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This season, Attila Dobak will appear as the title role of Háry János in Kodaly's Háry János at the MÜPA Budapest, and create the roles of Haly in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri and Schaunard in Puccini's La Boheme with the Hungarian State Opera.

His past season's engagements included performances with Boston Lyric Opera in Puccini's La Boheme, in Bizet's Carmen under the baton of David Angus and in Lehar's The Merry Widow under the baton of and Alexander Joel.

Attila Dobak was born in Budapest, Hungary, where he began his musical education. He began learning to play clarinet at the age of seven and was twelve when he took his first piano lesson. He was inspired to study singing after watching the 3 Tenors Concert with Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo. He started studying voice at age sixteen, taking lessons from Josef Sass chorus master – the father of Sylvia Sass opera singer and eventually was accepted into the Béla Bartok Conservatory of Music in Budapest, where he majored in Opera and Vocal Performance.

Two years later, Dobak was invited to Lecce, Italy by maestro Mario Canana, who gave him the opportuntiy to focuse on opera singing and stage performance at his private school, the institution of L'associazione Il Bel Canto.

In the year of 2011, he continued to pursue opera studies in the United States at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. After graduating from the university in 2013, he joined the Opera North company as a member of their Young Artist Program. He was taking the roles of Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Emil de Becque in South Pacific and Gideon March in Little Women under the baton of Louis Burkot and Anthony Barrese.

In 2014, Dobak was invited to the Miami Summer Music Festival by Maestro Michael Rossi, a conductor of the Washington National Opera, to feature the role of Figaro in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center during the festival. He also appeared on NBC giving a solo opera performance with the Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra.

Although, mainly raised on classical music, Dobak has a great passion to perform in classical and mixed genres too. The idea of making his mark both as an opera singer and a classical - crossover artist has led him to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA which he has also attended. Similar to other classical performers such as Mario Lanza, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo or Andrea Bocelli, he is also making musical endeavors in a wide variety of popular music forms. He loves combining different musical elements from opera to pop, in an attempt of creating a "soulful pop opera".

This biography is not authorized for use in opera, concert, or recital programme books.
 
 

This season, Attila Dobak will appear as the title role of Háry János in Kodaly's Háry János at the MÜPA Budapest, and create the roles of Haly in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri and Schaunard in Puccini's La Boheme with the Hungarian State Opera.

His past season's engagements included performances with Boston Lyric Opera in Puccini's La Boheme, in Bizet's Carmen under the baton of David Angus and in Lehar's The Merry Widow under the baton of and Alexander Joel.

Attila Dobak was born in Budapest, Hungary, where he began his musical education. He began learning to play clarinet at the age of seven and was twelve when he took his first piano lesson. He was inspired to study singing after watching the 3 Tenors Concert with Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo. He started studying voice at age sixteen, taking lessons from Josef Sass chorus master – the father of Sylvia Sass opera singer and eventually was accepted into the Béla Bartok Conservatory of Music in Budapest, where he majored in Opera and Vocal Performance.

Two years later, Dobak was invited to Lecce, Italy by maestro Mario Canana, who gave him the opportuntiy to focuse on opera singing and stage performance at his private school, the institution of L'associazione Il Bel Canto.

In the year of 2011, he continued to pursue opera studies in the United States at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. After graduating from the university in 2013, he joined the Opera North company as a member of their Young Artist Program. He was taking the roles of Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Emil de Becque in South Pacific and Gideon March in Little Women under the baton of Louis Burkot and Anthony Barrese.

In 2014, Dobak was invited to the Miami Summer Music Festival by Maestro Michael Rossi, a conductor of the Washington National Opera, to feature the role of Figaro in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center during the festival. He also appeared on NBC giving a solo opera performance with the Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra.

Although, mainly raised on classical music, Dobak has a great passion to perform in classical and mixed genres too. The idea of making his mark both as an opera singer and a classical - crossover artist has led him to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA which he has also attended. Similar to other classical performers such as Mario Lanza, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo or Andrea Bocelli, he is also making musical endeavors in a wide variety of popular music forms. He loves combining different musical elements from opera to pop, in an attempt of creating a "soulful pop opera".

This biography is not authorized for use in opera, concert, or recital programme books.