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
Hella
Ildikó Szakács
Behemoth
Gavodi Zoltán
Fagotto
Roland Tötös
Bezdomny / Levi Matvei
Botond Ódor
Berlioz / Caiaphas
András Hábetler
Latunsky / Judas
Jenő Dékán
Pontius Pilate
István Kovács
Bosoi, the janitor
Bence Gulyás
Ratslayer, a centurion
András Kiss
Nurse at the mental hospital
Éva Várhelyi
Speaker
Balázs Csémy
First nurse
N.N.
Second nurse
N.N.
Shop manager
N.N.
Young woman at the vaudeville theater
N.N.
Cleaning woman
N.N.
Veteran at the vaudeville theater
N.N.
Vinous voice at the vaudeville theatre
N.N.
Nero, the emperor
N.N.
Lucrezia Borgia
N.N.
Monsieur Guillotin
N.N.
Jimmy and John, two drunken vampires from New York
N.N.

Credits

Libretto based on the script by Róbert Bognár and András Schlanger
Várady Szabolcs
Director
Szente Vajk
Set and costume designer
Kentaur
Choreographer
Turi Lajos Péter
Dramaturg
Eszter Orbán
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
Nov. 15, 2019

Events

2019. November 15., Fri, 19:00
2019. November 17., Sun, 19:00
2019. November 24., Sun, 19:00
2019. November 29., Fri, 19:00
2019. December 01., Sun, 19:00
2020. May 26., Tue, 19:00
2020. May 28., Thu, 19:00