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
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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. 


Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
May 20, 2020
Start time
19:00
End time
21:17

Cast

Conductor
Gergely Kesselyák
Soprano
Rita Rácz
Alto
Anna Molnár
Tenor
Tamás Tarjányi
Bass
N.N.

Credits

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
Director
Ferenc Anger
Set designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer
Mónika Szelei
Choreographer
Marianna Venekei
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
Dec. 21, 2019

Events

2019. December 21., Sat, 19:00
2019. December 23., Mon, 19:00
2019. December 25., Wed, 19:00
2019. December 28., Sat, 11:00
2020. May 17., Sun, 19:00
2020. May 20., Wed, 19:00

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