Lajos Csákovics


Lajos Csákovics
Literary Translator

Lajos Csákovics graduated from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts with a degree in animation design (2001) and a teaching qualification in drawing and environmental culture (2003). He first took up opera translation as a hobby in 1988. Since 2010 he has edited the "Én és az operák” ("Me and the operas”) blog, where he publishes the archive of rare texts that comprises his own translations and his collection of librettos. Over the course of his operatic work, he has worked with such creative artists as Tamás Pál, György Selmeczi, Balázs Kovalik, Attila Toronykőy and András Almási-Tóth.

Literary translations:
Marschner–Devrient: Hans Heiling, excerpts, 2003, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik
Rubinstein–Viskovatov: The Demon, excerpts, 2006, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik
Sári–Gutjahr: Sonnenfinsternis, 2009, Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Zsolt Hamar, director: Balázs Kovalik
Handel–Miniato: Xerxes, jointly with Balázs Kovalik, 2009, Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik
Haydn–Lorenzi: La fedeltà premiata, excerpts, 2009, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik
Donizetti–Giraldoni: Il giovedì grasso, 2014, National Theatre of Szeged, conductor: Tamás Pál, director: Attila Toronykőy
Dohnányi–Góth: Der Tenor, 2014, Erkel Theatre, conductor: Gergely Vajda, Balázs Kocsár, director: András Almási-Tóth
Bizet–Gallet: Djamileh, 2015, "FrenchLateNight", a production of the Hungarian State Opera at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, director: Balázs Viktor, conductor: Géza Köteles
Wagner: Das Liebesverbot, 2015, Erkel Theatre, a joint production of the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera and the Hungarian State Opera, conductor: György Selmeczi, director: Máté Szabó
Donizetti–Giraldoni: I pazzi per progetto, 2015, Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Géza Köteles, director: Bálint Szilágyi
Haydn–Goldoni: Il mondo della Luna, 2015, a production of the Hungarian State Opera at the Baroque Theatre of the Royal Palace of Gödöllő, conductor: László Bartal, director: Attila Toronykőy
Weber–Planché: Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath, 2017, Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera, a joint production of the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera and the Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Zsolt Jankó, director: György Selmeczi

Hungarian-language surtitles:
Verdi: I vespri siciliani, 2009
Boito: Mefistofele, 2010
Mozart: Ascanio in Alba, 2010
Verdi: Giovanna D'Arco, 2013
Verdi: I masnadieri, 2013
Verdi: Luisa Miller, 2013
Verdi: Stiffelio, 2013
Verdi: Il trovatore, 2015
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montechi, 2016

Other musical dramatic works:
M. Haydn: Andromeda e Perseo, Kőszeg, conductor and director: Tamás Pál, 2004 – Assistant director
Verdi at Lake Balaton – Hungarian-language song gala compiled from works by Verdi, Zamárdi, 2013
Mozart: The Magic Flute for Children, Hungarian State Opera, 2014 – Dramaturg
Bellini: I puritani – condensed Hungarian-language version, Zamárdi, 2015

Performances

2020. January 9.2020-01-09
Mefistofele — MÜPA
2020. May 30.2020-05-30
Stiffelio