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Hungarian Mezzo-soprano Lina Ferencz is a dynamic, creative, open-minded artist, with a warm dark-colored voice. She was an actress in Hungary before she completed her vocal studies at the 'Franz Liszt Music Academy' in Budapest. 
Today she receives technical advices from Adina Nitescu and Martin Snell, coaching by Felice Venanzoni and Ekaterina Tarnopolskaja.
At the beginning of her career, she mostly sang "Zwischenfach"-roles, such as Puccini’s La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), La Scaffetta (Il Caffe di Campagna) by Galuppi, or Mozart’s Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and the 2nd Lady (The Magic Flute). In 2012 she covered Tatiana in P. I. Tchaikovski’s Eugene Onegin at the 'Theater für Niedersachsen', in Hildesheim, Germany.
In 2014, Lina Ferencz definitely switched to Mezzosoprano-repertoire.
In 2016 at the 'Hessisches Staatstheater' in Wiesbaden, she interpreted Glaša and  Fekluša in the production of Leos Janáček’s "Katja Kabanova". At the opera in Wiesbaden, she also sang A Voice from Above in Richard Strauss's "Die Frau ohne Schatten", directed by Uwe Laufenberg, conducted by Vassilis Christopoulos and Eckerhard Stier, and she was cover for Flosshilde (Das Rheingold) by R. Wagner under the baton of Alexander Joel.

Recently, she has sung Cleofe in G. F. Händel's oratorio "La Resurrezione", under the baton of Inaki Encina Oyón at the 'Festival du Perigord Noir' and Laura (La Gioconda) at the 'Orange Opera Festival' (FestivalOff, Opera Déconfiné).
Lina is also a passionate interpreter of the genre 'Lied'. She has been developing special Concert-Theater projects, which deal with the significant topics of our times. Recently she has given recitals in France, Hungary, and Germany. 

In 2023, she returned with the program Chopin #LGBT#, Was Chopin diverse? to the festival 'Les Flâneries d’Art Contemporain' in Aix en Provence, a program which she had already given in 2022 at the 'Festival dans la rue' in Aix.

Her CD recordings include a double CD album, IMAGO, with works composed by Jonathan Östlund, by Divine Art Recordings, and Johann Michael Haydn's "Die Wahrheit der Natur", 

a world premiere, in which she sang Aglaia, die Dichtkunst which the label CPO released.
She has also participated in the film Chopin in der Oper, a documentary directed by Jan Schmidt-Garré,

which was released by Pars Media in 2010.
In a film installation Sample Cities by Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke, she participated as a vocalist. The film has been shown at numerous international film festivals from India to Brazil and won the Award for Best Experimental at the Arquitecturas Film Festival in Lissabon, Portugal, 2021.

In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship by the International Association of Richard Wagner Societies, Bayreuth. Lina Ferencz is a member of 'Le CALMS', Collectif des Artistes Lyrique et musiciens pour la Solidarité.

Biography : Bio
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