László Ágoston

This article is about the Hungarian baritone and diretcor. For the writer, see László T. Ágoston.
The native form of this personal name is Ágoston László András. This article uses the Western name order.
László Ágoston
Background information
Birth name Ágoston László András
Born (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986
Origin Budapest, Hungary
Genres Opera
Occupation(s) Singer, director, manager
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts Moltopera Company, Kayamar
Website agostonlaszlo.com

László András Ágoston (born 25 July 1986) is a Hungarian baritone and operatic singer. He is also the musical manager of Kayamar (né Viktor Magyaróvári), and the founder of the Moltopera Company.


Early life

László András Ágoston was born in Budapest in 1986. His mother was a primary school teacher, his father is writer László T. Ágoston. He was interested in the stage from his childhood, earning success first in poetry recitals. In his teens he was awarded the Attila József-prize, Vörösmarty-medallion, Kalidoszkóp-prize and finally the highest amateur award, the Radnóti-diploma. In the Attila József competition he also entered the musical category and later chose the opera genre at the age of 18, although as an actor he participated in TV-shows and theater performances. His career had a promising start.

High schools

As he had no musical training before the age of 17 (beside attending to the marketing-PR and journalism faculty of Budapest College of Communication and Business) he behooved himself to serious preparations instantly. After four years of concentrated learning and some successes in smaller vocal competitions he got admission for the first try to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

He earned good reputation in both institutions receiving the highest state granted scholarship the Fellowship granted by the Republic, winning 1st prize in the Conference of Scientific Students' Associations (TDK) and a special award in the National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations with his research in the field of advertising in music. (Later he held presentations in this topic in several conferences).[1][2]

In the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, he was elected president of the Student Union in his junior year when he introduced big changes in the student life of the university.[3] He was invited as a soloist to many graduation concerts.


After his graduation in the Franz Liszt Academy of Music he gathered the "best young musicians he knew"[4] and formed the Moltopera Company and started to manage a few of them personally.

His client, Marianna Sipos, won the right to sing in the ARD International Music Competition,[5] Kayamar won 1st prize in T-mobile's composers' competition.[6]

From 2011-13 was secretary general of the Jeunesses Musicales Hungary, the Hungarian branch of the largest youth music NGO in the world.


After graduating in 2011 in the Franz Liszt Academy of Music he instantly founded Moltopera, a company of young opera singers aiming to make the genre of opera "understandable and likeable" again, even for young audiences.[7]

Moltopera became known and popular very soon, even they 3rd performance ever has been given in the great hall of Palace of Arts in front of 400 renowned opera managers in the showcase of International Artist Managers' Association congress. After this occasion Moltopera received invitation to one of the largest European youth festivals, the Sziget Festival,[8] to the National Theater of Pécs.[9] and, on 3 November 2012, they gave their first all night performance (Mozart's Magic flute) in the Festival Theater.[10][11]

Moltopera debuted in the Hungarian State Opera on 23 November 2014 with the Zsófi Geréb-directed L'isola disabitata. The Hopping from the Seraglio, is a children's version of The Abduction from the Seraglio.[12]


  1. "Konferencia a márkák, a reklámok és a zene kapcsolatáról.". kreativ.hu. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  2. "Ők is BKF-esek". bkf.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  3. Ágoston, László (December 2010). "Szerintem jók vagyunk!" (PDF). Figaro (in Hungarian). p. 3. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  4. Végh, Dániel (24 January 2012). "Ágoston László: "Kizárólag tradicionális rendezésben gondolkodunk"". fidelio.hu. Fidelio Média Kft. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  5. Végh, Dániel (30 May 2012). "Sipos Marianna: "Szerencsés vagyok, hogy idáig eljuthattam"". fidelio.hu. Fidelio Média Kft. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  6. "Kihirdették a ReZene, reklámfilmzene-pályázat nyerteseit!". t-mobile.hu (in Hungarian). 16 February 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  7. "Who are we". moltopera.com. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  8. Németh, Bálint (13 August 2012). "Ötödszörre az igazi". fidelio.hu. Fidelio Média Kft. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  9. Végh, Dániel (8 February 2013). "Pécsett is bemutatkozott a Moltopera". fidelio.hu. Fidelio Média Kft. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  10. Végh, Dániel (6 November 2012). "Szintet ugrott a Moltopera". fidelio.hu. Fidelio Média Kft. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  11. Végh, Dániel (24 January 2012). "Ágoston László: "Kizárólag tradicionális rendezésben gondolkodunk"". fidelio.hu. Fidelio Média Kft. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  12. "12 new Moltopera-performances in the Hungarian State Opera". Moltopera.hu. 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/7/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.