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
25 November 2020. R. Strauss: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
“A people can best be known through their folk songs,” claimed Zoltán Kodály, one of the crucial proponents of Hungarian music, whose main ambition as a composer, collector of folk songs and music teacher was to inculcate a love for Hungarian folk song and to cultivate a knowledgeable audience. The Spinning Room is the epitome of Kodály's efforts. When the Opera commissioned a full-length version of the work from the composer in 1931, it wasn't an opera that Kodály intended to write – instead his aim was to re-discover the Hungarian folk song and relay its simple dramatic power.
The lady of the house: Atala Schöck
Her suitor: Antal Cseh
A young man: Donát Varga
Neighbour/The mother of the young man: Kornélia Bakos
A girl: Anikó Bakonyi
The flea: Máté Fülep
The mother of the girl: Andrea Meláth
Featuring on piano: Anikó Katona
Highlights staged by Katalin Kovács
Costume designer: Vágó Nelly
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 21, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 23, 2020