Szilveszter Ókovács

Fotó: Emmer László

Born in Veszprém, Hungary, in 1969, he studied at the Academy of Music in Győr, before studying at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. He taught singing and opera history at the Vác Conservatory. He sang at the Budapest Chamber Opera and at the Hungarian National Philharmonic. He went on to become a development consultant at the Ministry of Education and hosted programmes on Bartók Radio, Hír TV and later on Klasszik Radio. He was head of the Erkel Theatre, Budapest, then Director of Communications at the Hungarian State Opera. He worked also as a member of the Finance Committee of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. From August 2011 to August 2012 he was Government Commissioner of the Hungarian State Opera, where in 2012 he became Acting General Director. Since January 2013, he has been General Director of the Hungarian State Opera.