" The dark, warm voice of Ferencz was particularly effective in "Weiche, Wotan!" and delighted the audience."
Janine Putzek, Wiesbaden Courier
" Pastose alto tones (Lina Ferencz) guided the dyer couple "to the top". "
Gerhard Hoffmann, Online Merker
Lina Ferencz began her stage career as an actress at Theater Hevesi Sandor, in Hungary. During this time she discovered her operatic voice and passion for singing, and completed her studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest, receiving her master's degree with high honors.
She participated and won several prizes at national singing competitions, including at the 42nd Antonin Dvorák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, at the Opera Competition and Festival with Mezzo TV, at the 'Francesco Vinas' International Singing Competitionin Barcelona and at the 'Musica Sacra' Competition in Rome.
She developed her vocal technique by taking private lessons with Josef Protschka and Barbara Schlick in Köln, baroque singing by James Gray in Firenze, followed by studies of the mezzo-soprano repertory with Prof. Mario Díaz in Salzburg, Austria. Her current voice teacher is Gerlinde Jelinek, the coloratur-sopran and leader of the Wiener Opernball Orchestra.
Early in her career she performed the roles of La Ciesca from Puccini’s 'Gianni Schicchi', La Scaffetta from B. Galuppi’s 'Il caffe di Campagna', Donna Elvira from Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'; in Hungary, The Second Lady from 'The Magic Flute', in the Czech Republic and covered the role of Tatjana from P. I. Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' at the Theater Hildesheim, TfN, in Germany in 2012.
In 2015 she was engaged in a special project of the Salzburger Hofmusik Baroque Orchestra as Agliaia, die Dichtkunst in Johann Michael Haydn’s 'Die Wahrheit Der Natur', coached by Wolfgang Brunner and at its world premiere conducted by Graziano Mandozzi, in Salzburg, Austria; the performance was released on CD under CPO records in 2018.
In 2016 she performed as Glasa and Feklusa in Leos Janacek’s 'Katja Kabanova', at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, in Germany.
During the following season she played the role Eine Stimme von Oben in Richard Strauss's 'Frau Ohne Schatten', conducted by Vassilis Christopoulos and Eckerhard Stier and covered the role of Flosshilde from R.Wagner's Das Rheingold.
She was awarded the scholarship of the International Associations of Wagner Societies, Bayreuth.
In 2019 she sang the Alto solo in Mozart's 'Coronation Mass' in the Salzburg Cathedral, conducted by Gabor Hollerung.
She performed at the world premiere of four works written by Jonathan Östlund, together with the Orchestra da Camera del Locarnese, in Ascona, Switzerland, during the New Year's Day concert of 2020; studio recordings will be released on a double CD Album this year.
She worked with conductors and directors, among whom Pal Nemeth, Peter Oberfrank, Zsolt Hamar, Vassilis Christopolus, Eckehard Stier, Graziano Mandozzi, Andras Kürthy, Uwe Laufenberg, Matthew Wild, and has been performing in Europe and in the United States.
She has also participated in film projects, like 'Chopin in der Oper', a documentary directed by Jan Schmidt-Garré, and in the cinematographic installation 'Sample Cities' by Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke, which was presented at many international film festivals, from India to Brazil.
Currently Lina is based in Vienna.