Program


Messa di Gloria / Lidércek

Messa di Gloria / Lidércek

Mass for soloists, a four-part choir and orchestra in A Major, in Italian
Featuring the Hungarian Radio Chorus

Messa di Gloria
Mass for soloists, a four-part choir and orchestra in A Major, in Italian

General cast

Conductor: Leonardo Sini
Tenor: Boldizsár László
Baritone: Zoltán Kelemen

Credits

Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

Giselle – Extracts

Premiered in 1841, Giselle is perhaps the sole Romantic ballet that continues to be performed on every major ballet stage in the world today. The plot originates from a German legend: the wilis are brides who died before their weddings. They rise from their graves at midnight to haunt the moonlit valleys, and woe to those whom they entice to dance with them! They'll be mercilessly danced to death! As librettist Théophile Gautier put it, “The ballet came to be intimately and fertilely pervaded by everything that is mysterious, remote and unearthly.” In this fairy tale-like story, Giselle's supernatural existence after dying of a broken heart serves as the vehicle for depicting the tensions that develop between men and women, making this one of the most complex and difficult leading roles in the history of ballet. The work imposes strenuous technical demands on all of the performers: only the very finest dancers of classical ballet are capable of credibly reflecting Giselle's etherealness, the impetuosity of the male characters and the delicate movements of the wilis.
This work is being presented in the “Moscow version” created by legendary Russian choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky, as interpreted by the artists of the Hungarian National Ballet.

Composer: Adolphe Adam
Choreographer: Leonid Lavrovsky
Librettist: Théophile Gautier
Costume designer: Nelly Vágó
Répétiteurs: Mikhail Lavrovsky
Company répétiteurs: György Szirb / Ildikó Pongor / Marianna Venekei / Angéla Kövessy / Imre Dózsa / Mária Aradi

Le Villi (The Willis)
Opera in two acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

General cast

Conductor: Leonardo Sini
Anna: Adrienn Miksch
Guglielmo: Zoltán Kelemen
Roberto: Boldizsár László

Credits

Librettist: Ferdinando Fontana
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

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