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Lilla Heinrich - Voice Lessons Teacher in New York


Hungarian-American soprano Lilla Heinrich Szász has won critical acclaim for her “appealing sound, agile coloratura and oversize wit” (The New York Times) and has performed numerous solo concerts and recitals across the US and Europe.
Her operatic highlights include Susanna in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” with the Opera on the Avalon Festival this summer season 2011, Drusilla in Monteverdi's “L'incoronazione di  Poppea”, Belinda in Purcell's “Dido and Aeneas”, Helena in Britten's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” and Laetitia in Menotti's “The Old Maid and the Thief” at Juilliard. Upcoming roles include Lucinde in the Juilliard School/The Metropolitan Opera collaboration of Gluck’s “Armide”Donna Elvira in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and Zhou in Sir Peter Maxwell Davie’s U.S. Premier of “Kommilitonen!” She has also performed a wide variety of scenes; highlights include Pamina and Papagena in Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte"Nanetta in Verdi’s"Falstaff"Ilia in Mozart’s "Idomeneo"Despina in Mozart’s "Così fan tutte"Elmira in Handel’s "Floridante"Iluska and the French Princess in Kacsóh’s "János Vitéz"Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and most recently as Julie in Rorem's challenging "Miss Julie"
She has also worked with renowned artists Dalton Baldwin, Joan Dornemann, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Paul Nadler, and has been re-invited to participate for a second consecutive season in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Festival at Carnegie Hall “The Song Continues master-class series. This past year also marked her debut at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, where she had the honor of being selected to perform as part of Juilliard’s “Wednesday @ 1” Series.
Previous engagements include her solo debut with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, with whom she is re-invited to perform her favorite opera arias next season as well as the soprano soloist for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra conducted by Paul Nadler in Tel Aviv, Israel, The New Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs, the NYC 2010 FOCUS! Festival in Lincoln Center, the New York Chamber Virtuosi at the Merkin Concert Hall, as well as Liederabends directed and coached by Brian Zeger, Miloš Repický and Margo Garrett.
Lilla has received merit-scholarship to summer programs including the "Opera on the Avalon Festival" in Newfoundland, Canada, where she performed the title role of Susanna from Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro", the "International Vocal Arts Institute" (IVAI), directed by Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor, Joan Dornemann in Tel Aviv, Israel, the "Scuola Leonardo da Vinci" in Rome, Italy as a recipient of 2010 The Lucrezia Bori Grant for language study abroad, "SongFest" in Malibu, CA, where she worked with Martin Katz, dubbed by The New York Times as "The gold standard of accompanists”, the "Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice, France" on the beautiful French Riviera, studying with Lorraine Nubar and Dalton Baldwin, "The University of Miami's Frost School of Music" in Salzburg, Austria, "The Boston University Tanglewood Instituteand the "Westminster Choir College Summer Vocal Program" in her hometown of Princeton, NJ.

Lilla has won awards and prizes from the Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition, the National Society for Arts and Letters Vocal Competition for two consecutive years, the Sally and Tony Amato Opera Competition, the Lucrezia Bori Foundation, the Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition, the New Jersey Teacher's Association Young Musicians Voice Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Performance State Competition and has received recognition of excellence from the International Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Lilla is a recent graduate of the undergraduate opera program at Juilliard, where she is continuing her Masters studies as a winner of the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She continues her pursuit of an operatic and teaching career with enthusiasm and deep passion.



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