Artistic director of the Hungarian State Opera and director of the Gala
Ferenc Anger started his studies in his home town of Szeged. As a member of the Hungarian State Opera's chorus, he completed his degree in theatre studies at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in a course led by Levente Osztovits, going on to study theatre directing at Venice's IUAV.
As a thesis production, he staged Verdi's Otello at the National Theatre of Szeged in April of 2008, with the title role twice being sung by José Cura. He has regularly been invited back there since: following Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Rossini's Le copte Ory and Liszt's Don Sanche, ou Le château de l'amour, he staged Puccini's Tosca there in spring 2015. He has directed at the Hungarian State Opera, Müpa, The Margaret Island Open-air Stage, and in Pécs and Győr. In December 2014, he staged three one-act operas in two Italian cities: Pisa and Chieti. Ferenc Anger has also translated numerous operas into Hungarian. Since 2013 he has directed many productions at the Hungarian State Opera such as Ariadne auf Naxos, The Rake's Progress, Farnace, Il trittico, La traviata, Les dialogues des Carmelites, Béla's Flight/Prince Pikkó. In the 2017/18 Ring Season he is to stage the Hungarian premiere of Die Rheinnixen by Offenbach.