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The New Year's invocation at the Erkel Theatre will feature a newly commissioned work from poet Árpád Kollár, Karina Sarkissova's new ballet choreographed to an excerpt from Wagner's youthful Symphony in C major, Wagnerian architect Gábor Zoboki representing the scientific world with his New Year's address and a new overture written for the occasion by composer Attila Pacsay, as the entire company of the Hungarian State Opera sends its greetings to the audience and, through the M5 channel, Hungarians living abroad. Wagner thought very highly of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, even going so far as to create a piano transcription of the work, used quotes from it, and even conducted it. The work's Hungarian premiere was conducted by Ferenc Erkel, at the helm of the predecessors to the Opera's modern ensembles.

Pacsay: Overture 2018
Sarkissova/Wagner: Ballet interlude
Árpád Kollár: New Year's poem
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Featuring: Hungarian National Ballet, István Kovács, Lúcia Megyesi-Schwartz, Tibor Szappanos, Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
Hosts: Noémi Morvai, Szilveszter Ókovács
Director: András Aczél

Start time  19:30
End time   22:30



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