Our history on a timeline

Nordic Goodwill Ambassador

December 12, 2018

Nordic Goodwill Ambassador

Moltopera’s director, Laszlo Agoston receives an invitation to the Nordic Bridge Community – the joint effort of the Nordic embassies in Hungary to build a cultural bridge between their countries and Hungary. Laszlo receives the title of “Nordic Goodwill Ambassador” for his work.

150th youth performance

October 10, 2018

150th youth performance

Moltopera celebrates the 150th school performance since 2012. There are councils where we have been visiting schools for 4 years continuously.

Laszlo Agoston – 100 000+

October 17, 2017

Laszlo Agoston – 100 000+

The Facebook fan page of Moltopera’s director, Laszlo Agoston reaches 100 000 followers, he becomes a well-known face in Hungary. Beside arts he advocates for human rights, LGBT rights, gender equality and social issues.

Tour’d opera

August 15, 2017

Tour’d opera

Moltopera performs in Tour’d Opera, at an other unusual venue. The three-day long festival takes place beside lake Tisza, our singers perform L’ elisir d’ amore. Zsuzsanna Ádám a few months later wins 3 major prizes in two-weeks time (!) from Düsseldorf to the main prize of Antonio Bertolini Singing Competition, Milan.

Recording a CD

June 28, 2017

Recording a CD

Moltopera records “Two Women”, the opera of Samu Gryllus on CD for the Hungarian State Opera.

Benjamin Beeri’s 2nd prize

May 19, 2017

Benjamin Beeri’s 2nd prize

Benjamin Beeri – the youngest member of Moltopera – wins a 2nd prize in Virtuózok, a live-broadcasted classical music talent show. He names Laszlo Agoston and Moltopera as his mentor and main supporter in national television.

Eszter Zemlenyi’s successes

May 13, 2017

Eszter Zemlenyi’s successes

Our member, Eszter Zemlenyi receives a 3rd prize in the Pärnu International Opera Music Festival, the most renowned singing competiton of the Baltic region. A few months later she wins also a 2nd prize at the Virginia Zeani Interntional Singing Competition.

3rd season at the Hungarian State Opera

March 17, 2017

3rd season at the Hungarian State Opera

With three independent series of shows running, Moltopera is very busy at performing in the Hungarian State Opera. Due to Csaba Tori’s serious illness, a new conductor, the magnificent, 26 years old Peter Dobszay debutes with us. A few month later he wins the audience’s award at the Maestro Solti International Conducting Competition.

Two women – contemporary opera premier at the Hungarian State Opera

September 17, 2016

Two women – contemporary opera premier at the Hungarian State Opera

Samu Gryllus conducts his own opera – a piece about an elder opera prompter who falls in love with a waitress. In Patricia Horvath’s direction the 30 minutes long piece becomes a full-night sensation making the audience tour the whole building of the opera house from the cellar to the roof at night.

Celebrating the 100th youth performance

May 12, 2016

Celebrating the 100th youth performance

In the past years our youth programme have become our most succesful performance. Visiting many schools and institutions (including ex. tha National Gallery) in just a few years we surpass the 100th show.

Choir of Angels

December 15, 2015

Choir of Angels

The prestigious dance company, Experidance, offered Moltopera a cooperation over almost 100 concerts in a tour. We staged a choreographed performance with special costumes of christmas carols arranged by our composer, Kayamar. We toured Hungary for almost a month.

Moltopera in the UK

October 28, 2015

Moltopera in the UK

Our first activities in the United Kingdom: our youth programmes on stage in Manchester and at the Durham University.

Every year at the Sziget Festival

August 12, 2015

Every year at the Sziget Festival

Since 2012, our first shows, we have been a regular at Sziget Festival, one of the biggest pop-rock gatherings in Europe. For years we have been performing 6 days in a row in front of a very mixed, very critical but very appreciative audience.

New premier at the Hungarian State Opera

April 2, 2015

New premier at the Hungarian State Opera

After the success of our Haydn- opera, we have the honour to stage a new premier: Eintführung aus dem Serail – in children’s version with the incredible puppet art of Kolibri Theater.

Debut at the Hungarian State Opera

November 23, 2014

Debut at the Hungarian State Opera

Our first independent performance at the Hungarian State Opera. We have the privilege to premier Haydn’s L’isola disabitata in Hungary. The performance wins the heart of the critics even though one of the protagonists falls out due to illness 36 hous before the performance and Laszlo Agoston has to jump in to save the performance.

Brian Eno’s special prize

September 9, 2014

Brian Eno’s special prize

Our composer, Kayamar, receives a special prize from Brian Eno at the Noise Festival. The official celebraton takes place at the House of Commons but due to personal reasons unfortunately we can’t show up.

