“Enormously versatile” - Opernglas
“Charismatic” - Népszava
“Péter Halász ensures that every element of the score is in the right place” - Deuschlandradio Kultur
As the music director of the Hungarian State Opera, Péter Halász has in recent seasons conducted critically acclaimed premieres of Wagner’s Ring cycle. He conducted the Hungarian premiere of Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten and the first ever performance in Eastern Europe of Thomas Adés’ opera The Tempest.
Among his engagements as a guest conductor, Péter has appeared at the Hamburg State Opera, and has also led the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2017, Péter was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.