Program


A kairói lúd, avagy a rászedett vőlegény

A kairói lúd, avagy a rászedett vőlegény

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
L’oca del Cairo, ossia Lo sposo deluso (The Goose of Cairo or The Deluded Bridegroom)

Pasticcio in two acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

After the success of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mozart set himself to composing two new operas, but gave up on both of them. In terms of style. We can regard the two fragmentary comedies L'oca del Cairo and Lo sposo deluso as precursors to Figaro and Così, and at times even the world of Don Giovanni is discernable. The completed parts were never staged in Mozart's lifetime, but since his death, however, several successful pasticcios, meaning performances sewn together from excerpts from multiple musical works, have been made. 

In idea cherished by General Director Szilveszter Ókovács for 25 years: to present Mozart's thus-far unknown opera, under the baton of Pál Németh and in a production directed by Attila Toronykőy.

General cast

Conductor Pál Németh
Don Pippo István Kovács
Celidora Anikó Bakonyi
Calandrino Gergely Biri
Lionetto János Szerekován
Lavina Zita Váradi
Biondello Péter Balczó
Auretta Bori Keszei
Chichibio Máté Fülep

Credits

Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte / Giovanni Battista Varesco
Concept by Attila Toronykőy / Szilveszter Ókovács
Music edited by Pál Németh
Italian libretto supplemented by Éva Lax
Director Attila Toronykőy
Set and costume designer 
Katalin Juhász
Dramaturg, Hungarian surtitles 
Judit Kenesey
English surtitles 
Arthur Roger Crane
Assistant chorus master 
Dániel Erdélyi
Chorus director 
Gábor Csiki