Program


The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

Levente Gyöngyösi
The Master and Margarita

Opera-musical in two acts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
World premiere of the staged version

Contemporary composer Levente Gyöngyösi may already be familiar to the audience from his work in opera: in 2005 the Opera premiered his first work in the genre, The Stork Caliph. As a source for his most recent work, the composer has taken one of the most important novels of 20th century literature, which he composed into a vocal-symphonic musical for soloists and chorus and employing instruments used in popular music. "In principal, this genre works when it entertains. But I have also chosen a weighty literary subject. On the popular side, I am 'making the piece work', while at the same time putting all of my skill and craftsmanship into the symphonic and electronic arrangement.”

Cast

Conductor
 
Gábor Hollerung
 
Woland
 
Krisztián Cser / Péter Kálmán
 
The Master / Yeshua
 
Péter Balczó / Boldizsár László
 
Margarita
 
Orsolya Sáfár
 
Professor Stravinsky / Pontius Pilate
 
Bence Pataki / István Kovács
 
Berlioz / Caiaphas
 
András Hábetler
 
Bezdomny / Levi Matvei
 
Donát Varga / Gergely Ujvári
 
Fagotto
 
Tivadar Kiss
 
Hella
 
Ildikó Szakács
 
Behemoth
 
Gavodi Zoltán
 
Annushka / Slave girl
 
Lili Kocsis
 
Latunsky / Judas
 
Jenő Dékán
 
Policeman / Afranius
 
András Kőrösi
 
Head nurse / Ratslayer, a centurion
 
András Kiss
 
Bosoi, the janitor
 
Bence Gulyás
 
Nurse at the mental hospital
 
Éva Várhelyi
 
Speaker
 
Balázs Csémy
 
First nurse / Jimmy, a drunken vampire from New York
 
Attila Varga-Tóth univ. stud.
 
Second nurse / John, a drunken vampire from New York
 
Boldizsár Zajkás univ. stud.
 
First man / Drunken man / Monsierur Guillotine
 
Richárd Hoffmann
 
Second man / Vinous voice / An important comrade / Nero, the emperor
 
Balázs Papp univ. stud.
 
Young woman at the vaudeville theater / Lucrezia Borgia
 
Gabriella Fenyvesi univ. stud.
 
Cleaning woman
 
Alexandra Ruszó
 
Featuring the Hungarian Circus and Variety Show Artists
 
Eszter Bako / Márk Halasi / Linett Kalántai / Zsuzsanna Lakatos / Kira Szabó / Zsolt Szlavkovszki / Noémi Takács / Laura Tomasovszky
 
Featuring the Students of the Hungarian Dance Academy
 
Eszter Asbolt / Boglárka Bársony / Zsombor Bodó / Liza Csóka / Kristóf Deák / Haanpaa Phet Samurai / Boglárka Holecz / Attila Kercsó / Gábor Kindl / Edmond Kisbakonyi / Mátyás Kovács / Hanna Lentulai / Dorina Mayer / Ábel Mezei / Gergő Nyári / Luca Pecz Péli / Karina Pintér / János Suba / Viktória Tran / Zsófia Tuza

 

Credits

Libretto based on the script by Róbert Bognár and András Schlanger
 
Várady Szabolcs
 
Director
 
Szente Vajk
 
Set and costume designer
 
Kentaur
 
Lighting designer
 
János Madarász 'Madár'
 
Choreographer
 
Turi Lajos Péter
 
English surtitles
 
Arthur Roger Crane
 
Dramaturg
 
Eszter Orbán
 
Chorus director
 
Gábor Csiki

 

Premiere
 
Feb. 7, 2020

 

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