Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Messiah (Der Messias)

Oratorio in three parts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
For the first time on the programme of the Opera

Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Handel as interpreted by Mozart.
On the occasion of the Christian Season, the Opera is including the oratorio in its programme for the first time in a staged format. With Ferenc Anger directing, Mozart’s arrangement will be sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy. 

General cast

Gergely Kesselyák
Rita Rácz
Anna Molnár / Atala Schöck
Tamás Tarjányi
Krisztián Cser


Music revised by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages by
Charles Jennens
Libretto translated into German by
Christoph Daniel Ebeling / Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Hungarian text
Ádám Nádasdy
Ferenc Anger
Set designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer
Mónika Szelei
Marianna Venekei
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Dec. 21, 2019


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