Levente Szörényi – János Bródy

Szörényi75 – Steven, the king


Concert performance 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
Gergely Kesselyák
István
Gergely Boncsér
Sarolt
Ildikó Komlósi
Gizella
Rita Rácz
Asztrik
Tibor Szappanos
Vecellin
Csaba Sándor
Koppány
Levente Molnár / Antal Cseh
Torda
Attila Fekete
Laborc
Boldizsár László
Réka
Gabriella Balga / Zsófia Kálnay
Sur
János Szerekován
Solt
Zoltán Megyesi
Bese
András Kőrösi
A chronicler
András Káldi Kiss
First bard
Péter Kiss
Second bard
Tivadar Kiss

Credits

Composer
Szörényi Levente
Librettist
János Bródy
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
April 26, 2020

Events

2020. April 26., Sun, 19:00