Who are we?
Opera is not just a browser
Moltopera (the name derives from the fusion of the Italian words "molto" and "opera" meaning "very opera") was formed in 2011 by a handful of freshly graduated musicians at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest.
We want to find a way to attract new audiences to classical concerts and demonstrate that opera can be a real alternative besides movie theatres and Playstations even in the 21st century.
We equally work to showcase the best emerging talents to the public, providing help, tuition, work, and promotion materials, an 'incubator' for our entrant musicians at their most vulnerable ages.
New talents for the new audiences in an approachable way - this is Moltopera.
Who do young people listen to the most? To other young people. That's why we work with artists mostly from their age in all of our productions. Our message is more relatable for them if they hear it from performers who could be their elder brothers or sisters.
We also now that young people can be the harshest critics so we can not take our singers' tender age as an excuse. At Moltopera we believe that there is no difference between singing in the most prestigious concert venues or in a small remote town's school - the artistic standards must be the same. Maybe we even have to focus better when we are in the second situation. Our visit might be the only chance in many people's lifetime to get to know classical music...
We both have 'educational' and 'artistic' performances. We like to reflect on our school and introductory programmes as the first level, where people new to opera can prepare themselves and tune into opera before they attend our artistic performances.
We know that our audience's attention span is many times shorter than the average opera-goer's, so we mostly play short pieces and we also have good experience in performing longer opera's shortened versions with commentaries. Instead of a full orchestra, we can also work with a single piano accompaniment making our work more accessible for everyone.
We love strange venues and strange venues love us! We have already performed in many of the most prestigious places from opera theatres to huge concert halls but enjoyed the buzz of extraordinary youth-crowded venues like ruin pubs or one of Europe's biggest pop-rock festival, the Sziget.
We strongly believe that we need to take the first step towards our audience, we can not wait for people not knowing about our genre to visit our concerts! We have to be the ones actively looking for opportunities to meet them and make them aware of their classical cultural heritage.
We play Xbox, too, and we love it! But also Mozart, Haydn and Mascagni are part of our lives. We know how hard it is to find the motivation to stand up from a couch and instead of playing a video game going out to watch a production that requires preparation, focused intellectual attention and deep thinking.
But we try really hard to give you an opportunity and a reason to do so.