On the birth anniversary of the British composer, Benjamin Britten the Hungarian State Opera welcomes the audience to a ’night of discovery’. The concert performance of The Rape of Lucretia will debut on 22 November with outstanding soloists, conducted by Máté Hámori.

It was of great significance for the people of England when, 250 years after Henry Purcell, they were once again able to give the world a great composer. Born on 22 November 1913, Benjamin Britten achieved immortality primarily as an opera composer, which is why the Hungarian State Opera considers it altogether fitting and important that he is duly honoured. While a number of his pieces have been staged in previous years (Albert Herring, The Little Sweep, Peter Grimes and The Turn of the Screw), we now have selected a work that has never appeared on the Opera House repertoire before. This remarkable piece will turn this celebration of Britten’s 100th birthday into a genuine evening of discovery.The participants of the concert performance: Krisztián Cser, Eszter Wierdl, Krisztina Simon, Róbert Rezsnyák, Éva Balatoni, Ildikó Jakab, Gábor Csiki, Zoltán Gradsach. The work will be included on the Hungarian State Opera House’s chamber repertoire the following year.


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