Karol Józef Wojtyła

Przed sklepem jubilera (The Jeweller's Shop)

mixed theater play 12

December 10., Thursday 20:00

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage

Drama with Krzysztof Penderecki's music, in one part, in Hungarian

For the first time on the programme of the Opera

The namesake of the square where the Erkel Theatre is situated was the author of serious literary works and had close ties to the theatrical world: during his university years, the future Pope John Paul II organised literary gatherings and belonged to several dramatic companies, some of which he led. Karol Wojtyłá’s 1960 dialogue in verse The Jeweller’s Shop centres on three couples who go to a jeweller’s shop to obtain engagement rings. By relating the stories of the different couples, the philosophical text examines the themes of love and the sanctity of marriage. In this production, the Opera has paired the Polish “dramatist” with the always remarkable sounding musical world of his friend the recently deceased contemporary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki as accompaniment for the prose actors.

Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Date
Dec. 10, 2020
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
9:30 p.m.
Dramatist
Karol Józef Wojtyła
Hungarian translation by
Péter Balássy
Music director
Péter Dobszay
Director
János Szikora
Set designer
János Szikora
Stylist
Dalma Závodszky

Events

Premiere: Dec. 5, 2020

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage