Opera Magic – Charity Gala Concert

To benefit the Three Princes and Three Princesses Movement foundation


The ten-year-old Three Princes and Three Princesses Movement is like a big family united not by a family tree, but by their common goals. They are the same kind of everyday people as the average opera or ballet fan, or perhaps like their neighbours. They put their hearts and spirits into making sure that there will be as many more little princes and princesses as possible running around in the playgrounds, parks and gardens – to put it simply – around us, where we live in the heart of of the Carpathian Basin. They have organised an entire movement around Hungary’s foremost common objective, so that wanted and planned children can be born. Their founder, the late Prof. Mária Kopp, built her entire life and career around the subject of the family: for her, life and work were inseparable from each other, and it was precisely her tireless emphasis on the subject of the family that connected her professional calling to her private life. For the Hungarian State Opera, it is a great honour to join forces with another non-profit organisation, not to mention one engaged in this most important of causes, using the modest means we have at our disposal to help make sure that the audience of the future is born by organising an Advent-season benefit gala with the active and selfless involvement of our artists, as well as a unique opera programme that specifically addresses the relationship between children and parents.

Soloists: Klára Kolonits, Erika Gál, Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Boldizsár László, János Szerekován, Zoltán Kelemen, László Szvétek

Children soloists: Luca Csörgeő and Zoltán Deim

Conductor: Ádám Medveczky

Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács


Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Overture » Hungarian State Opera Orchestra  
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – trio » Soloists of the Hungarian State Opera Children’s Chorus
Donizetti: Il campanello di notte – “Evviva Don Annibale! - Bella cosa, amici cari” (Don Annibale’s aria) » László Szvétek
Erkel: Bánk bán – “Kill me, Bánk” (Melinda’s aria) » Klára Kolonits
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel – “Ra-la-la-la, ra-la-la-la, heissa Mutter, ich bin da!” (the Father’s song) » Zoltán Kelemen
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – “O mio babbino caro” (Lauretta’s aria) » Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – The Waltz of the Flowers » students of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – “Mamma, quel vino è generoso” (Turiddu’s farewell to his mother) » Boldizsár László
Berté/Schubert: Das Dreimäderlhaus (“Blossom Time”) – “Geh' Alte, schau” » Erika Gál, László Szvétek


Wagner: Siegfried Idyll – excerpt » Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Verdi: La traviata – “Di provenza il mar il suol” (Georges Germont’s aria) » Zoltán Kelemen
Kodály: The Spinning Room – “Once I went to market” » Erika Gál
Erkel: Hunyadi László – “Ah, how wildly the the fear is running through my soul” (Erzsébet Szilágyi’s ‘La Grange’ aria from Act 2) » Klára Kolonits
Gershwin: Porgy and BessSummertime » Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Sextet from Act 3 » Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Erika Gál, Zsolt Haja, János Szerekován, Zoltán Kelemen, László Szvétek
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – “Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno” (Papageno and Papagena’s duet » Luca Csörgeő, Zoltán Deim
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – finale from Act 2

Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Children's Chorus.