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Michael Halász

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Exemplifying the efficacy of good recordings, conductor Michael Halász provides attained worldwide recognition for his extensive Naxos discography. Completely ready to seize the chance to protect his interpretations on disk, the conductor provides won solid approbation for both orchestral functions and many operas, which critics driven warranted highest suggestion. After his effective documenting of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, also stronger accolades anticipated his Fidelio with Inga Nielsen, Gösta Winbergh, and Kurt Moll, performers who matched the very best initiatives of other renowned casts. For details and propulsiveness, Halász’s very own work demanded evaluation with the very best of these who acquired preceded him. Educated being a bassoonist, Halász started his professional profession as primary bassoonist within the Philharmonia Hungarica. After eight years with this ensemble, he elected to teach being a conductor in Essen, eventually producing his podium debut at Munich’s Gardenplatztheater in 1972. For another 3 years, he aimed the theater’s operetta productions before shifting to Frankfurt to assume the positioning of primary Kapellmeister under Christoph von Dohnányi. In Frankfurt, he discovered a thorough opera repertory and, in 1977, he adopted Dohnányi to Hamburg to keep his are principal Kapellmeister. The next yr, Halász was appointed general music movie director in the Hagen Opera and continued to be in that placement until his engagement as resident conductor in the Vienna Staatsoper in 1991. While mainly devoting himself to his main positions, the conductor offers approved guest-conducting engagements and is a regular visitor towards the documenting studio. Furthermore to his opera recordings, Halász offers taped several orchestral functions for Naxos, especially symphonies of Beethoven and Mahler and two quantities of symphonic poems by Liszt, the second option greeted with specifically warm evaluations. His cooperation with cellist Maria Kliegel within the cello concertos of Elgar and Dvorák also elicited positive remarks. Essential works within the choral repertory, as well, have been documented by Halász, including Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C small and Kyrie in D small, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. For the Naxos sister label Marco Polo, Halász offers documented functions by Anton Rubinstein, Myaskovsky, Goldmark, and Franz Schmidt. Franz Schrecker’s opera Der Ferne Klang, documented for Marco Polo, was consequently re-released within the Naxos label.

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Date Of Birth May 21, 1938
Profession Conductor
Albums Nutcracker / Swan Lake, Fidelio, Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" / Leonora Overture No. 2, Le nozze di Figaro, Konzertstück for Cello and Orchestra / Sonata for Cello and Piano / Ruralia Hungarica, Violin Concertos nos. 4, 6 and 7 / Scènde de ballet / Air varié no. 4 "Montagnard", The Flying Dutchman / Tannhäuser / Lohengrin (Orchestral Highlights), Symphony no. 7 / no. 10, Schreker: Ferne Klang (Der), Symphony No. 4 & Academic Festival Overture, Symphony No. 1 "Titan" (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Michael Halász), Don Giovanni, Symphony No. 7 (Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Michael Halász), MAHLER: Symphony No. 9, Symphony no. 9, D. 944 "Great", Strauss, R.: Symphony No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 12, Stabat Mater / Ordeo Canata (Camerata Budapest feat. conductor: Michael Halasz, soprano: Julia Faulkner, alto: Anna Gonda), Symphonies Nos.3 & 6, Symphony No.3/Leonora Overture No.1, Mozart: Nozze Di Figaro (Le) (The Marriage of Figaro), MAHLER: Symphony No. 7, Symphony no. 9, Goldmark: Symphony No. 2, Op. 35 / Penthesilea, Op. 31, Symphonic Poems, Vol. 1, Der ferne Klang, Famous Tenor Arias, Schmidt, F.: Symphony No. 1 / Notre Dame, Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck for Cello / Cello Sonata / Ruralia Hungarica, Cello Concertos, The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43, Bel Canto, Rossini: Overtures - La Gazza Ladra - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - La Cenerentola - Semiramide, Overtures, The Magic Flute (Highlights), Rossini Overtures, Haydn: Opera Overtures, Das Lied von der Erde (Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, feat. mezzo-soprano: Ruxandra Donose, tenor: Thomas Harper), Symphonies no. 5 & no. 6 "Pastoral", Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 / Academic Festival Overture (Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, feat. conductor: Michael Halász), Mozart: Mass No. 18 in C Minor, K. 427, 'Great' / Kyrie in D Minor, K. 341, Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9, FAURE: Requiem / PERGOLESI: Stabat Mater, Symphonies nos. 8 & 5, Symphonies 1-9, Voy al Gimnasio. Música Clásica para Hacer Deporte, Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" - Leonora Overture No. 2, Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 “Unfinished”, Symphonies #1-9
Movies Johann Strauss: Aschenbrodel, Trilogy of Love: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, Russian Fireworks


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dionysia 2015 performer: "Orpheus, S98"
Chef's Table 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Lazarus Effect 2015 performer: "Queen of the Night Aria from The Magic Flute"
La famille Bélier 2014 performer: "La Vestale Acte II - O nume tutelar" - as M. Halasz
Les yeux jaunes des crocodiles 2014 performer: "Le Lac des Cignes - Act 1 - Valse" - as M. Halasz
Spark: A Burning Man Story 2013 Documentary "Nutcracker IV: Russian Dance Trepek"
What's in a Name? 2012 performer: "Overture - Tannhauser" - as M. Halasz
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 performer: "L'Ultima Prova" from "Don Giovanni", "Ah, Signor Per Carita" from "Don Giovanni", "Don Giovanni a Cenar Teco" from "Don Giovanni" - as Michael Halasz
Death in Paradise 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tree of Life 2011 performer: "Symphony No. 1"
Kick-Ass 2010 performer: "The Barber of Seville Overture"
Outpost 2008 performer: "Der Fliegende Holländer The Flying Dutchman - Overture"
Captivity 2007 performer: "March of the Priests" - as Michael Halász
Just Friends 2005/I performer: "La Gazza Ladra The Thieving Magpie"
Bad Santa 2003 performer: "Overture"
Mariées mais pas trop 2003 performer: "Le Barbier de Seville"
Visitors 2003 performer: "La Donna E Mobile" from Rigoletto
The Sum of All Fears 2002 performer: "Romance: Io la vidi e al suo sorriso"
Pact 2001 Short performer: "Overture From The Barber Of Seville"
Je rentre 2001 performer: "LOHENGRIN - Prélude Vorspiel 1 Aufzug"
Stiff Upper Lips 1998 performer: "La Gazza Ladra Overture", "William Tell Overture"
Sour Grapes 1998 performer: "Overture, from La gazza ladr
The Soul Sings 1997 TV Movie performer: "Ah! Si ben mio"

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