Sándor Balla is an established Verdi singer in his homeland Romania. He is an ensemble member at the Hungarian Opera Cluj-Napoca and a frequent guest in the Romanian opera houses of Craiova and Iași as well as at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. He has appeared at the International Opera Festival Miskolc and Bartók Plus Opera Festival.
His repertoire includes Verdi roles Rigoletto, Di Luna, Falstaff, Renato, Germont and Giacomo in Giovanna d’Arco, Puccini roles Marcello and Sharpless, Donizetti roles Belcore and Enrico Ashton, Méphistophèles in Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust, Friedrich in Wagner's Liebesverbot as well as roles in modern operas, such as György Selmeczi’s Bizánc (Byzantium).
In the season 2016/17 Sándor Balla performed Rigoletto at the Landestheater Detmold and returned there to sing Scarpia in 2017/2018.
As a concert singer he has performed in all major concert halls in Romania with a wide repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Requiem and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria to Britten’s War Requiem and Shostakovich’s 13th symphony.
After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree as a clarinetist, Sándor Balla continued his studies as a singer in Cluj-Napoca graduating in 2004.
György Mészáros will conduct the Landestheater’s choir and symphonic orchestra, the darling children of the Detmolder Schloss-Spatzen, Sachie Furuya on the Celesta, Ji-Woon Kim as Mario Cavaradossi, Sándor Balla returning as Baron Scarpia, Benjamin Lewis as Cesare Angelotti, Seungweon Lee as the Sacrestano, Nando Zickgraf as Spoletta, Torsten Lück as Sciarrone, Sunghan Lee as un carciere, Almut Orthaus as un pastore and Megan Marie Hart as Floria Tosca!
György Mészáros dirigiert den Chor und das Symphonische Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold, die reizenden Kinder der Detmolder Schloss-Spatzen, Sachie Furuya am Celesta, Ji-Woon Kim als Mario Cavaradossi, Sándor Balla zurück als Baron Scarpia, Benjamin Lewis als Cesare Angelotti, Seungweon Lee als der Sacrestano, Nando Zickgraf als Spoletta, Torsten Lück als Sciarrone, Sunghan Lee als un carciere, Almut Orthaus als un pastore und Megan Marie Hart als Floria Tosca!