“Judit Németh as Kundry, sovereign at any time, leaves a strong impression, with dark and soft timbre in Herzeleide-narrative, but also the strength of the dramatic attack.” (Online Musik Magazin)
The Hungarian soprano Judit Németh has an extraordinary stage-presence, a beautiful voice and a perfect German. She has a close relationship with the Budapest State Opera, the Budapest Wagner-Festival and Bayreuth Festival and is especially known for her intense interpretation of Wagner’s great heroines, such as Fricka (State Opera and Wagner Festival Budapest, Canadian Opera, Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisboa, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin) Brangäne (State Opera and Wagner Festival Budapest), Venus (State Opera Budapest, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Bayreuth Festival, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Den Norske Opera Oslo) Waltraute (Bayreuth Festival), Ortrud (Bayreuth Festival, Semperoper Dresden) or Kundry (State Opera and Wagner Festival Budapest, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Wagner Festival Wels). In 2007 she debuted as Brünnhilde (Die Walküre) in Budapest with great success, which she also sang at the New National Theatre Tokyo in 2009. She sang 2012 Brünnhilde in Walküre in the new production of Achim Freyer at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and was also heard again as Brünnhilde in Siegfried in December 2012 as well as in Götterdämmerung in March 2013. The complete RING-cycle followed in 2013. And she was Fricka again at the Wagner Festival in Budapest under the baton of Ádam Fischer. Judit Németh has worked with important conductors such as Chris Badea, Richard Bradshaw, Myung-Whun Chung, Dan Ettinger, Iván Fischer, Ádám Fischer, Lamberto Gardelli, Daniele Gatti, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Lorin Maazel, Nicholas MacGegan, Christoph Perrick, Helmuth Rilling, Donald Runnicles, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Christian Thielemann, Tamás Vásáry, Sebastian Weigle.