Johann Sebastian Bach

Christian Cantatas

contemporary opera 8

April 24., Saturday 11:00

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage

Cantatas in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

For the first time on the programme of the Opera

Although Johann Sebastian Bach never wrote an opera, the vocal portion of his oeuvre is permeated with a profound understanding of and remarkable feel for dramaturgy. It is with such sophistication that he sets – and even creates – the lyrics to the five lines of the staff, and his musical notation woven with the sigh motif of the cross-bearer woven from webs of the double-crosses of sharps notes is sometimes so refined, that performing them amidst large sets in enormous spaces would present a formidable challenge. Nevertheless, the Opera strives to expand the boundaries of the genre, and this spirit is being embodied in yet another experiment: a production that dresses up the great Christ cantatas, written for bass voice, in the additional possibilities available from total art.

Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Date
April 24, 2021
Start time
11 a.m.
End time
2:30 a.m.
Concept by
Szilveszter Ókovács
Hungarian text
János Lackfi
Director
Horváth Csaba
Choreographer
Horváth Csaba
Set designer
Zoltán Kalászi Kristóf Kiss Benedek
Costume designer
Mari Benedek
Dramaturg
Diána Eszter Mátrai
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane

Events

Premiere: April 2, 2021

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