Réka Kristóf

The Hungarian soprano Réka Kristóf studied singing with Prof. Krisztina Laki and Prof. Thomas Mohr in Bremen. She then completed a master's degree with focus on music theater / opera singing at the theater academy August Everding in Munich with Prof. Fenna Kügel-Seifried, which she successfully completed in July 2018.

Since the beginning of the season 2018/2019 Réka Kristóf has been part of the ensemble of the theater in Trier, where she plays the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni on stage.

Already during her studies, the young singer played several roles at various opera houses. She eventually made her debut in the season 2017/2018 at the Bavarian State Opera as a modiste in Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss and as Charlotte in E. Křenek's The Dictator.

In addition, Réka Kristóf is particularly fond of early music. Not only well-known works belong to her repertoire but also rarely performed compositions. In autumn 2017, under the direction of Joachim Tschiedel, she sang the title role of Farnace in Franz Xaver Sterkle's opera of the same name at the Stadttheater Aschaffenburg together with the original sound ensemble Accademia di Monaco. The production was recorded by Bayerischer Rundfunk.

In early 2019, her debut CD "In Furore" with spiritual motets by Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Friedrich Händel was released by the same ensemble.

In addition to the opera stage, the audience can experience Réka Kristóf in various concerts. A highlight of her career so far, along with many other concerts, was a solo recital at New York's Carnegie Hall in May 2018.

As a singer, Réka Kristóf collaborates with the leading conductors and orchestras in Hungary. In January 2017, she sang the "Four Last Songs" of Richard Strauss with the Pannon Philharmonic under the direction of András Ligeti in Pécs.

In 2018, Réka Kristóf won the 1st prize of the International Anton Rubinstein Competition, she was a finalist at the national competition vocals and a semifinalist of the singing contest “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”. A year before, she won the Talent Competition "Virtuózok" of the Hungarian Radio, whose participants present themselves in the field of classical music. In 2017, she became a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband and of the Deutsche Bühnenverein.