Born in Keszthely, Hungary and raised in Paks where he started his musical career at the age of seven. He is the founder of Cotton Club Singers and was the leader of the band for 15 years. Cotton Club Singers was the best-known jazz vocal band in Hungary, they published 13 CDs and 2 DVDs. The band had its farewell concert on 9th January, 2009, in Hungary’s greatest concert hall, Budapest Sportaréna.
After that Laszlo Boldizsar continued his career as an opera singer. His first role was Maurizio in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur in Szeged. He studied bel canto singing with excellent teachers Olga Sík and Berle Sanford Rosenberg, one of Carlo Bergonzi’s last students. He sang Percy in Anne Boleyn in Pécs, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Hoffmann in Hoffmann’s Tales in Miskolc.
He was chosen the Opera Singer of the Year by the opera website “momus.hu”; and won Dömötör Prize for Best Opera Singer twice as well as the Simándi Prize and the Viktor Vaszy Award.
In January 2011 his first solo opera CD “Vincero” with the Szeged Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Tamás Pál, was published. It contains the most famous tenor arias by Puccini and Verdi.
At the Budapest Spring Festival he played the title role at the Hungarian premiere of Franz Liszt’s opera Don Sanche. The concert version of the same opera was performed in October 2011 at San Cervantino Music Festival, Mexico. In 2011 the director of the Slovakian National Opera, Peter Dvorsky, invited him to sing Cavaradossi in Tosca. During the next three seasons he sang also Les Grieux, Calaf, Macduff, Tonio and Don José in Bratislava in more than fifty performances, and has been a regular guest singer in Bratislava ever since.
In June 2012 he made a debut as Pinkerton in Hungarian State Opera. Since then he has appeared since then regularly in several roles including Assad in Goldmark’s Königin von Saba, Turiddu, Pinkerton, Rodolfo, Don José, Christopher Sly in Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly a.o. In 2012 his dream came true: he debuted as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s home town, Lucca, at the Teatro del Giglio. Soon after he jumped in at a moment’s notice as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera at Stockholm Royal Opera.
For the Verdi Bicentennary in 2013 he started the concert series “Verdi’n the Mood; singing jazz versions of Verdi’s works. He sang Alfredo in La Traviata at the Miskolc Opera Festiva and was invited to sing the title role in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex in the brand new opera house, Tianjin Opera in China. He has also appeared as Don José at the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia and as Canio at the Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
Among the most exciting recent premieres have been Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Mephistopheles in Busoni’s Doktor Faust and Gustavo in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the Szeged Open Air Festival, one of Europe’s largest open-air theater, with 4,500 spectators.
2017 include Cavaradossi at the Szeged Open Air Festival with Andrea Rost as Tosca. At the Hungarian State Opera, among other roles, Raoul in Meyerbeer’s Huguenots and the title role of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux with Edita Gruberova.
Boldizsár got the award of Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera 2017/18 (2017).
Upcoming new projects in 2018:
- Puccini: Fanciulla del West( Dick Johnsson), Hungarian State Opera
- Leoncavallo: Les Bohemes (Marcello), Hungarian State Opera
- Puccini: Le Villi, (Roberto), Hungarian State Opera
- Offenbach: Les Contes del Hofflmann(Hoffmann), Bratislava
- Verdi: Traviata (Alfred), Hungarian State Opera
- Tóték opera, world premier, Hungarian State Opera
- Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Pagliacci (Turiddu, Canio), Szeged National Theatre
- Puccini: Madame Butterfly (Pinkerton), Hungarian State Opera
- Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo), Hungarian State Opera