Levente Szörényi – János Bródy

Stephen, the king


Rock-opera production in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
World premiere of the classic Hungarian rock-opera as arranged for operatic voices and symphony orchestra
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Far and away the most successful piece in the history of Hungarian rock operas and musicals, Stephen, the King is permeated with the kind of thinking that is characteristic of classical operas. To mark the 75th birthday of its composer, Levente Szörényi, on the Day of National Unity, the Opera will experiment with a true novelty: to stage Stephen, the King with an operatic score and performed by opera singers. With the work thus completely freed of any need for amplification, the new riches it has to offer will be able to emerge in the atmosphere of Hungary’s largest theatre space: the Erkel Theatre. The work of composer Levente Gyöngyösi on this production is a tribute to Szörényi’s life and career.


General cast

Conductor
Ádám Cser / Gergely Kesselyák
István
Gergely Boncsér
Sarolt
Ildikó Komlósi
Gizella
Rita Rácz
Asztrik
Tibor Szappanos
Vecellin
Csaba Sándor
Koppány
Antal Cseh
Torda
Attila Fekete
Laborc
Boldizsár László
Réka
Gabriella Balga / Máthé Beáta
Sur
András Kőrösi
Solt
Zoltán Megyesi
Bese
János Szerekován
First Narrator
András Káldi Kiss
Second Narrator
Attila Erdős
First bard
Péter Kiss
Second bard
Tivadar Kiss
A mourner
Kolos Kováts
Saman woman
Sahakyan Lusine
Boglárka
Zsófia Nagy
Enikő
Eszter Zavaros
Picur
Krisztina Simon

Credits

Composer
Szörényi Levente
Librettist
János Bródy
Orchestrated by
Gyöngyösi Levente
Director
Miklós Szinetár
Set designer
Balázs Horesnyi
Choreographer
Bertalan Vári
Costume designer
Rita Velich
Dramaturg
Eszter Orbán
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
Oct. 4, 2020

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