Prima donnas



Festive gala concert with Hungarian and English surtitles

Although one of the most successful Hungarian dramatic sopranos of recent decades studied at the Tchaikovsky Academy in Moscow, it was at the Erkel Theatre where she first sang an operatic role, stepping in at the last minute to perform the lead in Il trovatore in February 1988: at the age of twenty only. (And this is likely to be one of the historical records of the Budapest OPERA!) Since then, Gyöngyi Lukács’ career path at the Hungarian State Opera has been marked by 265 performances in 25 roles. Yet, she has also graced the stages of all major international opera houses, invariably in leading roles. She debuted abroad as Tosca, becoming “the youngest Tosca in the history of the Deutsche Oper.” She also performed the role under the baton of Plácido Domingo in San Francisco. 36 seasons after her debut, the soprano will select from her fondest memories and roles on her festive evening.


F. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – “Ecco, respiro appena” – Adriana's aria from Act 1  | Lukács Gyöngyi

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin –  “Slyhali l' vy...” – Tatiana and Olga's duet from Act 1 | Sahakyan Emma, Sahakyan Lusine

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – “Vy mne pisali... Kogda by zhizn..” – Onegin's aria from Act 1| Alexandru Agache

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Deh! vieni non tardar” – Susanna's aria from Act  4 | Sahakyan Emma

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Dove sono i bei momenti” – The Countess's aria from Act 3 | Lukács Gyöngyi

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Hai già vinta la causa” – The Count's aria from Act 3 | Alexandru Agache

J. Massenet: Werther – “Je vous écris de ma petite chambre” – Charlotte's aria from Act 3 | Sahakyan Lusine

G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – “Tu! Tu! Piccolo iddio” – Cio-Cio-San's aria from Act 3 | Lukács Gyöngyi

G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – “Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio” – Cio-Cio-San and Suzuki's duet from Act 2 | Lukács Gyöngyi, Sahakyan Lusine

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Onegin and Tatiana's duet from Act 3  | Lukács Gyöngyi, Alexandru Agache


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
30. Berkes János season ticket