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Rebeka Bobanj was born in 1981, in Subotica.

Voice type: dramatic coloratura soprano


At the age of six, she received piano lessons in the Music School in Subotica and finished her studies when she was fifteen. At the age of seven she started to sing folk songs at the Széchényi István Elementary School, and sang frequently at opening ceremonies and banquets. In 1990, Rebeka won the first prize of the 'Szólj Síp Szólj' folk music competition in Vojvodina.
At the age of fifteen she started to learn singing at the Music School in Subotica her teacher was Emília Baráth -, while she was attending Secondary Medical School.
After graduating from secondary school, she continued her singing education under Éva Heródek, and she was admitted to the opera singer and teacher course at the Faculty of Music at the University of Szeged in 2006 as the student of Prof. Dr. Mária Temesi.
She completed her higher education with outstanding results at the Faculty of Music, University of Szeged in June, 2011. (Received special commendations in all piano examinations.)

Teachers: Dr. Mária Temesi, Adrienne Csengery, István Andrejcsik, Sándor Bárdi, Attila Toronykői, Tamás Pál, Szabolcs Sándor, Krisztina Laky, Katica Várnagyné, Ionel Pantea, Mária Ujváriné Illés, Piroska H. Delleyné, Laslo Stachó

Singing competitions, master classes

At the age of nine she won first prize in a folk music competition in Vojvodina.
In 1992, as the youngest competitor, Rebeka participated in a music festival on the Palić Summer Stage organized by Radio Subotica.
She won the special prize of the jury a year later at a regional folk song competition in 1993 held at the same venue.
She entered and won third prize at the Vojvodina Youth Singing Competition in Temerin in 1997 and 1998.
In 1999 she won first prize at the Singing Competition of Music Schools in Serbia.
In 2007 and 2009, she participated in the master classes of Prof. Krisztina Laky and Prof. Ionel Pantea with outstanding results, and entered the International Singing Competition of Gyula.
In 2008 Rebeka won third prize at the International Simándy Singing Competition.
In 2010 she participated at the 'Ondina Otta' Opera Singers' Competition in Slovenia, and next year at the 'Francisco Viñas' International Opera Competition in Barcelona.
In April, 2011 at the International Simándy Singing Competition she received triple special prize:
- opportunity to perform at the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen
- special prize of the Foundation for Szeged
- special prize of Mária Gregorné Dr. Takács
Masterclass with Eva Randova und Giacomo Aragall - Germany - Rüsselsheim Theater 2015.

Performances, roles:


From 2008, after receiving the third price at the International Simándy Singing Competition Rebeka performed at numerous concerts. These include performances at the Balaton Theatre in Keszthely, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, the Dóm Cathedral in Szeged, the Christmas Concerts of the Szeged Opera Friends Association and several other places in Budapest.
In February 2010, she performed at a concert in the Town Hall of Subotica.
On March 31st 2010, she gave a concert at the Palace of Arts, Glass Hall, Budapest.
She also gave concerts in several different programs (University of Szeged, National Theatre of Szeged, Korzó Music House of Szeged, Eötvös Lóránd College etc.)
In December, 2010 she performed again in Subotica, at the grand New Year Gala Concert. Next year she sang there at the 'Day of Subotica' ceremony.
In 2011 she performed in the Erkel-Liszt Youth Concert and at the Palace of Arts, Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest.
In the same year she sang in a concert at the opera house of Darmstadt.
2013 Concert - Germany, Darmstadt Theater
2014 Concert - Germany, Hemsbach
2015 Concert - Germany, Rüsselsheim Theater
2015 Concert - Germany, Hemsbach Synagogue
12.08.2016 Concert - Festive Opera Gala: Kursaalgebäude (König Ludwig I. - Saal) / Staatsbad Germany, Bad Bruckenau


From 2008 several lead roles followed: at the Miskolc Opera Festival in 2008 Rebeka played Volhova in Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko, and in 2009 she returned as Celidora in Mozart's L'oca del Cairo. She sang these roles again at the Cluj Opera Festival, at the Kisszínház (Chamber Theatre) of Szeged and at the summer concert series of the Szeged Town Hall.
In Budapest, she was given leading roles in three operas while performing with the Symphonic Orchestra: Mimí in Puccini's La bohéme, Constanza in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Rosina in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. She sang Rosina again at the Palace of Arts in Budapest, at the Balaton Theatre in Keszthely, in Győr, in Tapolca and in numerous other cities (Jánossomorja, Mosonmagyaróvár, Győrszentiván, Bábolna) in Hungary, in twenty consecutive performances. She also sang Rosina in Nagykanizsa in 2011.
In 2010 Rebeka sang at the opening gala of the Cluj Opera Festival and played the Princess in Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortiléges, which she sang again at the Miskolc International Opera Festival the same year.
In 2011 she performed in the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute in February, at Szeged Chamber Theatre in July.
In 2012 she debuted at the Hungarian State Opera House as Musette in Puccini's La bohéme, under the baton of Géza Török.
In 2012 she also sang Musette at the Csokonai Theater of Debrecen, where the conductor was Gergely Kesselyák.


In 2008, Radio Subotica made an hour-long interview with her and broadcasted the arias she sang at the International Simándy Singing Competition that year.
In March, 2010 she appeared in a talk show at the Regional TV channel of the 4th district of Budapest with Mária Temesi.
In July, 2010 she performed two arias on the national TV channel in a live broadcast singing Magda in Puccini's La Rondine and Rosina in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia.
In January, 2011 Rebeka gave an interview for Radio MR6 in a show.

Awards, honours:

In 2006 Rebeka won a Ministry Scholarship.
In 2008 she was awarded the Scholarship of the Republic for outstanding achievement at the University of Szeged from the Minister of Education and Culture.
The József Sófi Foundation of the University of Szeged awarded her the special commendation of the Board of Trustees in 2009, the special award in 2010 and First Prize of the Foundation in 2011.
Award of the Solti Foundation 2012. /Belgium/