concert version opera 01. Premier season ticket

4 December 2023, 7 p.m.

Hungarian State Opera

In Brief

Gala concert in two parts, in Italian, with Hungarian, English, and Italian subtitles

Performance length: , with 1 intermission.

Plácido Domingo is undoubtedly the longest-standing world star in the opera world. He has visited Hungary on several occasions: he performed in Tosca and Aida at the Erkel Theatre (1973, 1987), sang at the People’s Stadium (1996) as a tenor, appeared in an opera house gala evening and an Arena concert as a baritone (2016), even performed in the deeper register in a Traviata performance in Pécs (2017), and also appeared in a stadium concert in Szeged (2019). He conducted his own singing competition’s finals at the Ybl palace (2009) and also at the reopening of the Opera House, followed a month later by three performances in the title role of Simon Boccanegra at the Opera House (2022). He had his own programme at the MVM Dome (2023) and now, once again for the OPERA audience, will give a concert of the best of Nabucco and of Verdi's œuvre.


Giuseppe VERDI
Highlights from Nabucco:
“Ben io t'invenni” – Abigaille's aria | Eszter Sümegi, featuring Miroslav Mehandzhiev as the High Priest of Baal
“Vieni, o Levita!... Tu sul labbro de'veggenti” – Zaccaria's prayer | András Palerdi
“Che si vuol?” – Chorus of Levites  | featuring Boldizsár László as Ismaele
“Donna, chi sei?” – Nabucco and Abigaille's duet | Plácido Domingo, Eszter Sümegi
“Va, pensiero” – Song for Liberty
“Oh, dischiuso è il firmamento” – Fenena's aria | Erika Gál
Excerpt from the Finale of Act 4 | Orsolya Sáfár, Erika Gál, Boldizsár László, Plácido Domingo, András Palerdi


La forza del destino – overture
La forza del destino – “Invano, Alvaro… Le minaccie, i fieri accenti… Ah, segnasti la tua sorte”  – Don Alvaro and Don Carlo's duet | Plácido Domingo, Boldizsár László
Don Carlo – “Ella giammai m'amò” – Filippo II's aria | András Palerdi
Macbeth – “Perfidi!... Pietà, rispetto, amore” – Macbeth's aria | Plácido Domingo
La traviata – “Sempre libera” – Violetta's aria | Orsolya Sáfár, featuring Barna Bartos as Alfredo
La traviata – “È grave il sacrifizio” – excerpt from Violetta and Giorgio Germont's duet | Plácido Domingo, Orsolya Sáfár
Aida – Triumphal March
Aida – “Celeste Aida” – Radamès's aria | Boldizsár László
Il trovatore – “Tacea la notte placida” – Leonora's aria | Eszter Sümegi
Il trovatore – “Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie... Stride la vampa” – Gypsy Chorus and Azucena's aria | Erika Gál
Il trovatore – “Udiste?... Mira, di acerbe lagrime” – Leonora and Count Luna's duet | Plácido Domingo, Eszter Sümegi


Hungarian State Opera
Dec. 4, 2023
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
10:30 p.m.