New Year’s at the Erkel


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A New Year’s invocation at the Erkel Theatre: with a newly commissioned work by the devout poet János Dénes Orbán, which inspired painter György Verebes’s likewise newly commissioned picture and a choreography created by Edit Rujsz to the introductory segment – music depicting the primeval chaos birth to Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, one of the most beautiful of Christian creative works. The company of the Hungarian State Opera will also salute its audience with a New Year’s greeting from theologian and university professor Szabolcs Nagypál, representing the scholarly world, as well as a performance of the overture Rebirth by composer Zoltán Kovács, who also plays bassoon in the Opera’s orchestra. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is a universal treasure and message, and a new year is a superb occasion for the hopeful upbeat sound of this piece whose Hungarian premiere was conducted by Ferenc Erkel, the Opera’s first chief music director.

Programme:

New Year’s greeting from theologian Szabolcs Nagypál
Zoltán Kovács: Three dances...  In memoriam Erkel Ferenc
Rujsz / Haydn: Die Schöpfung (“The Creation”) – introduction
Revealing György Verebes’s painting Rebirth
János Dénes Orbán: Rebirth – poem recited by: Balázs Csémy
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Soprano » Klára Kolonits
Alto » Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Tenor » István Horváth
Bass » Kolos Kováts

Featuring the Hungarian National Ballet and the Hungarian State Opera Chorus.

Conductor » György Vashegyi

Hostess of the evening » Melitta Gyüdi
Director » András Aczél

Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
Jan. 1, 2020
Start time
19:30
End time
21:30

Cast

Conductor
György Vashegyi
Soprano
Klára Kolonits
Alto
Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Tenor
István Horváth
Bass
Kolos Kováts

Events

2020. January 01., Wed, 19:30