Ernő Dohnányi; Jenő Hubay

Tante Simona (Aunt Simona); Le luthier de Crémone (The Violin Maker of Cremona)


One-act operas in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

So who will win the violin-making contest in Cremona, and who will get to marry the beautiful daughter of the master violin maker Ferrari? And will Aunt Simona, who was disappointed in love when she was young, manage – purely out of love – to prevent her niece from finding a husband?
The lightness of Hubay’s catchy music and the gloomy, but deeply moving, violin solo – which the composer himself would play on festive occasions – combine to simultaneously recall French elegance and the atmosphere of an operetta, while Dohnányi’s comic opera is characterised by restrained cheerfulness: the composer was clearly paying his respects to Wagner and Richard Strauss with its richly composed music.
The two works will be performed together in a production by Bence Varga, who attracted notice with his directing of Sancta Susanna last year, with new Hungarian text by Attila Galambos.



Details

Location
Eiffel Műhelyház – Bánffy terem
Date
March 15, 2020
Start time
19:00
End time
21:30

Tante Simona (Aunt Simona)

Cast

Conductor
Oliver von Dohnányi
Aunt Simona
Andrea Meláth
Beatrice
Adrienn Miksch
Giacinta
Zita Szemere
Count Ghino
Jenő Dékán
Count Florio
Antal Cseh
Nuto, a housekeeper
Bence Pataki

Credits

Composer
Ernő Dohnányi
Librettist
Victor Heindl
Hungarian text
Galambos Attila
Director
Bence Varga
Set designer
Fekete Anna
Costume designer
Schütz Nikolett
Dramaturg
Gasztonyi Kálmán
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
March 13, 2020

Le luthier de Crémone (The Violin Maker of Cremona)

Cast

Conductor
Oliver von Dohnányi
Ferrari, a master violin maker
Géza Gábor
Giannina
Zita Szemere
Sandro
Gergely Biri
Filippo
Attila Erdős
The mayor
András Palerdi
A messenger
N.N.
A page
N.N.

Credits

Composer
Hubay Jenő
Librettist
Henri Beauclair / François Coppé
Hungarian text
Galambos Attila
Director
Bence Varga
Set designer
Fekete Anna
Costume designer
Schütz Nikolett
Dramaturg
Gasztonyi Kálmán
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
May 13, 2020

Events

2020. March 13., Fri, 20:00
2020. March 15., Sun, 19:00
2020. March 20., Fri, 20:00
2020. March 22., Sun, 19:00
2020. March 27., Fri, 20:00
2020. March 28., Sat, 19:00