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April 2012 Regina Müller

Opernwelt

The Masked Ball

We have witnessed a direction that stays true to the piece in the best sense of the word: it puts the music first. As a result, the music sizzles and gets a distinct Italianate character under the baton of the conductor, Péter Halász. Ovations to a production that will remain a success hopefully for a long time.

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March 2012 K. West

REM

The Masked Ball

The conductor, Péter Halász creates electrifying tension and displays nearly bursting power.

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March 2012 Christoph Zimmermann

Orpheus

The Masked Ball

It seems the Péter Halász is truly fascinated by the dark Ulrika-colours in Verdi’s music, giving them dramatic strength and letting them breathe.

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February 2012 Sybille Offergeld

Grenzecho

The Masked Ball

A painting is being created, where music depicts heartache, rebellion, resignation, love, and hatred with intense, burning colours that provides a frame to the voices. The Hungarian Péter Halász creates great contrasts with the orchestra using power, lyricism, and staccato effects.

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February 2012 Armin Kaumanns

Aachener Zeitung

The Masked Ball

The way Péter Halász and the Aachen Symphony Orchestra accompanies the drama is truly enjoyable: it is Verdi with full power.

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