THE WOODEN PRINCE / BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE

contemporary opera

February 26., Sunday 11:00

Hungarian State Opera
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Location
Hungarian State Opera
Date
Feb. 26, 2023
Start time
11 a.m.
End time
1:30 p.m.

László Velekei / Béla Bartók

The Wooden Prince (Premier)

“There is no date in the half-a-century history of our Opera House as important as the premier day of Béla Bartók’s first pantomime ballet The Wooden Prince on 12 May 1917. It was the first time that the Hungarian spirit, the genius of Vörösmarty, Petőfi and Ady’s nation was expressed in its true greatness and absolute authenticity in the music played in the Hungarian opera”, writes musicologist Aladár Tóth, who later became the director of the OPERA. The piece that has been part of the repertoire almost constantly in the 105 years passed since its original premier has been staged by several renowned choreographers. This mixture of a fairytale-like world of a forest and the realistically deep and human struggles of men and women, is brought to life in the 2022/23 season by László Velekei, ballet director of Győr Ballet.

(The artists will be selected after the announcement of the 2022/2023 season.)

Conductor
Ádám Medveczky
Choreographer
László Velekei
Composer
Béla Bartók
Libretto
Béla Balázs

Béla Bartók

Bluebeard's Castle

Composer
Béla Bartók
Librettist
Béla Balázs
Director
Kasper Holten
Set designer
Steffen Aarfing
Lighting designer
Ulrik Gad
Dramaturg
Judit Kenesey
English surtitles
Péter Zollman

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