Program


Siegfried-idyll / Chrysanthemums

Siegfried-idyll / Chrysanthemums

Balázs Szálinger
Siegfried-idyll / Chrysanthemums

Starting in 2018 and inspired by dramas that are themselves part of opera history, the Opera has attempted to both support contemporary Hungarian literature and serve the cause of opera itself. It first commissioned poet and dramatist Balázs Szálinger, one of the outstanding authors of his generation and one who is much in demand, to write Siegfried Idyll, about the remarkable relationship between Wagner and Nietzsche. He then went on to treat the tragedy of Doria Manfredi, an episode in Puccini’s life full of jealousy, love and misunderstandings, in a piece titled Crisantemi. Serving as the musical background of the former is Géza Köteles’s arrangement of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. In the latter, the moving biographical scenes are accompanied by Puccini’s string quartet Crisantemi and a few marvellous excerpts from his operas.

Siegfried Idyll, or The End of a Friendship

Play with music, in one part, in Hungarian

General cast

Conductor
 
N.N.
 
Richard Wagner
 
András Kőrösi
 
Friedrich Nietzsche
 
Balázs Csémy
 
Cosima Wagner
 
Judit Schell
 
Elisabeth
 
Dóra Létay
 
Ballet dancers
 
N.N.

Credits

Librettist
 
Szálinger Balázs
 
Musical director
 
Géza Köteles
 
Concept by
 
Szilveszter Ókovács
 
Director
 
Péter Kálloy Molnár
 
Set designer
 
László Székely
 
Costume designer
 
Győri Gabi
 
Choreographer
 
Marianna Venekei
 
Featuring
 
the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra's String Quartet

 

Premiere
 
May 13, 2018

Chrysanthemums, or The Death of Liù

Chamber piece with lots of music, in Hungarian

General cast

Elvira
 
Tankó Erika
 
Puccini
 
Olasz Renátó
 
Doria
 
Mészöly Anna
 
Fosca
 
Bajor Lili
 
Giulia
 
Stork Natasa
 
Tenor
 
Gergely Boncsér
 
Soprano
 
Lilla Horti

Credits

Dramatist
 
Szálinger Balázs
 
Music by
 
Giacomo Puccini
 
Concept by
 
Szilveszter Ókovács
 
Director
 
Bálint Szilágyi
 
Visual designer
 
Sándor Márkus
 
Dramaturg
 
Eszter Orbán
 
Music director
 
Géza Köteles
 
Featuring on piano
 
Szilvia Mikó

 

Premiere
 
June 8, 2019