Levente Gyöngyösi

The Stork Calif


Concert performance, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
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Levente Gyöngyösi's two-act opera The Stork Calif was staged in its entirety for the first time at the Opera House on 28 May 2005, in a production directed by Mária Harangi. Born in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in 1975, Gyöngyösi composed his work to a libretto by Zsófia Balla based on the novel by Mihály Babits. “What attracted me most was the unravelling and disintegration of the personality, the process by which a young man's existence and situation change from sunny joy to the darkest tragedy." The conflict between the distinguished student Elemer Tábory and the other “I”, the carpenter's apprentice who appears in his dreams, grows into a bloody conflict and, eventually, a veritable tragedy."

General cast

Conductor
Gábor Hollerung
Elemér Tábory
Máté Sólyom-Nagy
Father
Péter Fried
Mother
Beatrix Fodor
Elemér's little sister
Polína Kozlova
Maid
Lilla Horti
Etelka
Eszter Wierdl
Aunt
Beáta Szepessy
Gondolier
Tamás Kóbor
Teacher
Gábor Csiki
Sylvia
Kornélia Bakos
Apprentice
Lajos Geiger
Master carpenter
László Szvétek
Master carpenter's wife
Mária Farkasréti
First servant
János Szerekován
Second servant
József Csapó
Master carpenter's daughter
Polína Kozlova
Waiter
Gábor Csiki
Town crier
András Káldi Kiss

Credits

Libretto after Mihály Babits by
Zsófia Balla
Choir Master
Kálmán Strausz
Featuring
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Premiere
May 29, 2017

Events

2017. May 29., Mon, 19:00