Ferenc Liszt lived through the construction of the Opera House and modelled for Zsigmond Stróbl – his statue is right there by the main entrance. Each year, to the sound of the fanfare from Les Préludes, we lay a wreath at this spot. Liszt not only conducted opera, but would also often rework beloved music from operatic literature in his piano pieces. Charity and public-spiritedness were key aspects of Liszt’s life and it is in this spirit that this piano concert is a joint production with the Őrzők Foundation. The official charity of the Tűzoltó Street Children’s Clinic will donate income from the event to improving treatment conditions for children suffering with tumours or leukaemia.
This year’s concert will be a recital by two young Hungarian talents joined by a star soprano. The patroness of the event is Anita Herczeg, wife of the President of the Republic.
On the programme: works by Liszt.
Featuring Krisztián Kocsis, Fülöp Ránki (piano), Beatrix Fodor (voice)
Partners: Őrzők Foundation
21 October 2018 (Mon) 7:30 pm | Erkel Theatre