Lukács Gyöngyi30

Could you please tell me the way to the Erkel Theatre?” asked a girl at the Keleti Railway Station one day in January 1988. Gyöngyi Lukács was studying in Moscow at the time, but happened to be at home in Győr for the holidays when she was called to jump in to sing in a performance of Il trovatore at the Erkel. She was 20 years old at the time, and this dramatic-spinto soprano role marked the – dazzlingly early – start of her career. Now, to summarise the 30 years that have passed since then, which have also brought her acclaimed engagements all over the world, a Kossuth Prize, eternal membership in the Hungarian State Opera and even a published autobiography, the artist has chosen her own programme for a gala concert that will also feature other world-famous singers like Attila Fekete and Alexandru Agache.
The evening will feature excerpts from Bellini's Norma, Verdi's Il trovatore and Un ballo in maschera and Ponchiella's La Gioconda
Presenter: Bősze Ádám
Conductor: Dániel Dinyés
Director: András Aczél 
Assistant director: Katalin Marton Kovács 
Acting chorus director: Gábor Csiki 
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Part 1
Wagner: Tannhäuser – Elisabeth’s aria from Act 2 (‘Dich, teure Halle…’) – Gyöngyi Lukács
Händel: Rinaldo – Almirena’s aria from Act 2 (’Lascia ch’io pianga…’) – Sahakyan Emma
Verdi: La forza del destino – Overture
Verdi: Aida – Aida and Amonasro’s duet from Act 3 (‘Ciel! mio Padre!’) – Gyöngyi Lukács, Alexandru Agache
Verdi: Il trovatore – Count di Luna’s aria from Act 2 (‘Il balen del suo sorriso…’) – Alexandru Agache
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – Amelia’s aria from Act 2 (‘Ecco l’orrido campo… Ma dall’arido stelo...’) – Gyöngyi Lukács
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – Amelia and Riccardo’s duet from Act 2 (‘Teco io sto… Gran Dio’) – Gyöngyi Lukács, Attila Fekete

Part 2
Excerpts from PONCHIELLI’s opera La Gioconda
Chorus from Act 1 (‘Feste e pane!’)
Gioconda, La Cieca and Barnaba’s trio from Act 1 (‘E cantan su lor tombe…‘) – Gyöngyi Lukács, Bernadett Fodor, Alexandru Agache
Final chorus from Act 1 (‘Carneval! Baccanal!... Angele Dei…’) – Bernadett Fodor, Gyöngyi Lukács
Opening chorus and Barnaba’s barcarolle from Act 2 (‘Ho! He! Ho! He! Fissa il timone...
Pescator, affonda l’esca…’) – Alexandru Agache
Chorus and Enzo’s romance from Act 2 (‘Sia gloria ai canti... Cielo e mar!’) – Attila Fekete
Laura’s aria from Act 2 – (‘Ho il cor gonfio di lagrime… Stella del marinar!’) – Bernadett Fodor
Gioconda and Laura’s duet from Act 2 (‘È un anatema!’) – Gyöngyi Lukács, Bernadett Fodor

Dance of the Hours

Gioconda’s aria from Act 4 (‘Suicidio!’) – Gyöngyi Lukács
Gioconda, Laura and Enzo’s trio from Act 4 (‘Ecco il velen di Laura...’) – Gyöngyi Lukács, Bernadett Fodor, Attila Fekete
Gioconda and Barnaba’s final duet from Act 4 (‘Ora posso morir...’) – Gyöngyi Lukács, Alexandru Agache


2018. March 12., Mon, 19:30