Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Messiah (Der Messias)

Staged oratorio in three parts, without intermission, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
For the first time on the programme of the Opera
Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Handel as interpreted by Mozart.
With Ferenc Anger directing, Mozart’s arrangement is sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy. 

General cast

Gergely Kesselyák
Rita Rácz
Atala Schöck / Anna Molnár
István Horváth
Krisztián Cser
Aglaja Sawatzki / Francesco Sardella / András Rónai / Iurii Kekalo / Balázs Majoros / Dénes Darab / Jessica Carulla Leon / Artemisz Pisla / Cristina Balaban


Music revised by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages by
Charles Jennens
Libretto translated into German by
Christoph Daniel Ebeling / Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Hungarian text
Ádám Nádasdy
Eszter Orbán
Ferenc Anger
Set designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer
Mónika Szelei
Marianna Venekei
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
English translation of Ádám Nádasdy's text by
Arthur Roger Crane

Dec. 21, 2019


2019. December 21., Sat, 19:00
2019. December 23., Mon, 19:00
2019. December 25., Wed, 19:00
2019. December 28., Sat, 11:00

Händel-Mozart: Messiás I Messiah (Der Messias)