Gusztáv Oláh


Gusztáv Oláh
set and costume designer, head stage director, eternal member
(1901-1956)
Gusztáv Oláh joined the opera in 1921, first working as a set designer and later as a director, spending the last part of his career as the theatre's chief principal director. His work in opera earned him a position among the greatest figures in Hungary's theatre culture. In his capacity as a set designer, he was a representative of the traditional style with which he had grown up and which was fashionable around the world during his active years. Within the limits of this style, however, he produced the maximum degree of artistry, atmosphere and historical accuracy with regard to location. The essence of his work as a director was a meticulous precision and a director's book worked out to the tiniest detail. Just like every great opera director, he worked solely on the basis of the music: he set the movements to the rhythm of the music and its changes in mood. And this is natural, since he was a trained musician and an excellent pianist. For a while, he also directed the Opera's ballet programme, and as principal director he was also virtually the theatre's intellectual leader as well. He was invited abroad quite often, both as a director and as a designer. It was during such a guest assignment that he died, while working on a production of Khovanschchina with conductor Frigyes Fricsay in Munich. As a college professor, he also trained the next generation of directors.

Performances

2019. November 29.2019-11-29
The Nutcracker
2019. November 30.2019-11-30
The Nutcracker
2019. November 30.2019-11-30
The Nutcracker
2019. December 1.2019-12-01
The Nutcracker
2019. December 1.2019-12-01
The Nutcracker
2019. December 4.2019-12-04
The Nutcracker
2019. December 5.2019-12-05
The Nutcracker
2019. December 6.2019-12-06
The Nutcracker
2019. December 7.2019-12-07
The Nutcracker
2019. December 7.2019-12-07
The Nutcracker
2019. December 8.2019-12-08
The Nutcracker
2019. December 11.2019-12-11
The Nutcracker
2019. December 12.2019-12-12
The Nutcracker
2019. December 14.2019-12-14
The Nutcracker
2019. December 14.2019-12-14
La bohème
2019. December 15.2019-12-15
The Nutcracker
2019. December 15.2019-12-15
The Nutcracker
2019. December 16.2019-12-16
La bohème
2019. December 17.2019-12-17
The Nutcracker
2019. December 18.2019-12-18
La bohème
2019. December 19.2019-12-19
The Nutcracker
2019. December 20.2019-12-20
La bohème
2019. December 22.2019-12-22
The Nutcracker
2019. December 22.2019-12-22
La bohème
2019. December 23.2019-12-23
The Nutcracker
2019. December 24.2019-12-24
The Nutcracker
2019. December 25.2019-12-25
The Nutcracker
2019. December 26.2019-12-26
The Nutcracker
2019. December 26.2019-12-26
The Nutcracker
2019. December 27.2019-12-27
The Nutcracker
2019. December 27.2019-12-27
The Nutcracker
2019. December 28.2019-12-28
La bohème
2019. December 29.2019-12-29
The Nutcracker
2019. December 29.2019-12-29
The Nutcracker
2020. January 4.2020-01-04
The Nutcracker
2020. January 5.2020-01-05
The Nutcracker