Gyula Nagy is a Hungarian baritone based in Wicklow. Save for the Covid-19 lockdown, he would have made his INO debut as Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen last March. Recent Irish performances include Karen Power’s Touch for INO’s critically acclaimed 20 Shots of Opera, Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio for Lyric Opera Productions and the title role in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses for Opera Collective Ireland. Recent international appearances include Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the role of the Gipsy in Mussorgsky's The Fair at Sorochyntsi for Komische Oper Berlin. He is an alumnus of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden, 2016-18. His Royal Opera House roles include Escamillo in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen, Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen, Fiorello in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Filotete in Handel’s Oreste, Konrad Nachtigal in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Baron Douphol in Verdi’s La traviata, as well as Paul in Philip Glass’s Les enfants terribles for the Royal Ballet.
He has also worked with Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera, and in concert with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and many Irish and English choral societies. He trained at the National Opera Studio in London, and in Dublin, where he was a Young Associate Artist with Opera Theatre Company. He studied with Károly Ötvös and Mária Fekete in Hungary and with Philip O'Reilly at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.