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She debuted in Brussels at the Theater Royal De La Monnaie in '79 as Eboli and appeared in that Theater many times since as Azucena, Brangaene, Mrs Quickly ('87), Kundry ('89), Ortrud ('90), Fricka and Waltraute ('91) new Ring Production, Herodias, ('92), Ulrica ('92).
Her North American appearances included in Toronto Azucena '84, Amneris '86, West Palm Beach, San Francisco, and Azucena in Metropolitan Opera New York '87 (with Pavarotti, Sutherland) also Azucena in New Jersey State Opera, '88. Michigan Sate Opera '88, Ulrica in Edmonton, '90, La Princes de Bouillon in Montreal '90.
LIVIA BUDAIs most recent engagements included Venus in Hamburg '90, '91, '93, and '94. Marfa / Dimitrij in Munchen '92, Klytamnestra in Antwerpen '92, Amneris in Hamburg '93 and '94, Klytamnestra in Frankfurt '94, Fricka in Frankfurt Ring '94. Klytamnestra in Hamburg '95, Frugula in Il Tabarro in Brussels '95, Eboli in Antwerpen '95, Ulrica in Brussels '95, Herodias in Brussels '95, Zaide in Brussels and Paris, 96, Venus in Nagoya and Tokyo '96, Klytamnestra in Dortmund '96, Carmen in Hungary, Summer Festival '96, Klytamnestra in Dortmund '97, Frugola in Brussels '98, Abuela in Brussels '98 , Venus in Palermo '98, Azucena in Budapest '99, Ortrud in Dusseldorf '99, Hata in Monte Carlo '99, Oedipus Rex in Brussels and Antwerpent 2000, Amneris and Azucena in Budapest 2001, Kabanicha in Luzern and Brussels '2001 and many more.
LIVIA BUDAIs first solo record of Verdi, Gluck, Ponchielli, etc. arias was released in June 1989 under Hungaroton label and CBS La Gioconda with Marton, Lamberti, Milnes and Ramey, conducted Patane was released in November '89.
Her other recordings include: Mahler Symphony No.8 Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, E. Inbal (Denon label), Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Munich Radio Orchestra L. Gardelli (Eurodisc), Charpentier Te Deum Budapest Symphony Orchestra (Hungaroton), Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra (Hungaroton), Schumann Lieder op 69/91, Mendelssohn Motetter op 39. (Hungaroton), Schumann: Requiem fur Mignon, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, (Hungaroton), Dittersdorf: Ester, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra (Hungaroton), Collection of Bartfa, Camerata Hungarica (Hungaroton).
Her television broadcast included: from Belgium (BRTV0 Don Carlo 81, Il Trovatore 84, Tristan and Isolde 85. From Holland Icebreaker 83, from France (Marseilles FR-3) Rusalka '82, from Findland Don Carlo '85, Falstaff from Aix-en-Provence '89 and from Orange Nabucco (FR3) '89.
LIVIA BUDAI not only offers a superb voice, but also brings a great vitality to all her characters. As well, she is comfortable in a concert setting, having performed in numerous major centers London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Budapest, Brussels, Montreal, Toronto, Vienna.