Levente Påll är basfödd 1985 i Ungern och uppväxt i en transsylvansk musikerfamilj. Han inledde sin karriär som musiker med viola som huvudinstrument, men satsade helt på sången efter genomgången masterutbidning vid Universitet för musik och scenisk konst i Wien. Han har gästat Spanien, Tyskland och Österrike som sångsolist och bland annat sjungit solopartiet i Beethovens “Fidelio” under Claudio Abbado. På operascenen i Hamburg har Levente Påll sjungit roller som “Ceprano” i Rigoletto, “Saretzki ” i Eugene Onegin, I rollen som “Raimondo” får vi i sommar höra Levente Påll göra sin Sverigedebut på Opera på Skäret.
“The young Hungarian bass Levente Páll sings and acts his way (..) into the hearts of the audience right from the start, with his fantastically dulcet bass.” (Kaspar Sannemann, operaktuell.de, 13th September 2014, review for Entführung aus dem Serail) (orig.: Der junge ungarische Bass Levente Páll singt und spielt sich (…) mit seiner fantastisch wohlklingenden Bassstimme von Anfang an in die Herzen des Publikums.)
Hungarian bass Levente Páll opened the 2014-2015 season with his début at the Theater St. Gallen as Osmin in Mozart´s Entführung aus dem Serail, where he also appeared as Zuniga in Carmen and Pére Laurence in Roméo et Juliette from Hector Berlioz. In addition, he sung in Beethovens 9th Symphony at the New Years Concert of the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest and Baron Duphol in La traviata at the Hamburgische Staatsoper.
Mr. Pall´s upcoming roles are Loredano in Verdi´s I due Foscari at the St. Galler Festspiele 2015, Gremin in Tchaikovsky´s Eugene Onegin, Banquo in Verdi´s Macbeth, Oroveso in Bellini´s Norma, Osmin in Mozart´s Entführung aus dem Serail at Landestheater Bregenz, Zweiter Ältester in Händel’s Susanna in Vienna and Madrid as well as Don Diègue in Massenet´s Le Cid during the season 2015-16.
The 2013 – 2014 season started with his house début at the Theater Magdeburg in the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Following this success, he sang return engagements at the Staatsoper Hamburg as the Lakai and Haushofmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, as the Commandante di Marina in Manon Lescaut and as Haraschta in a new production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. He also returned to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos.
The 2012 – 2013 season saw the young bass make his début at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as Reinmar von Zweter in Wagner’s Tannhäuser, as well as succeed in his Swedish début at the Opera på Skäret festival as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. He also made guest appearances at the Staatsoper Hamburg as Hermann von Ortel in Die Meistersinger, as Dottore Grenvil in La traviata, and in the aforementioned roles in Tannhäuser and Ariadne auf Naxos.
Levente was a member of the International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Hamburg from 2010 until 2012, where his performance highlights included Zuniga (Carmen), the Sagrestano (Tosca), the Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata), Saretzki (Eugene Onegin), Alcindoro (La bohème), Surin (The Queen of Spades) and the Lakai and Haushofmeister (Ariadne auf Naxos).
In 2008 he made his solo début in Beethoven’s Fidelio, conducted by Claudio Abbado, with performances then and in 2010 in Italy, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. In the summer of 2009, he performed the role of Petrus in Jonathan Harvey’s church opera Passion and Resurrection at the Carinthian Summer Festival in Ossiach, Austria.
The accomplished young bass has been recognized in several competitions, most notably winning 1st prize at the Musica Sacra International Competition in Rome. He was a finalist at the Richard Tauber Competition in London and at the International Belvedere Singing Competition. Other honors include 2nd prize at the Petyrek Lang Lieder Competition in Vienna, 1st prize at the International Lions Competition, Bad Endorf.
Born into a family of musicians in Transylvania, Levente received his first musical training at a music academy in Hungary. In 2003, he entered the Universität für Musik in Vienna as a violist, studying with Wolfgang Klos and receiving his master’s diploma magna cum laude in 2009. While in Vienna, he began his formal training as a singer in 2005 with Franz Lukasovsky and later in Lieder and Oratorio with Marjana Burgstaller-Lipovsek. He also studied with Renate Behle at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.