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
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
Offenbach is frequently considered to be a composer merely of operettas and other light musicals who produced only one truly serious piece: Les contes d'Hoffmann. The French composer, however, composed more than 650 works altogether, and his first opera, Die Rheinnixen (which includes the famous Barcarolle theme familiar from the later Hoffmann) has been unjustly forgotten.
The piece depicts a country shattered by internal warfare through an unusual love story. Composed with astonishing richness, this sparkling and glittering work combines poetry and politics, dreams and reality and the supernatural and the realistic. The work was given its Hungarian premiere in a production by Ferenc Anger.
Conrad von Wenckheim: Csaba Szegedi
Franz Waldung: Gergely Boncsér
Gottfried: Géza Gábor
Hedwig: Andrea Ulbrich
Armgard: Bori Keszei
Featuring on piano: László Bartal
Highlights staged by Andrea Kováts and Orsolya Magyar
Costume designer:Gergely Zöldy Z.
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 4, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 23, 2020