Andrea Rost was born in Budapest and graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as a student of Zsolt Bende. She was still a scholarship student of the Hungarian State Opera when she sang Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo and Juliette, directed by Dénes Gulyás.

In 1989, she won first prize in one of the most prestigious tournaments in Europe, the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition. Right after obtaining her diploma in 1991, she became a soloist in the Wiener Staatsoper, where the audience of Vienna heard her singing in all her major roles: From Zerlina and Adina, to Susanna and Lucia di Lammermoor to the outstanding interpretation of Violetta. Besides opera roles she has also played numerous concerts in Vienna, to a music savvy audience.


Bartók-Pásztory Award (2021)

Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic (2018)

Mihály Székely plaque (2011)

Béla Bartók Memorial Prize (2006)

Special Achievement Award (2005)

Kossuth Prize (2004)

Prima Primissima Prize (2003)

Obersovszky plaquette (2003)

Eminent Artist (1999) 

Company of the Immortals, Eternal Member (1998)

Franz Liszt Award (1997)

Bartók-Pásztory Award – shared (1992)

Honorary citizen of Budapest

Honorary citizen of Kőbánya

Honorary citizen of Szolnok

Honorary citizen of Csepel

Honorary citizen of Budaörs