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Testoni: Fantasio/Fortunio

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October 28., Wednesday 20:00

Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage

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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
25 November 2020. R. Strauss: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN

TESTONI: FANTASIO / FORTUNIO
The two one-act operas by contemporary Italian composer Giampaolo Testoni based on the plays of the French Romantic dramatist Alfred de Musset were already produced by artists of the Hungarian State Opera in 2018, in cooperation with Teatro Coccia, in Novara. The 2020 Budapest premiere of a new stage version directed by Mária Harangi had to be postponed due to the epidemic, but viewers can now see the best parts of the two pieces. They both take place in the borderlands between the worlds of the imagination and reality, the event fluctuate thrillingly between a dream world and reality, and sometimes it is nearly impossible to decide what is fantasy and what is actually happening.

GENERAL CAST
FANTASIO
King: Géza Gábor
Prince: Zoltán Megyesi
Elisabetta: Zsófia Nagy
Governess of Elisabetta: Mária Farkasréti
Fantasio: Gabriella Balga
Spark: Attila Erdős

FORTUNIO
Andrea, a notary: Géza Gábor
Giacometta: Zsófia Nagy
Clavaroche, an officer: Attila Erdős
Maddalena, a housekeeper: Mária Farkasréti
Fortunio, Apprentice notary: Gabriella Balga
Pietro, a gardener: Zoltán Megyesi

Featuring on piano: Kálmán Szennai

Highlights staged by Mária Harangi
Costume designer: Richard Marton

Details

Location
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Date
Oct. 28, 2020
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.

Events

Premiere: Sept. 23, 2020

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