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November 2014 S. Barnstorf

Opernglas

Così fan tutte

The singers, the orchestra, and the choir of the Hungarian State Opera presented their uncommon musical qualities before an enthusiastic audience. Péter Halász, music director of the company since April this year, has created a soft and delicately ornate Mozart sound...

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October 2014 Gábor Mesterházi

Fidelio

Così fan tutte

The orchestra led by Péter Halász follows the frequent changes in tempo well, subtly executes the minute accents, and is also rich in beautiful solos. That the conductor’s approach fits the requirements of the age is clearly audible.

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October 2014 Tamás Koltai

Muzsika

Così fan tutte

The musical execution is inspired, sophisticated, and well-structured. Following several debut performances, it has now become perfectly clear that the appointment of Péter Halász as music director of the new Hungarian State Opera was the most felicitous choice – this young conductor is an explorer and a striking and authentic musician; after the premiere of Richard Strauss’s immensely difficult Die Frau ohne Schatten, hopes should be justifiably high for the success of Mozart’s similarly challenging work.

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October 2014 Ferenc László

Magyar Narancs

Così fan tutte

Following the first performances of Falstaff and Die Frau ohne Schatten in the previous season, Péter Halász’s third premiere now makes it quite palpable that a suitable person has been chosen for the position of music director and that his work as an instructor and as an opera conductor, even to put it conservatively, has been a boon to the accomplishments of the orchestra.

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October 2014 Gábor Bóka

Operavilág

Così fan tutte

The greatest value of the reinterpretation is the orchestral performance: the ensemble of the Opera House plays not only precisely and beautifully, but with the kind of energy, flexibility, and style that has not been heard for a long time.

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