Štefan Margita


During recently seasons Štefan Margita gave three important role debuts: Aegisth in Valencia, Friedrich Wilhelm in Henze’s Der Prinz von Homburg in Stuttgart and Captain Vere in Britten’s Billy Budd in Prague.

He was first acknowledged for his interpretation of Laca in Janáćek’s Jenůfa, a role he performed in almost all important opera houses in Europe and in Japan. Another signature role was Kudriash in Katia Kabanova, in the meantime he switched to Tichon.

Patrice Chéreau’s new production of Janacek’s From the House of the Dead under Pierre Boulez made Filka Morozow become another important role of his career. He sang it under Esa Pekka Salonen for his New York Metropolitan Opera debut, in Milan, Lisbon and under Simon Rattle at Staatsoper Berlin. He performed the same role in different productions in Palermo, Prague, Paris, London, Brussels and Lyon.

After his highly successful debut as Loge in Wagner’s Das Rheingold under Donald Runnicles in San Francisco he was quickly invited to sing the same part in San Francisco, at the Metropolitan Opera under Fabio Luisi, in Munich under Kent Nagano, in Amsterdam under Hartmut Haenchen, in Houston and in Chicago.

Another signature role has become Shuiskij in Boris Godunov, he performed at Chicago Lyric Opera, under Haenchen in Madrid and latey in Stuttgart. But also Tambourmajor in Wozzeck, he performed in Paris, Rome and under Daniel Barenboim in Berlin, or Endrisi in Szymanowski’s Krol Roger are important roles of his current repertoire.

Štefan Margita was heard at the festivals of Salzburg, Ludwigsburg, Bregenz and Edinburgh as well as in the opera houses and on the concert stages of Stuttgart, Leipzig, Trieste, Dallas, London Madrid, Milan, Turin, Bergamo, Wien, Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Basel, Paris, São Paulo, Tokyo, Naples under conductors such as Gerd Albrecht, Semyon Bychkov, Aldo Ceccato, Lamberto Gardelli, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Hartmut Haenchen, Janos Kulka, Sir Charles Mackerras, John Neschling, Antonio Pappano, Zoltan Pesko …

His concert repertoire contains mainly pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler and Bartok.