Sound Body, Sound Vocal Chords


World Voice Day has been organised yearly since 1999 to demonstrate the importance in our everyday lives of the human voice as one of the most important media of communication, which is also of interest to numerous fields of science. On 16 April, concerts, scientific lectures, and hundreds of other programmes are being organised around the world. The Hungarian State Opera joined World Voice Day in 2014, thanks to Dr. Krisztina Mészáros, PhD, Head Physician of the National Institute of Oncology, Honorary Associate Professor of Eötvös Loránd University, executive member of the Hungarian Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and executive member of the Hungarian Society of Phonetics, Phoniatrics and Logopedics, Éva Bátori, Artist of Merit, singing master of the Hungarian State Opera, and one of the professional directors of WVD. Our night-time concert provides an opportunity for “lay persons” to sing opera arias in the Eiffel theatre room instead of at home in their bathrooms. What’s more, here they will be accompanied by the Opera Orchestra and can even ask the attending five soloists to sing requests from among a long list of arias.

Producer » Éva Bátori

Director » András Aczél

Soloists: Orsolya Sáfár, Csaba Szegedi, Boldizsár László, Bernadett Wiedemann, Krisztián Cser