“Easter Showdown Motivated By Jealousy!” “Clown Commits Murder On Stage!” These are two headlines that might have graced Edoardo Sonzogno’s front pages, and it is the Milanese newspaper publisher and his annual opera-writing competition we have to thank for Italy’s two most popular one-act works, Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo. The production staged by Georges Delnon in 2014 returns to the repertoire between 18 and 28 April 2019 at the Erkel Theatre featuring acclaimed singers Kamen Chanev, Ildikó Komlósi, Csaba Szegedi, Gabriella Létay Kiss and Alexandru Agache. The performances are conducted by Gergely Kesselyák.
On Good Friday, the Opera wishes to continue its tradition. Australian actor and director Mel Gibson’s film, the monumental The Passion of the Christ was shown in cinemas worldwide during Lent in 2004. Although it divided viewers, there seemed to be agreement that it was the most important passion film ever made. The Erkel Theatre, which also functioned as a cinema for an extended time, will become a cinema again on 19 April.
The Eiffel Art Studios, the new venue of the Hungarian State Opera also awaits audiences during its run-in period. Bach's Matthäus-Passion can be seen on 22 and 22 April. The oratorio is accompanied by visual effects created by Oscar nominee director Géza M. Tóth.
A special performance at the Eiffel Art Studios presents Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana in a concert version along with the composer's Messa di Gloria.
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