland, during the New Year's concert. The studio recordings are released on a double CD album, IMAGO.
2019 she was soloist in W. A. Mozart's Coronation Mass KV 317 at the Cathedral of Salzburg,
conducter, Gabor Hollerung.
She was engaged for a project of the Baroque Orchestra, Salzburger Hofmusik, in the role of Aglaia, die Dichtkunst in the world premiere of Johann Michael HAYDN's "Die Wahrheit Der Natur", performed on harpsichord by Wolfgang Brunner and conducted by Graziano Mandozzi, in Mozarteum, Concert Hall Solitär, in Salzburg. The recording was released on CD by CPO in 2018.
Lina started her acting career at the Hevesi Sándor Theatre in Hungary. It was then that she discovered her operatic voice and her passion for singing. She completed her studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where she graduated with honours. She was awarded with the scholarship of the International Association of Richard Wagner Societies, Bayreuth, 2017.
After her graduation as a soprano she has taken private singing lessons with Josef Protschka and with Barbara Schlick in Germany. Later as her vocal range changed, she has been studying intensively a mezzo repertory and received vocal coaching by Nadine Secunde, Germany, Béla Perencz, Budapest, Prof. Mario Diaz Mozarteum, Sir Willard White, Salzburg, Gerlinde Jelinek, Vienna. She was attending a course 'Cours Perfectionnement' in the class of Mareike Schellenberger at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud where she succesfully received her Diplom. Her recent vocal coach is Jennifer Larmore.
At the beginning of her career she sang the roles of La Ciesca in "Gianni Schicchi", G. PUCCINI, La Scaffetta in "Il caffe di Campagna" B. GALUPPI, Donna Elvira in "Don Giovanni", the 2nd and also the 3rd Lady in The Magic Flute W. A. MOZART in the Czech Republic, and as a cover Tatjana in P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY's Eugene Onegin at the Theater für Niedersachsen, in Hildesheim, Germany. She has worked with conductors and directors, including Michel Durand Mabire, Pal Nemeth, Peter Oberfrank, Zsolt Hamar, Vassilis Christopolus, Eckehard Stier, Graziano Mandozzi, Andras Kürthy, Uwe Laufenberg, Matthew Wild.
As she is an admirer and passionate interpreter of the genre 'Lied' she regurarly gives concerts in Europe and in the United States, NY.
She has also participated in film projects, including "Chopin in der Oper", a documentary directed by Jan Schmidt-Garré, and the film installation "Sample Cities" by Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke, which has been shown at numerous international film festivals from India to Brazil and won the Award Best Experimental at the Arquitecturas Film Festival in Lissabon, Portugal, 2021.
Lina was born in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. At the age of four she started to study the violin and by the age of eight she was already acting in various theater ensembles. After her high school graduation she was admitted to the drama school of the theatre in Zalaegerszeg. She made her acting debut in a drama about Hector Berlioz, by Miklós HUBAY, in which she played Loulou, Berlioz's granddaughter. She successfully completed her studies by playing the role of Mariska néni, the alcoholic neighbour of SCHWAJDA György "A Szent család", immediately afterwards obtained her first permanent engagement.