Born in Budapest, soprano Sylvia Hamvasi studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in her home town and made her debut as Gilda (Verdi "Rigoletto") and Pamina (Mozart "The Magic Flute") at the Hungarian State Opera. She has won several international singing competitions. Since 2001/02 she has been a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and has performed important Mozart roles such as Konstanze ("Die Entführung aus dem Serail"), Susanna and Countess Almaviva ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Pamina and 1st Lady ("Die Zauberflöte"), Fiordiligi ("Così fan tutte") and Donna Anna ("Don Giovanni"). She has also sung roles such as Antonia (Offenbach "Les Contes d'Hoffmann"), Mimì (Puccini "La Bohème"), Gilda, Titania (Britten "A Midsummer Night's Dream") and the title role in "Lucia di Lammermoor" (Donizetti). She also sang in the Monteverdi and Janáček cycles as well as, the roles of Cleopatra (Handel "Giulio Cesare in Egitto"), Blanche (Poulenc "Dialogues des Carmélites"), the title role in "Louise" (Charpentier), The Governess (Britten "The Turn of the Screw"), Ellen Orford (Britten "Peter Grimes"), Micaëla (Bizet "Carmen"), the title role Suor Angelica (Puccini), La Folie (Rameau "Platée"), Donna Clara (Zemlinsky "The Dwarf"), Liù (Puccini "Turandot"), Freia (Wagner "Das Rheingold"), Gutrune (Wagner "Götterdämmerung"), Alice (Verdi "Falstaff"), Juliette (Gounod "Roméo et Juliette"), Elsa (Wagner "Lohengrin"), the title role Katja Kabanova (Janáček) and Ortlinde (Wagner "Die Walküre"). In the 2022/23 season, Sylvia Hamvasi will appear on the stages of Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Liù, 1st Lady, Countess Almaviva, Alice, Donna Anna and in the 5th Haniel Klassik Open Air.