Remetea, 1976

Róbert Laczkó Vass

Place and date of birth: Remetea, July 24, 1976

1990–1995 - Benedek Elek Training-College, Odorheiu Secuiesc
1996–2000 - Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, Theatre Department, Csíky András and Keresztes Attila's class

Professional activity:
2000 –  actor, Hungarian Theatre of Cluj
2000 – singer, permanent  collaborator of the Hungarian State Opera, Cluj
2000–2008 assistant, BBU, Cluj, Cathedra for Theatre Arts, Teaches: diction
1995–1996 - class instructor, Salamon Ernő Lyceum, Gheorgheni


Current parts


- Hans Christian Andersen: The Nightingale, directed by Traian Savinescu


Village judge - Tamási Áron: Ancestral Comfort, directed by László Béres


Mr. Whymper - After George Orwell: Ervin Erős – Dávid Klemm – Róbert Lénárd: Animal Farm, directed by Zoltán Puskás


Avram, the Bookseller - Sheldon Harnick – Jerry Bock – Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the Roof, directed by László Béres

Parts at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj:


- Don’t be a stranger, musical coordinator: Ábel Tompa
General, Recruiter, Soldier, Peasant - Bertolt Brecht − Paul Dessau: Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Armin Petras


- Ernesto Anaya: Las Meninas, directed by Andrei Măjeri
Tubal - William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, directed by Gábor Tompa


Third Music Master - Molière: The Bourgeois Gentleman, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu


Gyéres, headmaster - Zsigmond Móricz – Tibor Kocsák – Tibor Miklós: Be Faithful Unto Death, directed by László Béres


Fitzhuber Dongó - Pál Békés: The Lubberly Wizzard, directed by László Béres
Publius / Cinna, the poet - William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, directed by Silviu Purcărete


King of the Monkeys - László Dés – Péter Geszti – Pál Békés: The Jungle Book, directed by Zoltán Puskás
Csokonai Vitéz Mihály - Csokonai Vitéz Mihály: The Widow of Mr. Karnyó and the Two Rascals, directed by Attila Keresztes
First citizen - Friedrich Dürrenmatt: The Visit, directed by Gábor Tompa
Dr. Heves, lawyer - Nagy Ignác: Local Elections, directed by István Kövesdy


Nick - Stephanie Robinson & Theodore Shank: Serena in X-tremis, directed by István Albu
Tobias Ragg - Stephen Sondheim - Hugh Wheeler: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, directed by Dragoş Galgoţiu


Francisque, a poor man - The Festive Dinner of Don Juan, directed by, set design by: Matthias Langhoff
Șerbet - Freefall adaptation after Caragiale: Leonida Gem Session, directed by Gábor Tompa


Julian - Charles Mee: A Perfect Wedding, directed by Karin Coonrod
Narator 3 -
The Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum – Zalán Tibor: The Wizard of Oz, directed by Zoltán Puskás


Vacskamati - Ervin Lázár: The Four-square Round Forest, directed by István Albu
Đivo - Marin Držić: Dundo Maroje, directed by Robert Raponja
First Councilor - Georg Büchner: Leonce and Lena, directed by Gábor Tompa
The Nurse - Aristophanes: Lysistrata or The City of Women, directed by Dominique Serrand


Paris, Danton’s friend - Georg Büchner: Danton's Death, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu
Tim Allgood - Michael Frayn: Noises Off, directed by Peter Bokor
Lord Grey - William Shakespeare: Richard III, directed by Gábor Tompa


Levin - Danilo Kiš: A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, directed by Robert Raponja
Villager, Troll, Trumpeterstraale, Hussein, Apprentice-Button Molder - Henrik Ibsen: Peer Gynt, directed by David Zinder
Gherardo - Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, directed by Silviu Purcărete


Geza Crumb - Dániel Varró - Gábor Presser: Beyond the Smudgy Mountain, directed by Attila Keresztes


James - András Visky: Disciples, directed by Gábor Tompa
Chorus - Euripides: The Bacchae, directed by David Zinder


The Fool - Compiled from gipsy stories by Alan Lyddiard and Kinga Kelemen: Black Eyed Roses, directed by Alan Lyddiard
Soldier - Georg Büchner: Woyzeck, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu
Mask - Carlo Goldoni: The Little Square, directed by Mona Chirilă
Prince Belcanto - Muszty Bea -Dobay András: The Miracle Cake, directed by Attila Keresztes


Pettersen, Werle's servant - Henrik Ibsen: The Wild Duck, directed by Attila Keresztes
Brother - Attila Szabó: Noddy Michael


Duke of Vanholt - Christopher Marlowe: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu
Shem, Cain - Benjamin Britten – Selmeczi György – Visky András: Sunday School or Noah's Flood, directed by György Selmeczi
PETRONIO, in comedy BRIGHELLA - Carlo Goldoni: The Comic Theatre, directed by Gábor Rusznyák
Mascs - I. L. Caragiale: Carnival Adventures, directed by Mona Chirilă


Henekh - After S. Anski: White Fire, Black Fire (DYBBUK), directed by David Zinder
Played parts at the Hungarian State Opera of Cluj:

