Zoltán Kodály

The Spinning Room / Psalmus hungaricus / Dances of Galánta


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Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios – Bánffy Stage
Date
June 4, 2020
Start time
16:32
End time
20:30

The Spinning Room

Folk scenes in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
A people can best be known through their folk songs,” claimed Zoltán Kodály, one of the crucial proponents of Hungarian music, whose main ambition as a composer, collector of folk songs and music teacher was to inculcate a love for Hungarian folk song and to cultivate a knowledgeable audience.
The Spinning Room is the epitome of Kodály's efforts. When the Opera commissioned a full-length version of the work from the composer in 1931, it wasn't an opera that Kodály intended to write – instead his aim was to re-discover the Hungarian folk song and relay its simple dramatic power.
Kodály was of Polish extraction on his mother's side. And now, breaking with convention, audiences will get the chance to see through the eyes of a Polish director, Michał Znaniecki, how a foreign artist perceives this quintessentially Hungarian work.

Cast

Conductor
Ádám Medveczky
The lady of the house
Atala Schöck
Her suitor
Csaba Sándor
A young man
István Horváth
Neighbour/The mother of the young man
N.N.
A girl
Mária Celeng
The flea
Tivadar Kiss
The mother of the girl
Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz

Credits

Director
Michał Znaniecki
Set designer
Luigi Scoglio
Assistant to the set designer
Alejandro Contreras Cortés
Costume designer
Magdalena Dabrowska
Animation and lighting designer
Bogumił Palewicz
Choreographer
Zsolt Juhász
Assistant to the choreographer
Edit Marosi
Dramaturg
Judit Kenesey
English surtitles
Elisabeth M. Lockwood
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
Oct. 1, 2016

Psalmus Hungaricus

Cast

Karmester
Ádám Medveczky
Zsoltárénekes
András Molnár

Credits

Composer
Zoltán Kodály
Librettist
Kecskeméti Vég Mihály

Premiere
Sept. 15, 2005

Dances of Galánta

Cast

Credits


Events

2020. June 04., Thu, 16:32
2020. June 07., Sun, 11:00