School programme in Germany

May 11, 2014

School programme in Germany

After a year of preparation a series of youth performances in German schools financed by the European Union launches. We also conduct a research on the attitude of youth about opera in both countries.

The birth of Moltopera Germany

May 10, 2014

The birth of Moltopera Germany

With the lead on Nils Matthiesen (in the picture on the left) Moltopera Germany is formed. Our debuting concert took place at the National Parliament of Saxony with or composer, Kayamar’s piece written for the occasion.

Moltopera at universities

October 7, 2013

Moltopera at universities

Our youth programme launches in five of the most renowned Hungarian universities financed by Budapest Bank. The start of a still running programme with 100+ performances!

Don Giovanni in Weikersheim

July 10, 2013

Don Giovanni in Weikersheim

Our cooperation with Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland that led to Moltopera Germany’s birth later. We had the honour to provide three singers to the performance.

Menotti: Telephone

May 16, 2013

Menotti: Telephone

An unusual night about opera – a pasticcio with an extraordinary ending: Gian Carlo Menotti’s” Telephone” as the closing act at the National Theater of Pécs.

Cavalleria Rusticana

March 22, 2013

Cavalleria Rusticana

Part of the series at the National Theater of Pécs.

Die Fledermaus

February 22, 2013

Die Fledermaus

Our next performance in a series of ten shows at the National Theater of Pécs.

La Bohéme at the National Theater of Pécs

January 31, 2013

La Bohéme at the National Theater of Pécs

The first performance with Laszlo Agoston’s commentaire. One of our most beloved performances ever. Laszlo’s cheerful and explanatory comments become Moltopera’s signature from this night.

The magic flute at Palace of Arts

November 3, 2012

The magic flute at Palace of Arts

Our first full-lenght opera performance at the Palace of Arts. Full house. Contemporary direction – controversial critics.

In the TV

September 12, 2012

In the TV

Our first performance recorded by a major TV company at “The Day of Hungarian Song”.

At Sziget Festival

August 12, 2012

At Sziget Festival

Moltopera received a prime time slot at Sziget Festival, one of the biggest pop-rock festivals in Europe. We are proud that our concerts where full house even when we had to compete with Snoop Dogg or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis!

Our first business order

May 6, 2012

Our first business order

Moltopera performs at a Swiss pharmaceutical company’s international conference. This is our first order from a company that many follows later. We also keep a good connection to our first client and they call us even to their event is abroad.

Our first children’s programme

May 6, 2012

Our first children’s programme

In cooperation with DaVinci Learning Moltopera’s children programme debuts. Csaba Tori, our conductor, delivers a playful but contentful series of lectures. The programme has always been on repertoire since then.

Representing Hungary

April 2, 2012

Representing Hungary

Already at the third concert: at the International Artist Managers’ Association’s showcase in one of the most illustrious concert venues of Hungary, introduced by the general director of Hungarian National Philharmonic.

An early breakthrough

March 11, 2012

An early breakthrough

After the repeated concert (in front of a full house again) Moltoper’s career gets a kickstart when receives an invitation among the most renowned Hungarian artists at the International Artist Managers’ Association’s showcase to represent Hungary.

The debuting concert

February 15, 2012

The debuting concert

On the 15th February the first concert of Moltopera ends with huge success. Critics greet the new opera company with warm-hearted articles and generous recommendations. The members of the tream surprise Laszlo Agoston, the director with a Moltopera-branded cake on stage during the celebration.  

Sold out!

February 8, 2012

Sold out!

Moltopera’s first concert is sold out two weeks in advance – due to the huge interest we need to repeat it a month later. “As Moltopera’s concert on the 15th of February approaches it looks to be a more and more important event in Budapest’s musical life. The young singers debut might be a breath of fresh air among the bad news of the profession.” (zene.hu) (Laszlo Agoston beside an “Every ticket sold out!”-label on the concert’s poster at the venue.)

Preparations for the debut

December 11, 2011

Preparations for the debut

In the autumn of 2011 the team starts the preparations for our debut concert while the firts website, handouts, promotional videos are being made. The rehearsals take place in our Alma Mater, in the Music Academy of Budapest. (From the left to the right: Marianna Sipos, Katalin Vamosi, Renata Göncz, Laszlo Agoston, Zoltan Gradsach)  

The foundation

May 10, 2011

The foundation

At László Ágoston’s tiny flat in Budapest a bunch of freshly graduated singers from Franz Liszt Academy of Music officially found Moltopera. (In the picture: Cecília Pletser graphic designer-student shows the first drafts of Moltopera’s visual identity.)