János Ács was born in Hungary, into a very musical family and was the youngest of four children. He started studying piano and flute with his father as a small child until he entered the conservatory of Budapest and graduated from it at eighteen. In summer 1974 he went to Italy and acquired the italian nationality. He became a rehearsal pianist for operas in big italian theaters like the "Teatro alla Scala" in Milano. Later János Ács conducted in many of the country's opera houses and his extraordinary career began. His success in Italian Operas led to his appointment as a music director of the city theater in Pretoria, South Africa. The next seven years he was the principal conductor of the Opera Colorado in Denver, USA.
Back in italy in 1991 János Ács met Luciano Pavarotti and became his collaborator and conducted many of his world tour concerts in four continents. János Ács was known by Luciano Pavarotti for his sense to "complete the work of art." He made concerts like "Pavarotti a Valencia, Under chitzen -ITZA's piramide in Mexico, Luciano Pavarotti e Roberto Carlos in Concert, Brasil, Pavarotti a Budapest, Finnland and Bilbao, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Lyon, Hannover and "Recital di Luciano Pavarotti in Spoleto" memorable. Not for nothing they were all registered for the television. From 1994 he was the artistic director of Salerno´s Municipal Teatro in Italy. The zeniths of his career went on in 1996 János Ács had the debut of the world premier of Franz Liszt's De Profundis together with his brother, the pianist in Milans Guiseppe Verdi Conservatory. 1998 he accompanied Aretha Franklin at the Grammy Awards in New York with the orchestra and chorus of the Metropolitan Opera Houses. In december 2000 he celebrated an event with the Three Tenors as a conductor in Chicago's Unite Centre, with an auditorium of 60.000 people. Concerts in Bejing and Hong-Kong followed in summer 2001, he also was their conductor in Japan, Korea and Mexico until he was the one and only conducting them in their historic last Three Tenors concert in Bath, England. (Source: the official website of Maestro János Ács)
János Ács arrives at Budapest to conduct on 31st March and 2nd April. Both nights two Mascagni pieces, Cavelleria Rusticana and Messa Di Gloria will be on.
For production details and casts click HERE.