József Jankovits, singer of the Budapest Operetta Theatre, has died

March 25, 2023 – 11:20 a.m

József Jankovits, the bon vivant of the Budapest Operettszínház, died at the age of 73 after enduring long illnesses with patience, the theater announced to MTI on Saturday. In the obituary, it was written that the Ferenc Liszt Prize-winning operetta singer and actor was an excellent interpreter of the most demanding bon vivant roles. The Budapest Operettszínház considers József Jankovits as its own dead, information about his funeral will be given later.

József Jankovits was born on January 3, 1951. Between 1979 and 1981 he was a member of the National Theater of Szeged, and from 1981 of the Budapest Operetta Theatre. The artist was awarded the Ferenc Liszt Prize in 1990. Among his main roles were Su Chong (Lehár: The Country of Smiles); Józsi (Lehár: Gypsy Love); Edwin (Kálmán: Queen of Taverns); Péter Homonnay, Sándor Barinkay (Strauss: The Gypsy Baron); Tasziló (Kálmán: Countess Marica); Eisenstein (Strauss: The Bat); László Hunyadi in Ferenc Erkel’s opera; Don José (Bizet: Carmen).

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