Sergei Prokofiev


contemporary opera 18 rehearsal

January 26., Thursday 18:00

Hungarian State Opera

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.


Hungarian State Opera
Jan. 26, 2023
Start time
6 p.m.
End time
10 p.m.
Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto based on the novel of Leo Tolstoy by
Sergei Prokofiev Mira Mendelson
Calixto Bieito
Set designer
Rebecca Ringst
Costume designer
Ingo Krügler
Lighting designer
Michael Bauer
Sarah Derendinger
Beate Breidenbach
Hungarian surtitles
Katalin Alter


Premiere: Jan. 28, 2023

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