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.

General cast

Gábor Hollerung
The Master / Yeshua
Boldizsár László
Orsolya Sáfár
Krisztián Cser / Kálmán Péter
Ildikó Szakács
Gavodi Zoltán
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
Balázs Csémy
First nurse
Attila Varga-Tóth univ. stud.
Second nurse
Boldizsár Zajkás univ. stud.
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.
Hungarian Circus and Variety Show Artists (MACIVA)


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

Feb. 7, 2020


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