Moltopera - why are we needed?
Did you know that some shops in London use classical music to keep suspicious youngsters away?
Did you know that according to the BBC, half of teenagers 'never been in a theatre'?
Did you know that according to Classic Fm's survey Millions of Brits never attend opera because it's 'too posh', 'too long' and 'too expensive', 'being full of words that are difficult to understand' - mentioning the classic stereotypes?
This is where Moltopera steps in.
"I warmly support Moltopera and its music director in their hard but beautiful task.
Wishing you all the best in your crusade!"
singer, conductor, director
member of Opera Star Hall of Fame
Moltopera - what do we do?
Once in a radio interview, the reporter asked Laszlo Agoston, Moltopera’s founder and director, who is their main target group and was very surprised by the answer:
“Everyone who doesn’t like classical music.”
We recognize that distance from classical culture affects people of all ages and walks of life. We aim to help those who haven't had the opportunity to learn about classical music and now feel overwhelmed trying to explore this world of high culture. We also prioritize reaching out to communities where classical music is less prevalent and rarely performed.
Did you know that the average age of audiences for classical music in the United Kingdom is steadily rising with only 7% being under 31 (compared to 17.4% in France)? To combat this trend, we visit schools and youth communities, opening the door to classical music for the younger generation.
We provide a key to understanding and appreciating humanity's most exceptional artistic creations, not just opera, but all forms of "high art." We demonstrate that there's no need to be afraid of analyzing and seeking meaning in these works and encourage critical thinking!
Since its founding in 2011, Moltopera has reached over 100,000 young people across three countries, encompassing a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and social circumstances.
"Moltopera possesses a remarkable dedication and passion for making opera accessible to young people, which is matched by exceptional musical and artistic quality."
Vice-president of Jeunesses Musicales International
(the largest youth music NGO in the world)
Moltopera - who are we?
Embrace Moltopera, explore the world of opera beyond stereotypes, and help us create a society where more individuals are equipped for and open to complex thinking.
As we always work with emerging artists, we have already been the 'incubator' for more than 70 fascinating musicians, who have won many prestigious awards, succeeded in international competitions, and became acknowledged performers since
Moltopera's founder, Laszlo Agoston, was named a Nordic Goodwill Ambassador and has amassed a following of 145,000 on Facebook,.
We consider ourselves a close-knit company of friends, almost like a family, and we warmly invite young people to join us.
Join Moltopera to delve into the captivating world of opera, aiding us in breaking down stereotypes and fostering a society where an increasing number of individuals are capable of and open to embracing complex thought.
"I strongly believe in their methods and their message thus I’m happy to give my highest recommendation."
President of Budapest Philharmonic Society