Stars' recitals with piano



4 June 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Hungarian State Opera

In Brief

Song and aria recital in two parts, with Hungarian, English, and same-language subtitles

Performance length: , without intermissions
This format was made necessary by life. By size, the Ybl Palace is one of the medium-sized opera houses, but in terms of beauty it is first class, which we further enhance by lighting it gorgeously. On its podium, or the top of its orchestra pit, the soloist can stand almost fully surrounded by the audience, and accompanied by our brand new Steinway – and of course an instrumentalist partner – she can give a most memorable recital featuring her favourite opuses for voice as well as her sensitively interpreted opera arias in the second part after the interval. Russian virtuoso soprano Julia Lezhneva is a natural born singer. She has mesmerized Hungary with her coloratura technique several times already, but she has not yet performed in any of the OPERA’s venues. As the soloist, the final recital of the Myth & History season’s festival will be a little bit about her too.

Featuring Julia Lezhneva (soprano) and Pavel Nersessian (piano)


Messiah, HWV 56 – “Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion”

Saeviat tellus inter rigores, HWV 240 – “Carmelitarum ut confirmet ordinem... O nox dulcis”

VIVALDI: Bajazet, RV 703 – “Sposa son disprezzata”

COUPERIN: Pièces de clavecin – Les petits moulins à vent

Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a – “Un pensiero nemico di pace”

Alcina, HWV 34 – “Credete al mio dolore”

VIVALDI: Griselda, RV 718 – “Agitata da due venti”


Liederkreis, Op. 39
Romanzen – Einfach, Op. 28, No. 2

ROSSINI: La regata veneziana


Hungarian State Opera
June 4, 2023
Start time
7:30 p.m.
End time
9:30 p.m.