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Mozartian Chamber Treats

Even though it’s cold outside, the Opera is still providing cheerful winter goodies to consume. This dessert consists of three courses. Mozart’s one-act theatre parody, Der Schauspieldirektor, shows how the life of a theatre director is certainly not an easy one when several singers are vying for the prima donna spot. The second piece, about the wives of King Henry VIII, a monarch who was liberal in dispensing both kisses and death, is a production that employs text by Shakespeare and music by the king himself, and not without a bit of black humour, either. And finally: The Telephone. A boy wants to confess his love to a girl, except the girl is next to the telephone, and any time it rings, she has to pick it up. Through a charming opera from the 1970s, the audience will get to see a problem that has since grown to serious proportions.

 

The Wives of Henry VIII

Chamber play with music, with Hungarian and English surtitles

General cast

Henry VIII
 
Kristóf Widder / Pallag Márton
 
Henry's wives
 
Eszter Zavaros
 
Coutrier
 
Balázs Csémy

Credits

Librettist
 
Balázs Csémy / Kristóf Widder
 
Director
 
Kristóf Widder
 
Dramaturg
 
Molnár Szabolcs
 
Musical composition
 
Eszter Zavaros / Molnár Szabolcs / Kristóf Widder / Balázs Csémy
 
Featuring on piano
 
Jászberényi Lilian

 

Premiere
 
May 27, 2016

The Telephone

Comic opera in one act, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

General cast

Conductor
 
Sámuel Tóth
 
Lucy
 
Orsolya Sáfár
 
Ben
 
Attila Erdős
 
The telephone
 
Levente Bajári

 

Credits

Librettist
 
Gian Carlo Menotti
 
Translator
 
Klára Huszár
 
Director
 
András Almási-Tóth
 
Set designer
 
One Nikon
 
Costume designer
 
Krisztina Lisztopád
 
Choreographer
 
Klári Pataky

 

Premiere
 
Sept. 21, 2013

Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario)

Singspiel in one act, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

General cast

Conductor
 
Sámuel Tóth
 
Hans Buff, an impresario
 
Zoltán Bátki Fazekas

 

 
Brigitte Herz, his wife
 
Bernáth Éva
 
Selim Hekeri, a plastics mogul
 
Köles Ferenc
 
Julia Silberklang, an amateur primadonna
 
Ayane Imai
 
Johann Vogelsang, a tenor
 
Tibor Szappanos

Credits

Composer
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
Prose after the libretto of Johann Gottlieb Stephanie by
 
Gergely Litkai
 
Hungarian lyrics
 
Miklós Szabó
 
Director
 
Máté Szabó
 
Set designer
 
Róbert Menczel
 
Costume designer
 
Ildikó Tihanyi