Music Director of the State Opera
Martin Leginus studied orchestra conducting at the State Conservatoire (Zdeněk Bílek) and at the Academy of Music in Bratislava (Ondrej Lenárd, Peter Feranec). He attended International Conducting Master Classes under the leading of Kurt Masur. In 2005, he spent one-term-stay in the Landestheater Detmold, Germany. Martin Leginus cooperated with the Orchestra of the State Opera Budapest, the Oviedo Filarmonía, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Košice, the Orchestra of the State Opera Košice, the Cappella Istropolitana, the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, the Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Musica aeterna; and with soloists Ľubica Vargicová, Adriana Kučerová, Eva Hornyáková, Jolana Fogašová, Terézia Kružliaková, Pavol Breslik, Sergei Larin, Miroslav Dvorský, Oto Klein, Dalibor Jenis, Peter Mikuláš, Markus Forster, Ladislav Fanzowitz, Marián Lapšanský, etc. He made his debut in January 2007 by a successful substitute in Khachaturian’s Spartacus in the Slovak National Theatre. Since 2008 he has been conductor in residence of the Slovak National Theatre. He has conducted Cavalleria rusticana, I pagliacci, Manon Lescaut,Madama Butterfly, Otello, The Bartered Bride, Orfeo ed Euridice, Die Zauberflöte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, I due Foscari, Macbeth, Tibor Frešo‘s Martin and the Sun, Lohengrin, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Ivan the Terrible, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, La Sylphyde and Spartacus. In January 2013 he made his debut at the Prague's State Opera in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Since August 2013, Martin Leginus is the Music Director of the State Opera in Prague.
Update: August 2013