Every year it is a great event when Hungary’s first symphony orchestra, the Opera Orchestra performs for the first time between the walls of a brick-and-mortar theatre in the new season, after the summer break and the special open-air tasks of the summer.
Our aim is to increasingly show our audiences that our orchestral performances will be built around three main features that we wish to use in order to clearly differentiate the orchestra and the institution from the multitude of excellent programmes in Budapest. The first: we wish to provide concert-goers a visual (we like to say a “multidisciplinary”) experience worthy of the Opera, including with the use of lighting effects, projection, and other related arts. Second: the Opera Orchestra concerts will always include opera overtures, as we understand and play these excellent works best, and will also include opera songs or other works requiring singers in addition to the symphony orchestra. Third: outstanding of the Opera Orchestra should always be provided a role as a solo performer.
W. A. Mozart: La clemenza di Tito – Overture / Vitellia’s aria from the second act (“Non più di fiori”)
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219
A Rybnikov: Smyphony No. 6 (“Tenebrosa”)
Featuring Lilla Horti (soprano), Nagao Haruka (violin), and the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
30 September 2019, 7:30 p.m. | Erkel Theatre