Sergei Prokofiev

ВОЙНА И МИР (WAR & PEACE)

contemporary opera 18 premiere

Opera in thirteen scenes, in two parts, in Russian with Hungarian and English surtitles

Prokofiev was inspired to compose a musical drama based on Leo Tolstoy’s colossal historical novel War and Peace by the invasion of Russia by Nazi Germany. The Peace in the first half of the opera is a series of Prokofiev’s most beautiful and intimate tableaus, and it forms a strong contrast with the tsarist (or Soviet) scenes of the second, War part. Prokofiev paints a masterful picture of the fight of the masses and the individual characters in it. He interweaves the plot into a gigantic tale of love and death. The opera featuring 72 characters is adapted and produced by Catalan director Calixto in co-production with the Geneva Grand Théâtre.

Performing rights licensed by Musikverlag Hans Sikorski GmbH, Berlin.

Conductor
Alan Buribayev
Andrei Bolkonsky
Csaba Szegedi
Natasha Rostova
Andrea Brassói-Jőrös
Pierre Bezukhov
Szabolcs Brickner
General Kutuzov
Péter Fried István Rácz
Napoléon Bonaparte
Zsolt Haja
Count Ilya Rostov
István Kovács
Hélène Bezukhova
Erika Gál
Sonya Rostova
Melinda Heiter
Marya Dmitriyevna Akhrosimova / Mavra Kuzminishna
Andrea Szántó
Dolokhov / Jacquot
Krisztián Cser
Denisov
András Kiss
Platon Karataev
Péter Balczó
Nikolai Bolkonsky, the old prince / General Belliard
Ferenc Cserhalmi
Anatole Kuragin
Zoltán Nyári
Peronskaya / Dunyasha
Dalma Süle
Princess Marya Bolkonskaya
Anna Csenge Fürjes
Matryosha, a gypsy girl / Marshal Murat’s aide
Lusine Sahakyan
Gavrila, Akhrosimova’s footman / Commander Berthier / General Davout
Boldizsár Zajkás
The Bolkonsky family’s old footman / Tikhon Scherbaty / Matveev
Máté Fülep
Fyodor / Prince Evgeny’s aide / Gérard
Benjámin Beeri univ. stud.
Prince Andrei’s messenger / Ivanov / Host of the ball
Barna Bartos
Footman at the ball / Kutuzov’s aide / A voice
Gergely Biri
The Bolkonsky family’s valet / Napoleon’s aide / French officer
Attila Dobák
French abbot / Monsieur Beausset
Gergely Ujvári
Princess Marya’s lady’s maid
Zsuzsanna Kapi univ.stud.
Métivier, French doctor
Bence Pataki
General Compans’s aide
Róbert Zoltán Lakai
Zapevala / A voice
Miroslav Mladenov Mehandzhiev

Events

Premiere: Jan. 28, 2023

Hungarian State Opera
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01. Opera Premier season ticket
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17. Kováts Kolos season ticket
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39. Miller Lajos season ticket
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12. Róka István season ticket
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08. Tokody Ilona season ticket
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