Shakespeare Gala - An Evening with Domingo

On 6 February 2016 the Hungarian State Opera plays host to the Shakespeare Gala: this grand event will pay tribute to the greatest English playwright on the 400th anniversary of his death. Guests of honour of the event will be internationally renowned figures from the worlds of arts and commerce. The special guest star of the Shakespeare Gala is Plácido Domingo, legend of the international classical music scene, who sings for the first time on the stage of the Opera House.


Part I

J. Strauss: Neue Welt - Bürger Waltz
G. Verdi: Macbeth – Prelude and Witches’ Chorus
G. Verdi: Macbeth – Lady Macbeth’s brindisi ('Si colmi il calice…' - Szilvia Rálik
U. Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Gerard's aria ('Nemico della Patria') - Plácido Domingo
Seregi L.– Goldmark K.– Hidas F.: Taming of the shrew / Pas de deux - Kristina Starostina, Bence Apáti
C. Gounod: Romeo and Juliette – Juliette's aria ('Je veux vivre...') - Zita Szemere
O. Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor– Falstaff’s aria ('Als Büblein klein...') - András Palerdi
L. Bernstein: West Side Story – I Feel Pretty - Orsolya Sáfár
G. Verdi: Nabucco – Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
G. Verdi: Otello – Ave Maria - Polina Pasztircsák
G. Verdi: Macbeth – Macbeth’s aria from act IV ('Pietà, rispetto, amore') - Plácido Domingo

Part II

J. Kylián – W. A. Mozart: Six Dances
Erkel F.: Bánk bán – Petúr’s aria - Csaba Szegedi
Erkel F.: Bánk bán – Melinda’s aria from act II - Klára Kolonits
Valázquez: Besame Mucho - Plácido Domingo
G. Verdi: Falstaff – Finale ('Tutto nel mondo è burla...') - Gabriella Fodor, Erika Gál, Bernadett Wiedemann, Orsolya Sáfár, Péter Balczó, András Kiss, Zoltán Megyesi, Géza Gábor, Zsolt Haja, Tamás Kóbor

Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and the Opera Chorus Budapest

Hosted by Szilveszter Ókovács, Noémi Morvai
Dicrected by Ferenc Anger, Tamás Solymosi
Assistant director: András Aczél
Assistant choreographer: András Nádasdy
Chorus director: Kálmán Strausz

Conducted by Péter Halász, István Dénes, Imre Kollár

The recommended dress for the Shakespeare Ball does not insist on 'black tie' in the classical sense. While this expression prescribes for women floor-length dresses simpler than an evening gown, and a tuxedo and black bow tie for men, in this case men may opt for a dark suit in place of a tuxedo, with a black bow tie or restrained necktie and a long-sleeved white shirt with cuff links. Recommended for ladies are evening dresses or cocktail dresses that are not too short, along with reticules and other accessories.


Opera House
Feb. 6, 2016
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2016. February 06., Sat, 19:00