Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


concert 14

December 17., Saturday 19:00

Hungarian State Opera

Oratorio in three parts, without intermission, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Händel as interpreted by Mozart.
Mozart’s arrangement is sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy. 


Hungarian State Opera
Dec. 17, 2022
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.
Music revised by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages by
Charles Jennens
Libretto translated into German by
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Christoph Daniel Ebeling
Hungarian text
Ádám Nádasdy
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
English translation of Ádám Nádasdy's text by
Arthur Roger Crane


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