Program


Hunyadi László

Hunyadi László

Ferenc Erkel
HUNYADI LÁSZLÓ
Opera in four acts, in three parts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English subtitles

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If all seats are sold out for the selceted time, 64 standing seats at reasonable prices for the 3rd floor balcony become available 2 hours before the start of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Opera House ticket office and online. Please note there is limited view from the side seats and the standing places, but the performance can be followed on screens.

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Last event date: Friday, March 22 2024 6:00PM

János Hunyadi is responsible for the tolling of bells around the world; Mátyás Hunyadi is the hero of a string of folk tales; László Hunyadi inspired “only” an opera. An opera that is actually about his younger brother, the last great King of Hungary, or at least the events leading up to his rule. However, our current aim is not to raise László from the dead, who was the reason for and explanation to why Mátyás Hunyadi ended up on the throne. True that the original score, heard for the first time in almost ninety years, provides an excellent opportunity to play the part of the knight, executed while he was still young. The purpose of this production is to stage a piece authentic to the original and to use it to showcase the Opera’s artistic and technical possibilities.
The production of this work was created based on the critical edition series Ferenc Erkel Operas from the Department of  Hungarian Music History of the Institute for Musicology of the Research Centre for the Humanities.
 
AUTHORS
Composer: Ferenc Erkel
Libretto based on Lőrinc Tóth's drama 'Két László' by: Béni Egressy
Text reworked by: Szilveszter Ókovács
Urtext score by: Katalin Szacsvay Kim
Director: Szilveszter Ókovács
Artistic consultant: András Almási-Tóth
Set and costume designer: Krisztina Lisztopád
Animation designer: Zsombor Czeglédi
Scenist: Miklós Resz
Artistic assistant: Erika Tóth
Assistant director: Mária Anna Kovács
Choreographer: Tamás Solymosi
Assistant to the choreographer: Marianna Venekei
Company répétiteur: Attila Szakács
Répétiteurs of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute: Olga Chernakova | Dmitrij Taraszovics Kirejko
English surtitles: Kinga Keszthelyi
Director of the Children's Chorus: Nikolett Hajzer
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

CAST
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár | Levente Zsíros
King László V: Adorján Pataki
Ulrik Cillei, the regent: András Palerdi
Erzsébet Szilágyi: Klára Kolonits
László Hunyadi: Szabolcs Brickner
Mátyás Hunyadi: Laura Topolánszky
Miklós Gara: Krisztián Cser
Mária Gara: Kinga Kriszta | Rita Rácz
Rozgonyi: Lőrinc Kósa
Featuring dancers of the Hungarian National Ballet | the students of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute

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