François-Adrien Boieldieu

Béniowski, ou les Exilés du Kamchatka

concert version opera 14 premiere

September 22., Tuesday 20:00

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage

Concert-version opera performance in three acts, in French, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Hungarian premier

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The 16th of December marks several noteworthy birthdays, including those of Zoltán Kodály and Beethoven. Also entering this world on that day, in his case in 1775, was François-Adrien Boieldieu. The great master of piano music and early French Romantic opera effortlessly charms the audience with his 27 operas and the freshness, creativity and melodic world for which he is known. Boieldieu spent seven years amassing accolades in Saint Petersburg before returning to France to become one of his homeland’s most outstanding composers. Among his best-known works is La dame blanche. In the French Muse Season, and on Saint Maurice’s Day, no less, the Opera will be presenting a true curiosity: an opera depicting the life and adventures of the legendary Polish-Hungarian traveller, writer, explorer and, last but not least, king of Madagascar Maurycy August Beniowski, focusing on his clash with the Russian czar and subsequent exile to Kamchatka. This will be the first performance of the work in Hungary.


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Sept. 22, 2020
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
10 p.m.
Libretto based on August von Kotzebue's play by
Alexandre Duval
Hungarian surtitles
Anna Lakos
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane


Premiere: Sept. 22, 2020

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage