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April 2015 É.B.

Vasárnapi Hírek

Das Rheingold

Conductor Péter Halász also dictates the tempo and does not prolong the ‘only’ two-hour, interval-free performance with pathos-heavy musical gestures. It is to be appreciated that he never for a moment seeks to make a gratuitous effect on the audience, nor does he drown out the singers.

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April 2015 S. Barnstorf

Opernglas

Das Rheingold

We saw a very traditional direction of the actors and heard a cultivated, special Wagnerian sound. The young music director strongly focussed on the melancholic parts (such as during the performance of the “love or power” theme). Notwithstanding this, together with the orchestra of the Opera House, he frequently also relieved the tension with vigorous, decidedly rhythmic sections.

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March 2015 Klaus Billand

Neue Merker

Das Rheingold

The young music director of the Hungarian State Opera House, Péter Halász, makes the orchestra emphasise the story-telling character of the work; with marvellously clean lines and a love for the details, his conducting contributed very significantly to the success of the evening.

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March 2015 Jörn Florian Fuchs

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Das Rheingold

The young music director does not merely conjure up moments of great intensity in this place. Halász conducts Das Rheingold as if it were a huge watercolour. We hear finely-woven carpets of strings, motifs in precise close-up, and wonderfully sparkling tuttis.

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March 2015 Ferenc László

Magyar Narancs

Das Rheingold

If the Ring is a great opportunity for directors of any era, for music directors it is a mandatory test by which they must prove themselves. Well, here, too, Péter Halász has proved his ability to inspire the orchestra of the Opera House to thorough and profound work – thus did the musicians become vigorous and self-assured participants in the premiere.

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