Balázs Szálinger

Siegfried-idyll / Chrysanthemums


Starting in 2018 and inspired by dramas that are themselves part of opera history, the Opera has attempted to both support contemporary Hungarian literature and serve the cause of opera itself. It first commissioned poet and dramatist Balázs Szálinger, one of the outstanding authors of his generation and one who is much in demand, to write Siegfried Idyll, about the remarkable relationship between Wagner and Nietzsche. He then went on to treat the tragedy of Doria Manfredi, an episode in Puccini’s life full of jealousy, love and misunderstandings, in a piece titled Crisantemi. Serving as the musical background of the former is Géza Köteles’s arrangement of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. In the latter, the moving biographical scenes are accompanied by Puccini’s string quartet Crisantemi and a few marvellous excerpts from his operas.


Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios – Bánffy Stage
Date
Feb. 28, 2020
Start time
20:00
End time
22:30

Siegfried Idyll, or The End of a Friendship

Play with music, in one part, in Hungarian

Cast

Conductor
N.N.
Richard Wagner
András Kőrösi
Friedrich Nietzsche
Balázs Csémy
Cosima Wagner
Judit Schell
Elisabeth
Dóra Létay
Ballet dancers
N.N.

Credits

Librettist
Szálinger Balázs
Musical director
Géza Köteles
Concept by
Szilveszter Ókovács
Director
Péter Kálloy Molnár
Set designer
László Székely
Costume designer
Győri Gabi
Choreographer
Marianna Venekei
Featuring
the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra's String Quartet

Premiere
May 13, 2018

Chrysanthemums, or The Death of Liù

Chamber piece with lots of music, in Hungarian

Cast

Elvira
Tankó Erika
Puccini
Olasz Renátó
Doria
Mészöly Anna
Fosca
Bajor Lili
Giulia
Stork Natasa
Tenor
Gergely Boncsér
Soprano
Lilla Horti

Credits

Dramatist
Szálinger Balázs
Music by
Giacomo Puccini
Concept by
Szilveszter Ókovács
Director
Bálint Szilágyi
Visual designer
Sándor Márkus
Dramaturg
Eszter Orbán
Music director
Géza Köteles
Featuring on piano
Szilvia Mikó

Premiere
June 8, 2019

Events

2020. February 26., Wed, 20:00
2020. February 27., Thu, 20:00
2020. February 28., Fri, 20:00
2020. February 29., Sat, 11:00
2020. February 29., Sat, 19:00