2018 ONE SHEPARD, THE CAT • Maurice Ravel: The Child and the Spells, directed by: Gábor Tompa
2018 • DON INIGO GOMEZ • Maurice Ravel: A Spanish Hour, directed by: Gábor Tompa
2017 • PAPAL LEGATE  György Selmeczi: Our Lady's Knight, directed by: Eszter Novák
2012 • FERENC NÁDASDY • Szomor - Pejtsik - Miklós: Báthory Erzsébet, directed by Bertalan Bagó  
2011 CIPOLLA • János Vajda: Mario and the Wizard, directed by András Békés (Hungary)
             GHERARDO • Giaccomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, directed by Hero Lupescu
             SIPOS • Attila Demény: The Last Cherrystone, directed by Zsolt Bogdán 
2010 • GYULA VITÉZ • Erkel Ferenc: Sarolta, directed by Attila Demény 
2009 CSÍNOM JANKÓ • Ferenc Farkas: Csínom Palkó, directed by Emese Szabó 
2007 • TENOR • Attila Demény: Unfinished Conjugation, directed by Attila Demény
             SIPOS • Attila Demény: The Last Cherrystone, directed by Attila Demény
             LILLAS PASTIA  • G. Bizet: Carmen, directed by György Selmeczi (Budapest Summer Festival)
2005PIMPINONE - J.F. Telemann: Pimpinone, directed by Széplaki Réka
            XXX - Suffocated, coreographer: Jakab Melinda - contemporary dance-theatre performance
2004JEGYINYICIN, DVOJKIN, TROJKIN – D. Shostakovich: Rayok, directed by Demény Attila
             GORO • Giaccomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly, directed by Vincent Liotta (USA)
2003HERODES • Illés Lajos: The Star of Betlehem, directed by Vadas László
             VALERIO • Vajda János: Leonce and Lena, directed by Selmeczi György (Hungary)
2002SIBUK • Orbán György: Prince Pikkó, directed by Selmeczi György, Hungary
2001BENJAMIN • Demény Attila: Parafarm, directed by Demény Attila
             MONOSTATOS • W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute, directed by Ionel Pantea (Luxemburg)
2000 • QUESTION-MASTER • Magyari Zita: Csipike's Wedding, directed by Katona Zs. József

Part played at the MÜPA Budapest:

2017 • PAPAL LEGATE  György Selmeczi: Our Lady's Knight, directed by: Eszter Novák

Part played at the Hungarian State Opera (Budapest):

2007 • KURUZS • Vajda János: Mrs. Karnyó, directed by Tamás Ascher

Part played at the Romanian National Opera (Cluj):

2010 • GORO
• Puccini: Madama Butterfly, directed by R. Popescu-Moisa

Music album:
György Orbán: Prince Pikkó - Edited by the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca, 2012
János Vajda: Leonce and Lena - Edited by the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca, 2012

Movies, documentaries:
Done for Today, Babeș-Bolyai University, 2018, directed by Samuel Szabó
XXX • May I take a picture?, Sapientia EMTE, 2011, directed by Kata Gede
UNCLE • Accidental. Sapientia EMTE, 2009, directed by Kincső Bakó
GAY BOY • Rom-mánia. Cinedom, Budapest, 2004, directed by Nándori József
KISNAGY ÁRPISo Much of This Much, Panorámafilm, Budapest, 2000, directed by Maár Gyula
MONOSTATOSOpera Tales of Cluj. Duna TV, Budapest, 2000, directed by Silló Sándor

Activity at the radio:
Pocket Calendar –
Agnus Radio, Cluj, occasional show, 2009-2010       
Royal Cronichles – Cluj Radio, weekly show, 2008-2009
What a Beautiful Day – Agnus Radio, Cluj, occasional show, 2007-2008

The Last Bohemian • from the writings of Heltai Jenő. Composer: Incze G. Katalin
Old Hungarian Cabaret • The Song from Budapest

Other activities:
2010 - Solo singer of the Kalapos Band from Cluj, which won first place at the Médiabefutó 2012.
Published several poems (in Romániai Magyar Szó, Szabadság, Kafé Főnix, Vasárnap, A vers, Inga, volume of poems: Előszoba) and periodical publications, recensions (Szabadság, A Földgömb). Contributed at the realisation of several TV-shows, documentaries, portraits and fictions (UTV, TVR, Duna TV, MTV). His photos have been presented at many exhibitions: Hagyaték (Legacy) 2009, Braşov, Angyalarcok (Angel Faces) - 2009, Cluj, Lux populi, lux Dei - 2010, Cluj, Négyszemközt Indiával (One-to-one With India) - 2011, Braşov, ...a kövek fognak megszólalni (...Stones Will Speak), 2012, Cluj, Mozdulat-ország (Land of Movements), 2012, Etnovember-Braşov, Jeruzsálem kapujában (At the gates of Jerusalem), 2012, Cluj.
2010 -
Communitas Creation Scholarship - individual
2011 - Communitas Creation Scholarship - Kalapos Band
1997–2000, coproductions of BBU and Hungarian Theatre of Cluj:
KULIGIN • A. P. Chekhov: Three Sisters, directed by Keresztes Attila – exmaination performance
CLEANTE • Moliere: The Imaginary Invalid, directed by Keresztes Attila – examination performance
MICHEL • J. Cocteau: Terrible Parents, directed by Keresztes Attila – examination performance

Other parts, played at Faculty:
CLIFF • John Osborne: Look back in Anger, directed by Keresztes Attila
TREPLIOV, SORIN • A. P. Chekhov: The Seagull, directed by Csíky András, Keresztes Attila
STANLEY, MITCH • Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Keresztes Attila

1996-2000, parts played as student:
BEGGAR• B. Brecht – Kurt Weil: The Treepenny Opera, directed by Kövesdy István 
MASK • E. Labiche: The Lourcine Street Affair, directed by Vlad Mugur 
NAPOLITAN SOLDIER • W. Shakespeare: The Tempest, directed by Dragoş Galgoţiu
PARIS' SERVANT • W. Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, directed by Tompa Gábor
HUSAR • Parti Nagy Lajos: Ibusár, directed by Kövesdy István. 
SECOND DISCIPLE • Madách Imre: The Tragedy of Man, directed by Csis