World Voice Day

World Voice Day is celebrated around the world on April 16 with a programme series that puts the importance of the human voice in the spotlight. The chairman of the international organising committee is Swedish professor Johan Sundberg, and the coordinator for Hungary is otolaryngologist and phoniatrics specialist Prof. Tamás Hacki MD. The Hungarian State Opera joined the event in 2014 through the efforts of Dr. Krisztina Mészáros (otolaryngologist, phoniatrist and audiologist), head doctor of the Hungarian National Institute of Oncology and opera singer and Artist of Merit Éva Bátori. Following the success of last year’s event, the programme series will be repeated at the Erkel Theatre, where interested members of the public are invited to participate in presentations and concerts.

Presenter for the day’s events: Éva Bátori, opera singer and Artist of Merit

11 am, 1st floor
Opening speech by Prof. Tamás Hacki MD, otolaryngologist and phoniatrics specialist and WVD coordinator for Hungary

11:15 am, 1st floor
Comparing the trained and untrained voice
A presentation by Dr. Krisztina Mészáros and Miklós Gábriel Tulics based on the voice patterns of Dr. Krisztina Mészáros and Éva Bátori

12 pm, 1st floor
“Reporting the facts...”
Tamás Vitray, Kossuth Prize-winning journalist, reporter and Artist of Excellence, speaks with the members of the Rehabilitation group of the Institute of Oncology
(video recording)
Featured in the video: Magdi Rúzsa, Fonogram and Artisjus award-winning singer, Éva Bátori, Artist of Merit, and the members of the Larynx Surgery Patients’ Club
Ticket price: 500 Ft/person

1 pm – 1:30 pm, Kodály Hall
Exhibit of works of fine arts by musicians
Opening the exhibit by Attila Gallai, president of the Society of Creative Musicians
Exhibited works: Creative works by Lívia Budai, Etelka Csavlek, Ildikó Iván, Maria Teresa Uribe, János Krasznai, as well as by Katalin Hiti, Zoltán Réti and Zoltán Horváth.
Visiting the exhibit is free of charge, but on 16 April must be arranged through either preliminary registration ( or by showing a ticket for any of the WVD programmes.

2 pm - 3:30 pm, 1st floor
Beginners and intermediates on the small stage
Invited guests include:
The “Beginners”: Anna Fischer (Vienna Conservatory), Zsuzsanna Kaffehr (Béla Bartók High School of Music), Theodora Raftis (Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music) Benjamin Bozi (King Saint Stephen High School of Music) and Dániel Kurucz (University of Theatre and Film Arts),
and the “Intermediates”: Gabriella Balga, Bori Keszei, Adrienn Miksch, Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Zita Szemere, Tivadar Kiss, András Palerdi, Gyula Rab, and Tamás Tarjányi
Piano accompanists: Pálma Hidegkuti and Lilián Jászberényi
Programme compiled by Éva Bátori
Director: András Aczél

János Vajda: The Late One (set to a poem by János Arany) – Dániel Kurucz
R. Schumann: In der Fremde – Zsuzsanna Kaffehr
G. Donizetti: La fille du régiment
Marie’s aria (Chacun le sait) – Theodora Raftis
W.A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro’s aria (Non più andrai) – Benjamin Bozi
Susanna’s aria (Deh, vieni, non tardar) – Bori Keszei
The Countess’s aria (Dove sono i bei momenti) – Adrienn Miksch
The Countess and Susanna’s duet (Sull’aria) – Adrienn Miksch and Bori Keszei
W.A. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Konstanze’s aria (Martern aller Arten) – Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
W.A. Mozart: The Magic Flute
Sarastro’s aria (In diesen heil’gen Hallen) – András Palerdi
G. Rossini: La Cenerentola
Cenerentola’s aria (Nacqui all’affanno) – Gabriella Balga
G. Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Almaviva’s aria (Ecco ridente in cielo) – Gyula Rab
G. Verdi: Rigoletto
Gilda’s aria (Caro nome) – Zita Szemere
F. von Flotow: Martha
Lyonel’s aria (Ah, so fromm, ah, so traut) – Tamás Tarjányi
L. Bernstein: Candide
Cunegonde’s aria (Glitter and be gay) – Anna Fischer
E. di Capua: O sole mio – Tivadar Kiss
Ticket price: 500 Ft/person

6 pm – 8 pm, 1st floor
Artists Unmasked
series with Éva Bátori – The unfamiliar faces of familiar artists
Guest artist: Tamás Konok, a Kossuth prize-winning painter and sculptor recognised as an “artist of the nation”
At the end of the programme of music and conversation, an informal chat will continue over a coffee and the invited artist’s favourite cake.
(The programme is in Hungarian)
Ticket price: 2000 Ft/person

7 pm, Main Stage
Der Freischütz
Romantic opera in two parts, three acts, in German with Hungarian surtitles


2016. April 16., Sat, 11:00
2016. April 16., Sat, 14:00