2020

Moltopera

Moltopera is an independent opera company, established in 2011. We have delivered over 300+ concerts and educational programmes in Germany and Hungary during the last 8 years.

Now – after a successful pilot in Manchester and at the Durham University – we build the company’s UK branch with a series of 12 programmes in 6 venues hopefully funded by the Arts Council.

Our goal is to open the world of high art and critical thinking for people in less privileged areas.

Our programmes are based on participation, interactivity and humour but delivered by the best trained emerging artist to provide a first-class artistic experience.

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Moltopera

Moltopera is an independent opera company, established in 2011. We have delivered over 300+ concerts and educational programmes in Germany and Hungary during the last 8 years.

Now – after a successful pilot in Manchester and at the Durham University – we build the company’s UK branch with a series of 12 programmes in 6 venues hopefully funded by the Arts Council.

Our goal is to open the world of high art and critical thinking for people in less privileged areas.

Our programmes are based on participation, interactivity and humour but delivered by the best trained emerging artist to provide a first-class artistic experience.

What do we want to achieve?

Most people don’t understand high art simply because nobody has taught them how to appreciate it before.

Mozart’s music is timeless but less and less people find joy listening to it as more and more of our society turns away from complexity in every area of life. Our mission might sound too ambitious but through our programme, we want to spread not only the love of classical music but also the culture of critical thinking.

The very core of our programme is not just to play fantastic music with talented performers but we aim to challenge it.

We must dare to ask questions, analyse and help our audience understand why and how it works, what makes the difference between the mediocre and ingenious. Fortunately enough we have both quantity and quality of material at hand: the quintessence of classical music that has been judged and filtered down by hundreds of years that have passed since its creation without eroding their value.

We bring opera to venues where it is rarely performed and try our best to reach people who have less access to high art and classical music.

Most people don’t understand high art simply because nobody has taught them how to appreciate it before.

Mozart’s music is timeless but less and less people find joy listening to it as more and more of our society turns away from complexity in every area of life. Our mission might sound too ambitious but through our programme, we want to spread not only the love of classical music but also the culture of critical thinking.

The very core of our programme is not just to play fantastic music with talented performers but we aim to challenge it.

We must dare to ask questions, analyse and help our audience understand why and how it works, what makes the difference between the mediocre and ingenious. Fortunately enough we have both quantity and quality of material at hand: the quintessence of classical music that has been judged and filtered down by hundreds of years that have passed since its creation without eroding their value.

We bring opera to venues where it is rarely performed and try our best to reach people who have less access to high art and classical music.

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: Everybody, who doesn’t like classical music.”

We target those people who had no chance – or they just missed it – to learn about classical music and now feel like they can not enter the world of high culture without somebody’s help.

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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: Everybody, who doesn’t like classical music.”

We target those people who had no chance – or they just missed it – to learn about classical music and now feel like they can not enter the world of high culture without somebody’s help.

In every city we visit we will hold a “family” concert (open and suitable for both adults and children because we know that being remote from classical culture can happen in all ages and in all circumstances)

and and educational performance at school (for youngsters aged between 12-18).

We want to raise curiosity in those who may have never thought of classical music as an interesting subject before.

Our company of singers have been chosen from some of the best trained young emerging artists with the aim to help them start their careers.

Celebrating participation

We don’t believe in frontal education – we celebrate participation. Both in our school and theatre programmes we use the tools of theatre pedagogy, and drama itself as a medium. We ask members of our audience to come on stage and actively participate by instructing the singers, making up the stage directions together and their opinions are frequently asked.

We don’t analyse music for them – we do it with them. We try to avoid proclaiming truths but rather ask good questions that they can answer for themselves hopefully getting them involved in not just the music but also in the healthy and constructive criticism of what the performers are doing on stage.

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Celebrating participation

We don’t believe in frontal education – we celebrate participation. Both in our school and theatre programmes we use the tools of theatre pedagogy, and drama itself as a medium. We ask members of our audience to come on stage and actively participate by instructing the singers, making up the stage directions together and their opinions are frequently asked.

We don’t analyse music for them – we do it with them. We try to avoid proclaiming truths but rather ask good questions that they can answer for themselves hopefully getting them involved in not just the music but also in the healthy and constructive criticism of what the performers are doing on stage.

Our mission

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Moltopera United Kingdom

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Laszlo Agoston
founder, director, baritone
Nordic Goodwill Ambassador

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Katalin Csillagh
artistic director, pianist
Steinway-artist

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Eszter Balogh
mezzo
Winner
of Handel Singing Competition (London)

 

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Benjamin Beeri
tenor
2nd prize winner
at Virtuosos Classical Talent Show

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Audrey Gabor
sopran

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Virag Pazmany
visual artist

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