OperaWednesday
Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

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October 14., Wednesday 20:00

Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage

Streaming

Opera Highlights

Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., we broadcast highlights of the operas that had to be cancelled. Starting with Edgar by Puccini, viewers can see the most important excerpts featuring soloists of the Hungarian State Opera accompanied by piano. To enhance the experience, the costumes and parts of the sets created for the productions will also feature in these broadcasts.

Productions on stream:

23 September 2020 Puccini: EDGAR 
30 September 2020Puccini: MANON LESCALUT
7 October 2020 Bizet: CARMEN
14 October 2020 Verdi: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
21 October 2020 Kodály: SPINNING ROOM 
28 October 2020 Testoni:  FANTASIO / FORTUNIO
4 November 2020 Offenbach: DIE RHEINNIXEN
11 November 2020 Mozart: THE IMPRESARIO / Menotti: THE TELEPHONE
18 November 2020 Gyöngyösi: THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
25 November 2020. R. Strauss: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
2 December 2020 Mozart: L'OCA DELH CAIRO,OSSIA LO SPOSO DELUSO
9 December 2020 Saint-Saëns: SAMSON AND DELILAH
16 December 2020 Beethoven: FIDELIO
23 December 2020 Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
30 December 2020 J. Strauss: THE BAT

6 January 2021 Verdi: LA TRAVIATA
13 January 2021 Kenessey: THE WOMAN AND THE GOLD / Örkény – Tóth: THE TÓT FAMILY
20 January 2021 J. Strauss: THE GYPSY BARON 
27 January 2021 Orff: CARMINA BURANA
3 February 2021 Goldmark: DIE KÖNIGIN VON SABA
10 February 2021 THE HUNGARIAN OPERA DAY
17 February 2021 Massenet: WERTHER  
24 February 2021 Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY 
3 March 2021 Lendvay: THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE / Saint-Saëns: THE YELLOW PRINCESSE
15 March 2021 Erkel: BÁNK BÁN
5 May 2021 Mascagni: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI
12 May 2021 Purcell: THE FAIRY QUEEN
19 May 2021 Debussy: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
23 May 2021 Wagner: PARSIFAL
24 May 2021 Bach – Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: ST MATTHEW PASSION
26 May 2021 Giordano: ANDREA CHÉNIER 
2 June 2021 Verdi: FALSTAFF
9 June 2021 Offenbach: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN 
16 June 2021 Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
23 June 2021 Meyerbeer: LES HUGUENOTS

GIUSEPPE VERDI: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
The subject of this work sparked Verdi's fiercest battle with the censor of Naples and, later on, of Rome. The original libretto treated an actual historical event: the 1792 regicide of a Swedish king. However, this proved too delicate a matter given the political situation of the day, and so in order to curry favour with the censor, the king was converted into an earl and the plot transplanted from Europe to the English North American colonies. After a few more minor alterations, the Roman censor allowed the staging of the work, which when the layer of political assassination is peeled away the plot, reveals a love story. Apart from the political discontent, the real stakes are over a marriage in need of saving. Lurking in the story's background are visceral emotions of unrequited love and blind jealousy that move the plot along. The opera – in accordance with the composer's original intention – is presented as the story of the Swedish king Gustavo III in the Hungarian State Opera production.

CAST
Gustavo: Boldizsár László
Amelia: Eszter Sümegi
Renato Anckarström: Alexandru Agache
Ulrica: Bernadett Fodor
Oscar: Zita Szemere

Featuring on piano: Katalin Domann

Highlights staged by Judit Niklai
Costume designer: Giuseppe Palella

Details

Location
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Date
Oct. 14, 2020
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.

Events

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
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Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
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Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet