Levente Gyöngyösi

The Master and Margarita


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

General cast

Conductor
Gábor Hollerung
The Master / Yeshua
Boldizsár László
Margarita
Orsolya Sáfár
Woland
Krisztián Cser / Kálmán Péter
Hella
Ildikó Szakács
Behemoth
Gavodi Zoltán
Fagotto
Tivadar Kiss
Bezdomny / Levi Matvei
Donát Varga / Gergely Ujvári
Berlioz / Caiaphas
András Hábetler
Latunsky / Judas
Jenő Dékán
Pontius Pilate
István Kovács
Ratslayer, a centurion
András Kiss
Bosoi, the janitor
Bence Gulyás
Nurse at the mental hospital
Éva Várhelyi
Speaker
Balázs Csémy
First nurse
Attila Varga-Tóth univ. stud.
Second nurse
Boldizsár Zajkás univ. stud.
Policeman
András Kőrösi
Young woman at the vaudeville theater
Gabriella Fenyvesi univ. stud.
Cleaning woman
Alexandra Ruszó
Veteran at the vaudeville theater
Attila Varga-Tóth univ. stud.
Vinous voice at the vaudeville theatre
Balázs Papp univ. stud.
Nero, the emperor
Balázs Papp univ. stud.
Lucrezia Borgia
Gabriella Fenyvesi univ. stud.
Monsieur Guillotin
Boldizsár Zajkás univ. stud.
Jimmy and John, two drunken vampires from New York
Martin Csölley univ.stud. / Attila Varga-Tóth univ. stud.
An important comrade
Balázs Papp univ. stud.
Drunken man
Boldizsár Zajkás univ. stud.
Young woman
Gabriella Fenyvesi univ. stud.
Featuring
Hungarian Circus and Variety Show Artists (MACIVA)

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

Events

2020. February 07., Fri, 19:00
2020. February 09., Sun, 19:00
2020. February 14., Fri, 19:00
2020. February 16., Sun, 19:00
2020. May 26., Tue, 19:00
2020. May 28., Thu, 19:00