Hungarian composer Peter Etvös died

Hungarian composer Peter Etvös died

One of the greatest opera composers of our time, the Hungarian conductor Peter Etvös, died at the age of 81, the newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported. His family reported that he died after a long illness.

Etvös is the author of several modern operas, the most famous of which are “Three Sisters”, “Golden Dragon”, “Angels in America”, “Love and Other Demons”. The librettos for the operas were written in Russian, English, German and French, and his first opera in his native Hungarian was released only in 2023.

In addition, he is the author of compositions for the symphony orchestra, madrigal comedies, and several soundtracks for films.

As a conductor, Etvös worked mainly with the music of the 19th century. He was the principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.

For his family, he was twice awarded the Kossuth Prize, the highest award for artists established by the National Assembly. He received the second prize shortly before his death, on March 19.

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