The Eiffel Art Studios of the Hungarian State Opera presents

Join Together and Pitch In! / Star Gala in the Park


August 21., Saturday 19:00

Eiffel Art Studios – Zoltán Kodály Park
  • Outfits for the males soloists were selected and performance gowns for the female soloists and host were designed and provided by the designer of Anita Pasztor Anita Pásztor.
  • : Sponsor: Anita Pasztor

Charity day to support the István Regőczi Foundation for Coronavirus Orphans

Although every coloratura soprano scales absolute peaks of sound, one of the best of them, if not the very best of all, is the French artist who has accepted the Hungarian State Opera’s invitation to sing here for the first time. Patricia Petibon is coming to the Eiffel Art Studios’ enormous park at the peak of her career, having become the person she set out to be. The American bel canto specialist Lawrence Brownlee will bring tenor heights that can solve any problem and whose knowledge of style and appealing nature never fail to win over the audience.
This meeting of the two of them, one of them an international star and the other well on his way to becoming one, will be a unique event for Hungarian opera fans. As at Jonas Kaufmann’s 2020 gala concert, we’ll also get to enjoy our own Hungarian singers in the first half: the programme for the two gala nights from last year (Inaugurating the Eiffel Art Studios Park and the Corona Gala) and the cast list for this year’s gala constitute a list of our principal artists.

Addressing the audience will be Anita Herczegh, wife of the President of Hungary, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.


First Part
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Tamino’s aria („Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön”)  » DÁNIEL PATAKY

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Cherubino’s aria from Act 2 („Voi che sapete”) » VIKTÓRIA MESTER

Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Renato’s aria from Act 3 („Alzati... Eri tu”) » ANATOLIJ FOKANOV

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Alice’s aria from Act 3 („Sul fil d'un soffio etesio”) » ORSOLYA SÁFÁR

Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Cio-Cio-san’s entrance from Act 1 » KINGA KRISZTA

Georges Bizet: Carmen
Escamillo’s entrance from Act 1 („Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre”) » KÁROLY SZEMERÉDY
Featuring: ANNA CSENGE FÜRJES (Carmen), ORSOLYA SÁFÁR (Frasquita), MELINDA HEITER (Mercédès)

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Erkel Ferenc: Hunyadi László
Miklós Gara’s aria („Teljesült hát az álma e telhetetlen szívnek”) » ZOLTÁN KELEMEN

Erkel Ferenc: Bánk bán
The Chorus from Act 2 featuring the Hungarian State Opera Chors („Oh, ég ura, kérünk”)
Aria of King Endre II from the original version of the opera » MARCELL BAKONYI

ifj. Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Csárdás » LILLA HORTI 

Second Part
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Don Ottavio’s aria from Act Two (“Il mio tesoro”)  » LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alma grande e nobil core » PATRICIA PETIBON

Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment
Tonio’s aria from Act One (“Ah mes amis”) » LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Charles Gounod: Faust
Marguerite’s aria from Act Three (“Air des bijoux”) » PATRICIA PETIBON

Adolphe Adam: Le postillon de Lonjumeau
Chapelou’s aria from Act One (“Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire”)  » LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Georges Bizet: Carmen
Entr’acte from Act Two

Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Duet of Violetta and Alfredo from Act Three („Parigi, o cara”) » PATRICIA PETIBON, LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Georges Bizet: Carmen
Entr’acte from Act Four

Augustin Lara: Granada » LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

Manuel de Falla: La Vida Breve
Salud’s aria from Act One (“Vivan los que rien”) » PATRICIA PETIBON

Ferenc Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns
Sou-Chong’s aria from Act Two (“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz”) » LAWRENCE BROWNLEE
English translation by Sharon Krebs
Source: LiederNet Archive

Leonard Bernstein: Songfest, No. 3 » PATRICIA PETIBON
A Julia de Burgos


Hostess of the evening: MELITTA GYÜDI 
Chorus director: GÁBOR CSIKI 
Artistic director: ANDRÁS ALMÁSI-TÓTH 

Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Certificate of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is required for attendace. Certicates will be checked at the entrance.

In case of rain, the concert will be held on the 22nd of August 2021, 7 pm


Eiffel Art Studios – Zoltán Kodály Park
Aug. 21, 2021
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
10:30 p.m.
András Aczél
Artistic director
András Almási-Tóth
Hostess of the evening
Melitta Gyüdi
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki


Premiere: Aug. 21, 2021

Eiffel Art Studios – Zoltán Kodály Park