In the last third of the 20th century, there was a Hungarian lyric soprano whose talent, diligence and enchanting personality enabled to win acclaim all over the world. Ilona Tokody was a paragon in every single Italian role, a great figure of sophisticated and artistic singing. On the 40th anniversary of the beginning of her career, she will be compiling the programme of the night and selecting the participants, and of course she herself will be appearing before her fans - and the Opera will be celebrating this outstanding artist who has always remained faithful to it with a photo album.

Featuring: the Orchestra, Chorus and soloists of the Hungarian State Opera
Conductor: Janos Acs 
Director: András Aczél

First part of the programme
Mozart: Vado, ma dove? K. 583 – Ilona Tokody
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Overture
Verdi: Otello – Ave Maria – Ilona Tokody
Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata – Oronte’s aria from Act 2 – (’La mia letizia infondere’) – András Muskát
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra – Duet of Boccanegra and Amelia from Act 1 (’Orfanella il tetto umile… Figlia! A tal nome palpito’) – Ilona Tokody, Alexandru Agache
Bellini: Norma – Overture
Verdi: Aida – Duet of Aida and Radamès from Act 4 (’O terra addio’) – Ilona Tokody, András Muskát

Second part of the programme
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – Adriana’s aria from Act 1- (’Ecco, respiro appena’) – Ilona Tokody
Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Gérard’s aria from Act 3 – (’Nemico della Patria’) – Alexandru Agache
Rossini: La gazza ladra – Overture
Meyerbeer: L’Africaine – Vasco da Gama’s aria from Act 4 – (’Pays merveilleux... O paradis...’) – András Muskát 
Puccini: La Bohème – Mimì’s aria from Act 3 – (’Donde lieta usci’) – Ilona Tokody
Verdi: Aida – Prelude
Puccini: Tosca – Duet of Tosca and Cavaradossi from Act 1 – (’Qual occhio al mondo…’) – Ilona Tokody, András Muskát

The Hungarian State Opera reserves the right to make any alterations to the programme.


2017. March 13., Mon, 19:30