Laszlo Halasz

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Laszlo Halasz (6 June 1905 in Debrecen 26 October 2001 in Port Washington, New York) was an American opera director, conductor, and pianist of Hungarian birth. In 1943 he was appointed the first director of the New York City Opera; a position he held through 1951. He later served on music faculties of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music as part of their conducting and opera departments. He was married to the cellist Suzette Forgues Halasz for more than 50 years.


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