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Hanna Honthy

Hanna Honthy

Hungarian opera singer and actress
Hanna Honthy
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Intro Hungarian opera singer and actress
Was Actor Singer Opera singer
From Hungary
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 21 February 1893, Budapest, Hungary
Death 30 December 1978, Budapest, Hungary (aged 85 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
Awards
Kossuth Prize 1953
Instruments:
Voice
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Biography

Hanna Honthy

Hanna Honthy (born Hajnalka Hügel; 21 February 1893, Budapest – 30 December 1978, Budapest), was a Hungarian opera singer and actress.

Career

Hügel was born on 21 February 1893, in Budapest. From age 10, she was a ballet student at the Opera. She finished her training as a private student and learned acting with Szidi Rákos between 1914 and 1915, then from Ödön Bárdi between 1915 and 1917, and singing from renowned tenor Georg Anthes. After appearing as an actress in Pozsony, Fiume, and Szombathely by the name of Hanna Honthy, she returned to Budapest in 1920. In Budapest her first success came in the Blaha Lujza theatre. She appeared in numerous theaters during her career including the Vígszínház, Városi Színház, achieving fame as a 'prima donna'. Her critically acclaimed voice and acting talent bore fruit for many years. She was the member of the Fővárosi Operettszínház [Budapest Operetta] between 1925-1927 and 1949. She also appeared in film.

Sources

  • Gál Péter Molnár. Honthy Hanna és kora Budapest: Magvető, 1997. ISBN 978-963-14-2066-1.
  • Hanna Honthy in the Hungarian Biographical Lexicon freely available online at mek.niif.hu
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http://mek.niif.hu/00300/00355/html/ABC05727/06444.htm
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393416/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69394115
https://d-nb.info/gnd/12099559X
http://isni.org/isni/0000000025426025
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85097047
https://viaf.org/viaf/62975726
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n85097047
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