Zoltán Nyári began his musical studies on the violin. Ten years later he was admitted to the University of Drama and Film of Budapest, where he graduated as an actor in 1993. He started his professional training as a singer after university, and singing gradually assumed an important rôle in his career. He studied singing with Magda Nádor, and was a member of the Operetta Theatre of Budapest between 1996 and 2006, touring with the company. He won the Jászai Mari Prize in 2005 and has been a soloist of the Hungarian State Opera from 2005. He won the Best Male Performer as well as the Audience Prize at the 2009 Opera Competition with Mezzo Television. He has been a soloist at the Dresdner Semperoper since 2010.